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VAT has never been a simple tax. Over recent years, this has become increasingly true, and is primarily due to the introduction of complex anti-avoidance legislation by H M Revenue & Customs.

VAT is a self-assessed tax.  You are not only expected to correctly interpret and implement the law, but additionally you are expected to keep abreast of the rapid changes surrounding case law. Failure to do this may result in unwanted penalties, surcharges and interest charges. It may also result in potentially significant arrears.

Here we have the expertise and experience to help you navigate through the maze of VAT. We achieve this by offering you professional and practical advice on how VAT interacts with your individual business circumstances.

Having access to this specialist service means you do not have to worry about falling into the many pitfalls that exist and allows you to concentrate on what you do best – making a success of your business.

If you would like to find out more or have any questions contact:

Alan Moore (Partner) at Darlington or Rosemary Anderson (Partner) at York or Nicola Bellerby (Partner) at Durham.

What can we offer you ?

We are able to provide you with a complete VAT service, including advice and assistance with:

  • General compliance issues such as VAT registration / de-registration, the completion and timely rendering of returns, improvement of cashflow and flat rate scheme registration
  • The VAT return and statistical reporting requirements arising from EU and import/export trading activities
  • The selection and operation of retail schemes and special margin schemes for tour operators and second-hand goods dealers to minimise output tax liabilities
  • The selection of methods to maximise input tax recovery, especially in partial exemption and ‘non-business’ situations
  • How VAT interacts with new business developments such as the Euro, e-commerce and electronic filing of information
  • The more complicated areas of legislation such as land and property transactions, the election to waive exemption, the sale of businesses and charitable activities
  • Should things go wrong, a comprehensive dispute service. This includes the reviewing of assessments, the submission of requests for local reviews and formal appeals to the VAT and Duties Tribunal

CALL US 01325 349700

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