VAT MOSS Made Simple

What is VAT MOSS?

The Value Added Tax (VAT) Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) is one of a kind scheme offered by HMRC. They are the United Kingdom’s tax payments and customs related authority. VAT MOSS lets all sized businesses that supply communication-related, broadcasting or any other digital services to consumers in the European Union who aren’t paying tax- in countries where they do not have an establishment- to account for the VAT due on those goods and services through the internet.

The charges are based on the residence of the consumer- where they live- regardless of whether the supplier is found in the EU or outside. If MOSS did not exist, businesses who are selling these services would have to register for VAT, make returns and payments in each customer’s individual country. However, with the help of MOSS, the process has become much more straightforward as it costs less and is now much easier for businesses to file for their VAT.


How Can We Help You?

How we can assist you

All of us at Pearl Accountants are here to guide you for all your VAT MOSS related needs. Pearl helps you in making sure that your business is paying the right amount of tax in conformity with HRMC’s Real-Time Reporting necessities. We also help to make sure you never miss a deadline and are provided with specialist skills and advise.

Pearl are Chartered Accountants concentrating in helping a range of various sized companies from small to medium-sized, contractors, landlords, and sole traders.

We are here to guide you in deciding the most suitable VAT scheme, and we ensure that you fully understand and are following all VAT laws and protocols.

How to Pay Your VAT MOSS?

There exist various methods to pay for the VAT MOSS. Worried about which one you should go for? Don’t worry at all! We have you covered. We assist you and your business in deciding which VAT scheme you should go for!

1. Standard VAT Accounting

In this scheme, your VAT calculations are built upon the invoices raised, rather than when the invoices are paid. With the standard VAT accounting, you can get back the VAT that you may have had to pay on your acquisitions. You will get to retrieve the net of the VAT that your customers are paying and the VAT you have spent on your purchases.

2. Flat Rate VAT Scheme

Based on this scheme, you pay a flat rate percentage of your sales rather than calculating VAT on each transaction that occurs. This is much better for relatively small companies as it is much faster and way less complex to calculate the VAT.

3. Cash VAT Accounting

This takes into account the cash amount paid or received rather than just invoiced. This is different than Standard VAT accounting. It is suitable for your cash flow as you would not have to pay VAT on any products that the customer has not paid for already. Let Pearl Guide You! We help you from complete bookkeeping services to processing all your sales invoices, receipts, and bank statements. We also help you plan tax throughout the year, give unlimited accountancy support, and provide regular reminders of your deadlines! We also offer you access to our cloud software to raise invoices, submission of the CT600 to HMRC, calculation, and presentation of quarterly VAT return, monthly submission of RTI and a mobile app for your quotes and invoices. Moreover, we help you plan your tax throughout the year! Moreover, we also offer free consultations! One-touch and you can schedule a meeting with us! From a skype meeting, telephone meeting, or face to face! We offer you all kinds of interactions, making it easier for you. Choose one of these options and get the best consultation for all your VAT needs.

Is MOSS Applicable for Your Business?


Do Any of these questions apply to you:

  • Do you source digital services ‒ broadcasting, telecommunications, or e-Services ‒ where the service is mechanical? Some examples of these services include:

    video on demand, the supply of websites, downloaded apps, music downloads, gaming, e-books, databases, anti-virus, software, online auctions, distant teaching, or web-hosting.

  • Do you charge a price for these facilities?
  • Do you have clientele in other European Union Member states?
  • Are any of your EU customers not VAT registered businesses?
  • Do you sell your e-Services only through your own website?
  • If you answered YES to all of these questions, then VAT MOSS is relevant for your business.

Why Choose Pearl Accountants

Pearl Accountants have successfully managed to streamline the global VAT recovery process. We provide your business with all integrity regarding data, compliance, and unchallenged visibility. We make you receive higher yields, and the whole process is more productive. We also keep you thoroughly involved in all the schemes and process. We have revolutionized the electronic discovery of VAT with our cloud-based program! We provide businesses with full control over their tax recovery and the whole procedure.

Filling it online is a new approach, and we are here to guide you through it! We have simplified the process making it easy for all kinds of businesses to be able to file their VAT.

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