You recently bought the company with already issued VAT GB number. Previous company directors registered a company to VAT, using the trading address. Now as new owner you need change trading address , registered office address. You changed Companies House records, but records in VIES won’t change automatically.
What do you need to do?
- Please open the form VAT 484 and fill in it.
- You are obliged to enter the business and personal details, including your company position, VRN – Vat Registration Number, new contact details ( e-mail, phone number, business phone number), new trading address. Additionally, you can change periods of VAT returns ( monthly, quarterly periods). The form needs to be signed by an authorised person – company director or Attorney.
- Next step is sending original application to postal delivery address to HMRC:
Grimsby National Registration Service, HM Revenue and Customs, Imperial House, 77 Victoria Street, Grimsby DN31 1DB.
When the records will be changed?
The timeframe of changing records consumes a lot of time. Basically, on our previous experience – the period of changing trading address and other VAT details takes 2-3 weeks from receiving an application by HMRC.
If you act as an export/import seller – you need to do all paperwork on time because you can have troubles with custom clearance – especially in the case if the company address in Companies House does not exact to VIES / EORI address – addresses are different. Please note the company needs file all previous and actual VAT returns on time to avoid potential penalties and troubles with international EU trading.