I have a UK company and was trading without a VAT number, therefore I was paying VAT on Amazon Fees, eBay Fees, Stock Purchased etc. After registering for VAT, the date of registration was back dated to April.
Can I claim all the VAT paid since April on my first VAT return?
Yes you can, provided that you still have the VAT invoices for those transactions. You can even claim VAT on some pre-registration purchases. Generally: – services up to six months pre-registration and – any goods still in stock at the date of registration, that were bought up to four years pre-registration.