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VAT

VAT and associated sales taxes continue to be complex; our VAT experts come from a variety of backgrounds, and are experienced in handling both the day-to-day VAT issues and those more nuanced and high-risk solutions. 

HMRC disputes and investigations

Whatever the stage of an HMRC investigation you find yourself, we can prepare you for, and attend, VAT inspections. We aim to resolve disputes using the most cost-effective method, including directly challenging unfair and incorrect decisions, or by negotiation using alternative dispute resolution. We also have extensive experience in VAT appeals in tribunals and courts, and offer fee protection insurance to protect you against the costs of a dispute before it arises.

VAT compliance

VAT is a complex tax and HMRC threaten penalties for any errors; let us guide you through the maze of regulations. We work with you to ensure that you understand VAT and its impact on your transactions, assisting with: 

  • VAT registrations
  • Ad-hoc advice
  • Assistance with partial exemption methods or special VAT schemes
  • Advising on record-keeping 
  • Completing VAT calculations and VAT returns on your behalf. 

International VAT

With businesses now trading across the globe, UK VAT is just one complexity, and overseas VAT registration may also be required. Utilising our experience in advising on cross-border supply chains, we can help you deal with complex transactions as well as offer access to our global VAT network through Baker Tilly International.

Land, property and construction

The VAT rules in relation to property transactions are particularly complex and this, coupled with the high value of transactions, means that specific VAT advice is highly recommended - particularly in relation to:

  • Option to tax
  • Relevant residential and relevant charitable developments
  • 5% reduced rate construction services
  • Capital Goods Scheme
  • Transfers of a going concern
  • New build dwellings

VAT health checks

VAT has evolved from the “simple tax” originally introduced, and it is easy for even the most diligent businesses to make mistakes. Our VAT health check aims to give your business peace of mind that it is compliant with all relevant rules, as well highlighting opportunities for VAT savings and efficiencies. We review:

  • VAT accounting processes and systems
  • The liability of income streams 
  • VAT recovery position, including partial exemption methods
  • Specific issues or one-off activities
  • Special accounting schemes, such as the flat rate or cash accounting schemes

Get in touch to chat about getting your VAT affairs in order.

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Insights

Jun 2018

VAT: Property search fees

The Law Society has published “interim guidance” concerning the VAT liability of property search fee

Insights

May 2018

Digital changes ahead...

Is your business registered for VAT and has a taxable turnover of over £85,000?

Insights

Mar 2018

VAT Inspections & Legal Sector

The 2017 case involving Brabners Solicitors and in particular the VAT treatment of online search...

Publication

Mar 2018

Customs Changes Post-Brexit

What does it mean for U.K. businesses and what should they be doing to prepare?

Insights

Jul 2016

Customs duty considerations

Once the UK’s withdrawal has been confirmed, the UK will no longer be part of the EU’s...

Insights

Jan 2018

Customs procedures post Brexit

Promises and procrastination from UK Government

Insights

Dec 2017

Farmers right to reclaim VAT

HMRC loses appeal on single farm payment VAT charges

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