VAT affects all businesses, charities, government bodies and individuals. It is a complex tax charged on transactions; the rules can be confusing, they are heavily built on case law meaning that they are ever-changing.
Our experienced team of VAT advisers and VAT accountants can help with all aspects of VAT from the day-to-day compliance and VAT accounting to complex VAT advice, planning and supporting clients with HMRC enquiries and disputes.
We take the time to really understand our clients’ needs, the particular transaction or situation that is causing concern and provide clear, concise and commercial advice that allows our clients to meet their compliance responsibilities and manage risk.
Our VAT services include:
VAT accounting services, helping you from the registration process to submission of VAT returns giving you peace of mind and reducing some of the stress that VAT compliance can bring.
VAT health checks and due diligence to ensure that your VAT affairs are compliant and efficient. We tailor our health checks to each client and advise on:
- The VAT treatment of income sources and one-off transactions
- VAT accounting schemes
- Partial exemption methods to ensure optimum recovery of VAT incurred on costs
VAT advice, planning and structuring on transactions, including:
- Company acquisitions and reconstructions considering the recovery of input tax and VAT grouping
- Land, property and construction transactions
- Reviewing contracts to determine whether there is a supply for VAT purposes, or agency agreements to ensure that it is clear who is principal and that VAT is accounted for correctly
- International trade where the VAT rules have become more complex on supplies of goods following Brexit and advising on the place of supply of services to unravel some of the special businesses to consumer and businesses to business VAT rules
HMRC investigations, enquiries and disputes, advising and guiding you through what can be a very stressful time. We are experienced in communicating with HMRC, understanding their requests and ensuring that the whole process is fair on all sides.
DIY Housebuilders Scheme, providing advice and assistance to give you the comfort that VAT has been charged properly on your house build or conversion and that HMRC should not challenge the claim.
Bespoke VAT training, we can provide tailored VAT training to your in-house accounting team from the very basics to focused training on a specific sector.
The specialist sectors we can advise you on include,
but are not limited to the following:
- Charities and Not for Profit
- Company accounts
- IT Contractors
- Manufacturing and Technology
- Owner Managed Businesses
- Professional Practices
- Property and Construction
- SME Market
- Timeshare Industry
- Tourism and Leisure
Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you want to achieve. With more offices in the South West than any other firm, we’re always on hand to offer face-to-face advice, opening doorways to a whole world of specialisms and services which are available to all of our clients whenever they need them.
To find your nearest office or get in touch with one of our specialist advisers, please go to our contact us page.
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