Introduction

Making the complexities of VAT, as easy as A, B, C.

Our experienced specialist VAT Team works with businesses to help them comply with often complex VAT obligations, improve cashflow, save money and ensure transactions are tax efficient. We have gained our excellent reputation by cutting through VAT complexities and offering down-to-earth, practical VAT advice solutions.

VAT has become increasingly complicated and has changed significantly in recent years.
Considering the potential VAT implications at an early stage is vital particularly for large transactions. Our VAT Team works closely with the firm’s direct tax and business services teams to make sure significant transactions and new structures are both VAT and tax efficient while avoiding unexpected or adverse consequences.

VAT checks can be stressful and costly. The way HMRC operates has changed in recent years. More checks being carried remotely so it is important to be clear and precise in any communication and to understand what HMRC are looking for. Changes in the penalty regime also mean more errors could be subject to a penalty. We have a good track record assisting businesses through HMRC checks minimising the stress and risk of penalties.

The VAT service we provide

  • Dispute resolution and litigation cases – assisting with VAT check preparations, investigations, mediation with HMRC and negotiating settlements of outstanding liabilities. Acting for your business in tax disputes and reviewing documentation for tribunal appeals.
  • Transaction support and structuring – particularly advising on land & property transactions and sales of businesses. Pre-empting VAT implications during the early stage of deals can reduce your tax liabilities later down the line.
  • VAT healthchecks – to identify VAT savings and efficiencies or to identify and correct errors before HMRC becomes aware of them which will reduce the risk of penalties.
  • Charities and not for profit organisations – advice on VAT recovery particularly where exempt or non-business activities are undertaken, advice on the VAT treatment of income and reliefs that may be available.
  • Advising on cross-border transactions and in particular the evidence required for exports and imports and the VAT treatment of international services.
  • Cash recovery – we can assist with reclaims of overpaid VAT and claiming retrospective VAT refunds.
  • Special VAT schemes – small businesses may benefit from Cash Accounting and the Flat Rate Schemes, we can examine your situation and help you make an informed choice.
  • Training – providing webinars and tailored courses.
  • Registration & deregistration– assisting with registration or deregistration applications or requests for exception.
  • DIY claims – advising on the eligibility to make a claim, planning work to ensure a claim can be made and assistance compiling and submitting the claim.

Meet the experts

You'll find our team dotted across the South West, experts in everything from tax to technology. We build long-lasting relationships with our clients, drawing on our insights and experience.

You'll find our team dotted across the South West, experts in everything from tax to technology. We build long-lasting relationships with our clients, drawing on our insights and experience.

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