Our VAT team is larger than those in many mid-tier firms and our breadth of experience reflects the variety of clients we work for.
On any day, we might be advising on an international sports event, a multi-million pound restoration of a heritage asset and the acquisition of an extensive property portfolio. Certainly we’ll be glad to help you set up for VAT, get you registered and complete your return, but the majority of what we do is advisory. Clients come to us and stay with us, for our skills at demystifying VAT and simplifying their situation.
The key to this is our understanding of what you do and how you do it. Utilising the varied backgrounds of our team, we put ourselves in your shoes and advise accordingly – thinking and working as part of your team. Our analytical yet personable approach, means we’re highly proficient at solving your VAT problems.
How we can help
We can advise on the whole range of VAT services and queries, whether you’re running a Not for Profit organisation, a company of any size or come to us as a private client. We’ll guide you through all the various reliefs and grey areas to present a clear picture of your options and our recommendations.
- Partial exemption methods and planning
- HMRC enquiries and disputes and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Mitigating penalties
- Property transactions and fundraising
- Capital projects
- Managing VAT cashflow
- Cross-border transactions
- VAT reviews
HMRC has become increasingly determined to maximise its revenue and for some clients that can seem worrying. Yet a rational, objective response usually succeeds. On the very rare occasions we have to resolve a VAT dispute in court, the result is almost always in our client’s favour.
Brexit may mean we’re no longer part of the EU, but Europe is still our biggest market, and we work regularly for clients active in UK/EU trading. We work with MSI global alliance in Europe and around the world, to ensure the smoothest possible VAT transactions and compliance on exports and imports.
Corporate VAT and Tax updates
For our quarterly VAT updates for corporate organisations, please click below for all of our recent publications.
Not for Profit VAT and Tax updates
For our quarterly VAT updates for not for profit organisations and charities, please click below for all of our recent publications.
We regularly publish insights on the latest VAT news and updates. To stay up to date and for our expert analysis, click below for more.
New VAT interest and penalty rules
The old position Up to and including 31 December 2022, if a VAT return is not submitted and paid in full on time, then a taxpayer will be subject to the Default Surcharge regime. This provides that in the case of a first default, the taxpayer is sent a warning notice known as a Surcharge […]
haysmacintyre: Is your structure fit for purpose? Overview of VAT for property businesses
Transfers of a Going Concern (TOGC) One of the key areas for any business involved in the buying or selling of property is the question of whether a sale or purchase can qualify as a Transfer of a Going Concern (TOGC). If a transfer qualifies as a TOGC there is no VAT chargeable on the […]
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Spring Budget 2023: VAT measures
Following the 2023 Spring Budget, we have noted some of the VAT measures which will be...
VAT and prompt payment discounts: TalkTalk Telecom v HMRC
To some extent, the case is of academic interest because the relevant legal provision is...
Changes to the processing of option to tax forms by HMRC
Following a recent consultation, HMRC have confirmed that with effect from 1 February 2023 they will no...
New VAT interest and penalty rules
The old position Up to and including 31 December 2022, if a VAT return is not submitted...
Ventgrove Ltd v Kuehne+Nagel Ltd case
The case in question revolved around a lease agreement between Ventgrove Ltd as the landlord...
HMRC issues guidance on VAT treatment of dilapidation payments
You will recall that HMRC released a Brief at the end of 2020 which set out...