I am afraid retrospective cancellation of your VAT registration is not possible. The cancellation only applies once HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has received your de-registration form- HMRC Form VAT 7 which is available from their website www.hmrc.gov.uk.
You may opt for a future date though.
There are lots of considerations when de-registering for VAT such as the date to de-register and the VAT you have recovered on your stock and certain capital items. If you would like assistance with this, please feel free to contact your local TaxAssist Accountant.
By Jo Nockels
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