The Value-Added Tax (VAT) Flat Rate Scheme is a tax relief scheme available to businesses in the United Kingdom. Under the VAT Flat Rate Scheme, businesses can claim a flat rate on all their taxable supplies of goods and services. This means that, instead of paying tax on every purchase made, businesses only have to pay a percentage of total sales, and that percentage is according to your business. This allows businesses to use their resources more efficiently and reduce their tax liabilities overall.
The main difference between the FRC and normal vat is that when you charge your customer's VAT, you must keep a record of your VAT collection. You can also claim your VAT back. On the other hand, in FRC, you can not claim your VAT on purchases. Calculate you VAT with this online VAT calculator.
When to apply for Flat Rate VAT Scheme?
If you are willing to apply for FRS( Flat Rate Scheme), your total VAT turnover is £ 150 000 or less. However, you must register with HMRC to take advantage of this scheme.