HMRC launch online form to obtain an XI number

16 Dec 2020

HMRC state:

Following the launch of our Guidance/Policy Papers regarding the application of VAT under NIP on Friday 20th November 2020, we have launched a ‚ G Form‚ which businesses can use to inform HMRC that they are operating under the NIP and thus require an XI prefix. Businesses can use the information on the following link to check whether or not they are trading under the NI Protocol for VAT purposes: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/accounting-for-vat-on-goods-moving-between-great-britain-and-northern-ireland-from-1-january-2021/check-when-you-are-trading-under-the-northern-ireland-protocol-if-you-are-vat-registered-business

The link to the G Form: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tell-hmrc-if-you-sell-goods-in-northern-ireland-or-move-goods-between-northern-ireland-and-the-eu-from-1-january-2021

The link to the Guidance/Policy Papers launched on 20/11/2020: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/accounting-for-vat-on-goods-moving-between-great-britain-and-northern-ireland-from-1-january-2021

style="margin-left: 40px;">Letters are being sent to all VAT registered businesses with a BT postcode to let them know whether or not they will be automatically identified as operating under the Protocol.‚