VAT on derv

Spudie

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Location
Ards C.Down
Doing vat and am fed up tying to keep all those little till receipts for the returns. What's everyone else's method. Garages don't want accounts any more. Any cards give you breakdown to make it simpler.
 
Is there not a phone app that camera logs VAT invoices now, in a similar way to how you can pay cheques into the bank over the phone?
 
Just set up a DropBox account and then take a photo of the receipt when you get back to your truck, and upload it before screwing the receipt up and chucking it away.. I do that and they're all there at the end of the month.
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Alternatively email yourself the photo, then file that email in a 'fuel' folder to keep them all together and backed up.
 

Flintstone

Member
Location
Berkshire
Yes, good idea.


What I’ve done though is shared my monthly receipts DropBox file with my accountant (I put all invoices in the monthly DropBox files as well as fuel receipts) and then she does my VAT each month without even bothering me, and then I just see a VAT payment coming in each month.

Works a treat.

This is up one level and you scan see it’s a shared file. It’s free, and saves a heap of time.

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Dry Rot

Member
Mine get clipped to the ash tray using the springy lid.

When that's full, a handful are transferred to my egg box. (My problem then is finding sufficient egg boxes).

HMRC did once inspect my books which were presented with the appropriate eggs boxes full of loose receipts.

They came back all sorted and clipped together. The inspector presented me with an HMRC booklet entitled, "How to keep your accounts" (or something similar -- I haven't read it) and the words, "We won't be inspecting YOU again!".

So far, so good.;)
 

glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
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Mine get clipped to the ash tray using the springy lid.

When that's full, a handful are transferred to my egg box. (My problem then is finding sufficient egg boxes).

HMRC did once inspect my books which were presented with the appropriate eggs boxes full of loose receipts.

They came back all sorted and clipped together. The inspector presented me with an HMRC booklet entitled, "How to keep your accounts" (or something similar -- I haven't read it) and the words, "We won't be inspecting YOU again!".

So far, so good.;)
Buy in bulk:banghead:
 
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Buy in bulk:banghead:
Storing DERV on farm very rarely makes financial sense nowadays unless you can buy in 20,000 litre tanker loads - A permanently discounted fuel card which tracks the wholesale market will be no more expensive and less liable to unidentifiable losses.
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Cowabunga said:
You really have to watch those card prices like a hawk though, because very often you will find them deducting more than local general pump prices.
I would agree with the above on such as UKFuels, KeyFuels etc who will try to lure you in with a "prospecting price" which they compare to national averages often including motorway services and can end up varying wildly week to week and even appearing as a higher price than posted at the pump where you draw fuel.
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What you need is a price which is linked to the weekly wholesale ( PLATTS Rotterdam) price plus a fixed margin .

We have been using this system for about 5 years now and the only time I have seen pump price at a similar level has been when there is a local supermarket promotion war.

My regular discount from our local Esso station pump price is in the region of 5 to 6 ppl and I have known the discount compared to a Motorway Services station be as much as 20 pence per litre. (All prices are Ex VAT which is detailed in the bi-weekly invoice.)

If your regular routes take you past a Costco then that will be competetive.
 

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