VAT Consultancy

Our objective is to save clients’ money and manage their VAT risk. Here are examples of our recent advisory projects:-

Property Advice

  • to landowners selling development land, in conjunction with our tax and rural experts, to maximise the post-tax receipt and to manage risk
  • to developers on the correct VAT treatment of complex transactions
  • to contractors on charging VAT correctly, including the reverse charge for building and construction services
  • to charities and individuals on maximising VAT relief on the costs of building projects, and assistance in submitting “DIY” VAT reclaims

Advice to Charities

  • on the optimum VAT treatment of charitable income
  • on structuring and the use of trading subsidiaries
  • on practical and effective partial exemption methodology to recover VAT on expenditure
  • on apportioning membership subscriptions

Advice to businesses trading overseas

  • in relation to post-Brexit rules
  • in relation to current, and impending, VAT rules and compliance obligations

Helping businesses

  • manage HMRC inspections and interventions
  • contest HMRC decisions
  • negotiate with HMRC
  • choose the correct VAT scheme, e.g. for retailers, small businesses, or to improve cashflow
  • needing advice on large or complex transactions, including restructuring or selling their business, or buying a new one
  • needing reassurance on their VAT compliance via a VAT “healthcheck”

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VAT Consultancy