Adding VAT to my quotes



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Firstly, apologies if this has already been asked a hundred times before!

I've just started out as a freelancer, and have had my first quote request for stationery design and print. Up until now I've been quoting for flyers and other stuff that is zero-rated for VAT, but I realise that letterheads and business cards are standard rated. I've received quotes from printers to print the job from the artwork I supply and their prices are excluding VAT. Now, when I quote the client, do I add in the VAT I'm being charged on the print, along with my design charge, to give the client a total figure?

My worry is that I am not VAT registered and therefore not allowed to charge VAT. But surely, I'm just covering the cost of the VAT I'm being charged, and not actually charging VAT to my client...?

I hope that makes sense - VAT is proving to be a bit of headache!

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