If you are VAT registered then you need to keep in mind the rules on VAT for expenses charged to a client.
Many freelance contractors invoice their clients for expenses incurred such as travelling to site etc. If you do this and are registered for VAT then you need to add VAT on top of what you are charging - even if the expense does not include any VAT when you pay for it i.e. a train ticket has no VAT charged on it but if you expense this to a client you must add VAT on top (only if you are VAT registered).
So you pay for a train ticket for £50.00 you expense this to your client for £50.00 + £10.00 VAT = £60.00
If you have any questions regarding this or if you would like to go through it in detail then please do call us on 0845 834 0269 or email Christopher at Chris@123contracting.co.uk