VAT Advice

VAT has become increasingly complex over the years, and is far from the simple tax we were promised in the early 1970's, when it was introduced.

VAT is a transaction based tax and you will need to get it right at the time a transaction occurs. Unlike many taxes, it is not possible to sweep up matters at the year end to reach a satisfactory conclusion. If you do not ensure that the VAT treatment you apply is correct at the outset, you could face problems.

The Government's 'spend to save' policy, involving greater co-operation between HM Customs & Excise and the Inland Revenue, means that you can expect a more vigorous pursuit of underpaid VAT.

Free Tax Advice Tax ADVICE employs VAT specialists with many years experience in VAT matters, often gained in the employ of HM Customs & Excise. Let us help you deal effectively with the VAT aspects of your business.

We can provide all the assistance you require whether it's for a routine VAT registration or a difficult case before the VAT and Duties Tribunal.

VAT planning can be advantageous particularly in situations involving property transactions and partial exemption. A leaflet issued from the local VAT office is unlikely to answer your query and will certainly not provide positive VAT planning advice.

Free Tax Advice Tax ADVICE will give the help you need


VAT Health Checks
VAT Planning
Special Methods
Partial Exemption
Property Transactions
VAT Assessment reviews and Reconsiderations
VAT Group Registration
Late Registration
"Reasonable Excuse"
Capital Goods Scheme
Liability Disputes and Rulings
Negotiations with Customs & Excise
VAT Appeals and Tribunals

Our aim is to provide quality services at value for money prices. Most services are provided at hourly charging rates and estimates will be given in advance wherever possible.

In certain circumstances, work is carried out on a retainer or contingency fee basis.

For prospective clients, a free initial half hour consultation is offered.

For further information please contact your nearest office or e-mail our VAT partner: