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Using UK Flat Rate VAT Scheme in Odoo 9...

roland ashdown
on 10/4/16, 10:58 AM 111 views


I'm a small business owner providing consulting/advisory work.

I'm on the UK's Flat Rate VAT scheme, and have been using Odoo for a while now - and really liking it.

However, I'd love to know how to apply flat rate VAT scheme to the accounting module. I charge std. rate VAT on all sales, but my VAT payments to the HMRC are less (but I can't reclaim VAT on my purchases <£2k).

Has anyone figured out how to apply this scheme (or something similar) to Odoo v9?

Thanks in advance

Thank you Ermin.

I'm not an accountant (by any means!). Would you be kind enough to outline the steps for me?

e.g. If I log in as admin, and then go to "Accounting > Configuration > Accounting > Taxes", then do I edit either of the two standard rate (20%) items? Or do I need to create two new one (sales and purchase)? Then how do I create/set the income account for the correct applicable tax?

Thanks in advance for any help you might be able to give.

Kind regards


roland ashdown
on 10/4/16, 1:57 PM

See my amended answer.

Ermin Trevisan
on 10/5/16, 3:51 AM

Thank you - appreciated.

roland ashdown
on 10/5/16, 3:53 AM

Ermin Trevisan

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Ermin Trevisan
On 10/4/16, 12:51 PM

We do have the same in Switzerland. In Switzerland you have to invoice using the regular sales tax, you can't deduct purchase tax and you have to pay a flat tax based on turnover.

For my customers I do configure products with the regular sales tax (but set to an income account instead of a payables account), with no purchase tax and you have to post the true flat tax based on the turnover manually. You have to configure tax codes accordingly.


I recommend you to create a new sales tax code for each tax rate which is applicable to your business (most probably you have only one for 20%). Name it "Flat tax sales 20%" as an example. Assign an adequate income account instead of an account payables account to your tax code (ask your accountant). You do not have to create new purchase tax codes, because you will not need any purchase tax at all.

When posting entries or configuring products, do always delete the purchase tax code assignation and assign the flat sales tax code.

When filing the tax return, just manually calculate the tax amount owned from the total sales and create the corresponding accounting entries (again, ask your accountant).

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