I've got a question about VAT registration as a sole trader.
I started a small IT business a few months ago and tried to register with SARS for VAT.
When I applied I needed to supply them with customers invoices to prove I am a legal business, apparently they no longer accept cashflow projections, this was obviously impossible as I just started the business so my application was rejected.
My question is, now a few months down the line and I'm a few invoices richer, would it be better to try this application as a sole trader again or buy a cc/pty shelf company and submit my VAT application again through the cc/pty. I'm not sure if this would be a bit easier doing it as a registered company or would it be the money worth in maintaining the company as this is not my full time job but only something I've started on the side. Anyone with experience/tips on applying for VAT, please give your opinion as I've heard its a bit of a nightmare trying to apply for VAT these days
Thanks for your time