Do clients prefer my Ltd to be VAT registered? Do clients prefer my Ltd to be VAT registered?
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    Question Do clients prefer my Ltd to be VAT registered?

    In the past, the VAT threshold mandated my Ltd Co. to be VAT registered. These days I'm well under that and purchases that are "wholly and exclusively" for the Co. are also low. Consequently, I'm wondering whether it's worth the bother of staying VAT registered. Paperwork aside, the key issue to me seems to be whether clients prefer it one way or the other or don't care. The Co.'s clients are typically VAT registered themselves, but sometimes are not for the smaller outfits.

    Anyone know of arguments one way or the other?


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    From your clients side, if they are VAT registered they won't care whether you are or not. If they are not VAT registered, they would love it if you are not VAT registered.

    From your side, being VAT registered will always leave you better off. If you have low/no expenses then go on the flat rate scheme.
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    You should go on the FRS you'll make ~5% extra by being on the FRS v not being VAT registered.

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