New VAT certificates ‘may be on way’

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has warned businesses registered for VAT that they may receive a new certificate they are not expecting.

HMRC said that it was carrying out routine maintenance of its VAT systems and might need to change the way it recorded addresses for businesses registered for VAT, to ensure consistency across the information it hold.

In a statement issued on 19 November, it said: “As a result you may receive an amended certificate of registration (VAT 4).

“If you do receive an unexpected certificate, please check that the details are correct, and only tell HMRC if you find any errors.”

Link: Telling HMRC about a change in name or address