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VAT for a non resident LTD in London

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Harold Rene' M Member Since: Jun 4, 2016
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Hi to all,


I had a question: I'm opening a LTD in London as non resident. The suppose invoice will be under the lower invoice needed to have to access to a VAT number. I would like to know how the VAT would be calculated in this case.


Thanks for any advice,


Harold René.



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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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Upwork will NOT be able to advise you as to how company law works in UK.


If you have a Ltd UK company that is registered with Companies House, you have to register for VAT if your supply threshold is likely to exceed £73,000 (I think this is at 20%). However, even if you have a Ltd company in UK, and you operate outside the UK, local (i.e. where you live) VAT applies. This is a very simplistic explanation and you would probably  need an international accountant/company lawyer to advise you fully. 


Upwork is actually quite simple. If you have a VAT number, regardless of where you pay your taxes, and you enter it in your accounts page, you will not have to pay Upwork's 10% VAT on the service charge.


Upwork is not responsible for your personal tax calculations.