Sage 50 VAT ‘T’ codes

4th May 2021

With the changes to the reverse charge on VAT returns due to the UK leaving the EU from 1 January 2021, I thought I would share a reminder of the default tax codes within Sage from v27.1 onwards:


T0 – Zero rated transactions

T1 – Standard rated transactions – Currently 20%

T2 – Exempt transactions

T4 – Sale of goods to VAT registered customers in EC

T5 – Lower Rate – Currently 5%

T7 – Zero rated purchases of goods from suppliers in EC

T8 – Standard rated purchases of goods from suppliers in EC

T9 – Transactions not including VAT

T10 – T14  No change

T15 – Purchase of services from ROW – Reverse charge

T16 – Purchase of services from ROW – No VAT

T17 – Import of goods – Under import reverse charge threshold

T18 – Import of goods – Postponed VAT

T19 – Import of goods – VAT not postponed

T20 – Domestic reverse charge

T21 – CIS reverse charge – Standard rate

T22 – Sales of services to VAT registered customers in EC

T23 – Zero rated or exempt purchases of services from suppliers in EC

T24 – Standard rated purchases of services from suppliers in EC.

T25 – UK Flat Rate scheme only – Purchase or sale of capital items, where the purchase amount is more than £2,000 inclusive of VAT.

T26 – CIS reverse charge – Reduced rate


To view or amend the tax codes:    Sage > Settings > Configuration > Yes to close all other open windows > Tax Codes.

If you require further Sage support, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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