VAT & Indirect Taxes

Navigating VAT challenges: expert guidance for compliance and efficiency.

Dealing with VAT can be complex and resolving related issues and questions can be challenging. The rules and regulations surrounding VAT are constantly changing and can be difficult to keep up with.

Fortunately, most VAT problems faced by businesses and charities can be efficiently resolved by seeking input and planning advice from experts who specialise in VAT matters. It is crucial to address these issues promptly to ensure compliance, as VAT impacts various aspects of business operations. HMRC actively targets specific types of businesses and market sectors to ensure adherence to VAT requirements.

Regardless of the industry you operate in or whether you are a commercial business, a charity, or a public body, seeking VAT advice is important. Even confirming that VAT does not apply can be valuable, as non-compliance can lead to severe penalties.

These include:

  • Registration/deregistration for VAT
  • Preparation and filing of VAT returns.
  • Advice on VAT schemes available to your business or organisation.
  • VAT advice on proposed transactions.
  • VAT and cross-border trade.
  • VAT Healthcheck – capital and revenue spending, property and land transactions, key controls review.
  • VAT training sessions for finance managers.
  • VAT investigations – pre & post-investigation.
  • Negotiating with HMRC on your behalf.

Whether you have questions about VAT returns or specific transactions within domestic or international contexts, or if you simply want to enhance your in-house finance team’s knowledge of VAT legislation, rules, and penalties, we have the expertise to provide the support you need.

Iain Johnston

Assistant Manager & VAT Specialist

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