Notifying us of changes to a
VAT registered business
You may use this form to tell us of any changes to your
VAT registered business.
If you have ceased trading or transferred the business
to a new owner, complete form VAT7 Application to cancel
your VAT Registration.
If you have changed your legal entity, for example, from sole
trader to limited company but would like to retain the same
VAT Registration Number complete forms VAT1 and VAT68.
If you are registering a change in Partner(s), complete form
VAT2 Partnership details.
These forms are available from our website, go to GOV.UK
and search for the form name.
VAT Registration Number
Your full name
Your position within the company
For example, Proprietor, Partner, Director
What do you want to tell us about?
Tick all boxes that apply
Changes to business contact details complete section 1 Change VAT Return dates complete section 3
Change bank details complete section 2 Transfer of the business complete section 4
1 Changes to business contact details
For Par tnership/Sole traders only
If you are changing your own name provide a copy of your
marriage, divorce or deed poll certificate
For Incorporated companies only
New company name
Provide the Certificate of Incorporation for change of
name from Companies House
New trading name
If you have changed the address of the principal place of
business, what is the new address?
We do not accept an accountant’s address, director’s
home address, PO Box address or c/o address
Business email and website addresses
2 Change bank details
The bank account must be in the name of the registered
person or company and must be held in the UK.
These bank details are used by HMRC to make any
repayments of VAT to your business. If you pay your VAT
by Direct Debit, we record those bank account details
separately. Update these details at your bank or download
a DD Mandate VATC9 available at GOV.UK. Please allow
5 working days before setting up a new direct debit
instruction on the HMRC online system.
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