How do I get VAT receipt?

Modified on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 at 01:09 PM

Our order confirmation emails meet all the HMRC requirements as VAT receipts as outlined on their page here.

The key elements required are summarised below.

Information requiredFurther information
An identifying numberA sequential number based on one or more series which uniquely identifies the document.
The time of the supplyThis is the ‘tax point’ and is based on the date
- goods are supplied
- a service is completed, or
- you receive a payment before you either make the supply or issue the invoice.
The date of the issue of the documentThe invoice transmission date or the date you make the invoice available to your customers.
Your name, address and VAT registration numberFor cross border supplies the registration number must be preceded by the letters ‘GB’.
Your customer’s name and addressFor cross border supplies, you must show your customer’s VAT registration number and country identifier.
A description sufficient to identify the goods or services supplied; and for each description the following:For a supply of goods, you may use a code to identify products, provided one of our visiting officers can easily check the code against a full description at both your and your customer’s premises, for example, a catalogue.
The unit priceFor services, the countable element might be, for example, an hourly rate or a price for standard services. If the supply cannot be broken down into countable elements, then the total tax-exclusive price will be the unit price.
The quantity of the goods or the extent of the services 
The rate of VAT 
The amount payable, excluding VAT, expressed in any currency 
The rate of any cash discount offered 
The total amount of VAT chargeable, expressed in sterlingA summary of the VAT amount payable on the invoice by VAT rate or exemption.

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