VAT Is a tax that turns up almost everywhere. Even when it is not being charged, it can be an issue for businesses where they pay VAT on costs, which they cannot reclaim.
As a tax on transactions and movements (of goods) it has a wide impact on not only businesses, but also individuals, government bodies and charities. Unfortunately, it is usually only noticed when it creates unexpected and rather painful difficulties. At that stage, resolving issues can become more expensive and time consuming.
Embracing the complexities of VAT at an early stage is not always easy, but it does reap rewards. With the right approach VAT recoveries can be maximised, VAT on sales can be minimised and the cash-flow impact of VAT can be better managed. Those dreaded VAT inspections can also be managed to either be avoided, or become much less of an ordeal.
This is where we can help. We can assist with everything from the more complicated demands of structuring a large property deal or international trade structure, outsourcing your VAT return and compliance function through to successfully dealing with HMRC enquiries.
With decades of experience across a wide range of business sectors, our VAT specialists work with you to promote your business to help maximise your potential. VAT doesn’t always have to be a threat. We have an excellent track record of defending clients and achieving successful outcomes when things go wrong.
As part of an international network, we can leverage our contacts to provide you with global advice on VAT or sales tax regimes to facilitate your growth cross-border.
a) Financial Services,
HMRC Dispute Resolutions
Our specialist VAT team provide flexible and cost-effective advice to other professionals including accountants, lawyers, architects and surveyors. Contact us for further information.