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I'm vat registered company, for VAT registration applied

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Hello, I'm vat registered company, for VAT registration applied recently and got my VAT number backdated since the day the company was actually established. At that time I worked for a local company as a subcontractor, letting them know that I'm planning to apply for VAT, so they were well informed about my plans and until I got my certificate of VAT registration, I invoiced them just for my regular weekly wages excluding VAT. I quit a job with that company and recently got a letter with my VAT registration number so I invoiced my ex-employer to pay my VAT back for all the period I worked for them as I will get the bill shortly to pay tax myself. But my ex-employer refuse to pay, ignores my letters and invoices completely. I asked for advice around but neither my accountant or other drivers sub-contractors ever heard of a nonpayment of VAT from employer, as that the law. So the question is- what to do? It's not a big amount -only just above 1,700 GBP but still I will need it to pay! It's not like I'm asking for some treat, it's legal money that is needed to be accounted and paid for the government. I suspect some fraudulent accounts going on in this company, therefore ex-employer tries to escape any payment. I need a letter from the solicitor to my ex-employer explaining my rights to get VAT back and what's happens if the law is breached.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jamie-Law replied 9 months ago.

Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Is there any reason why they wont pay the sums due?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hello Jamie, just chatted with my ex employer now and he promissed to pay before 15th of december when he will get his vat back himself. So i presume its ok for now. Thanks