VAT and duty planning

VAT advisory and VAT planning support

The rules around VAT are acknowledged as being far from straight forward. VAT operates as a self-assessed tax; thus, the taxpayer needs to navigate the rules as best they can. VAT is regularly evolving, with updated case law and regular changing regulations and HMRC interpretation, which poses added potential challenges.

Our VAT advisory team has extensive experience in all areas of the tax, especially in dealing with the more complex areas such as partial exemption, land and property, and cross border transactions.

The team has a diverse range of experience, including ex HMRC inspectors, “Big 4” qualified advisors, running and leading VAT teams in a group A firm, as well as having international tax specialists.

Between them they have many years of working exclusively in VAT advisory, and pride themselves on their practical and pragmatic approach, with an inherent ability to get to the nub of an issue. They also work alongside clients to innovate and find solutions.

We are also closely aligned with the Moore Europe and Moore global VAT and tax specialists, to ensure that our clients get a holistic support to their international operations and related questions.

Our extremely experienced team works with companies and organisations of all sizes, as well as charities and not-for-profit organisations to ensure that they take advantage of planning opportunities and maximise efficiencies.

HMRC are increasingly carrying out inspections and many of those are face to face, and this is an area that our VAT colleagues can provide extremely valuable support and assistance. We offer a bespoke “An Inspector Calls” offering, that provides clients with the necessary hand holding they need to ensure that dealings with HMRC are efficient and well handled. Our team understand the motivation and mindset of HMRC inspectors and can offer that vital link to allow communications and interactions to be as productive as possible.

Start-up business?

We can help with VAT registration and make sure you tick all the necessary boxes.

Established business?

We offer a full UK VAT service, including advice on large and complicated transactions. We can carry out VAT health checks to spot any issues before HMRC and represent you in disputes and appeals if necessary. And if your business takes you outside the UK, we can advise on international VAT issues and tax recovery, especially with our Moore Global Network membership.

Finally, we have got a great deal of experience with helping clients prepare for making tax digital. Please contact us if you’d like to discuss how we can help you too.

Reach out to our VAT Director, Debbie Jennings, to discuss any of your VAT and duty planning queries.

As a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax, Debbie Jennings combines a high level of technical expertise with an ability to communicate complex VAT issues in plain English. Her relaxed and approachable style is valued by clients, contacts and colleagues alike. Always one to deliver practical solutions, Debbie enjoys rolling up her sleeves and… Read more

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