Manage VAT

How do I manage VAT using the Toolkit?

You can use the Toolkit to account for the VAT charged on transactions you’ve made with your Starling business account. You can also see what your VAT position is, connect to your HMRC profile, and submit and pay your VAT returns electronically.

Take the faff out of VAT

Keeping on top of all-things VAT is simple with our Toolkit. You can:

  • Record VAT.
    Record VAT rates and apply VAT treatments to your transactions.
  • Stay in the know.
    See how much your VAT returns will be and save towards them in Goals.
  • Submit and pay VAT.
    Connect to HMRC and stay in compliance with Making Tax Digital (when you use the VAT tool with the Cash Accounting Scheme or Flat Rate Scheme using a cash method).

How it works

Start by making sure we have the correct information about you - including your VAT registration number, date, and VAT scheme. All looks good? Then you can use the VAT tool to connect to your HMRC account. Simply click Connect on the top right hand corner of the VAT summary page and follow the journey. Once you’re connected and synced with HMRC, the Toolkit will be able to access data from HMRC to create your VAT returns. Hop onto the VAT tool whenever you need to review your returns, save for your VAT bill and, when you’re ready, submit your VAT return to HMRC.

Where to find it

Once you’ve subscribed to the Toolkit in your mobile app, log in to online banking on your desktop. On the left side of the window, you’ll see a tab called ‘VAT’. Click it and manage your VAT from there.

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Want to know more?

Head on over to our VAT FAQs, or discover all of the additional great features of our Business Toolkit.

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Existing business customer? You can apply for the Business Toolkit from the Starling app. Just head to the subscription section in your account menu.

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