Been racking my brains to increase my sales. I have two options, increase the number of SKUs I’m currently selling. Or expand to another market. I opted to expand my operations to UK.
Part 1 : Applying for VAT
I decided to outsource this part of the process. Why? I simply feel that it’s a headache I don’t need 😉 Time is money, and my time is better spent on other aspects of the business.
I decided to engage Simply VAT to do VAT registration on my behalf. You can email them for a quote for the countries you are interested in.
Once you accept their quote, they will send you forms to fill up. Print and fill up those forms. You will have to return them to UK via post.
They will start the registration once they receive your documents. It will take up to 6 weeks from this point onwards.
Also, during the application process, HMRC might ask for more information. This happened to me, so I have to fill up a simple questionnaire which according to Simply VAT, is pretty routine.
I got my VAT and EORI in about 6 weeks after Simply VAT file my registration.