It's a nightmare to make any changes to your VAT number. I deregestered and in the end spent so much time communicating with ebay that I wanted to remove the number that in the end I gave up (you may think you can change it in your settings but you can't). I have now reregistered for FRS and have a new number.
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Hi, just going throught my business account and it is showing a VAT number. I have noiw deregistered. can this be removed. thanks.
Thanks for sharing your concern.
Just to confirm, you want removal of VAT number from your account?
I confirm the removal of the VAT number from my account
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Terry, shall I help you with the steps to remove VAT number from your account?
ok, but everythign I read said I had to get in touch with ebay
May I know where you have read this?
Thanks for the link.
and so it goes on and on and on
Fortunatly the overall costs of selling as a business cost too much for the handful of bits I want to get rid of so I flog it as a private seller. Much less hassle and cheaper.