If you registered for UK VAT in order to operate VAT-MOSS for your overseas sales of digital services to non-business customers, you may now find that the administration for such sales is just not worth the hassle. If so you may want to de-register for both UK-VAT and VAT-MOSS, and restrict your sales to UK-based consumers, or businesses located anywhere outside the EU.
The de-registration process for VAT-MOSS must be done online and it will take effect from the end of the calendar quarter in which notice to de-register is given. Thus to de-register from VAT-MOSS with effect from 1 July 2015 onwards, notice must be given by 15 June 2015. Note that once de-registered for VAT-MOSS your business can’t use VAT-MOSS again for two calendar quarters.
The de-registration application for UK VAT can be done online, and we can do this for you. The paper form VAT 7 can also be used to apply for de-registration from UK VAT. For a voluntarily de-registration the effective date is the date HMRC receives the application to de-register or a later date as agreed with HMRC.