VAT planning

Value added tax is one of the most complex and onerous tax regimes imposed on business – so complex that many businesses inadvertently overpay or underpay VAT.

The ever widening scope of VAT, the constant stream of detailed changes to the regulations, and the ever growing demands of H M Customs & Revenue call for a trained professional eye to ensure that you do not fall foul of the regulations and do not pay more VAT than you need to!

In particular, VAT and property can hide many traps for the unwary. With some careful planning beforehand you can obtain considerable cashflow advantages and/or reduce considerably the amount of VAT you pay.

In addition to our bookkeeping and VAT return service where we will complete VAT returns for you, we can also provide the following services to help minimise your VAT burden:

  • advice on VAT planning and administration
  • use of the most appropriate VAT schemes
  • planning to minimise future problems
  • negotiating with HM Revenue & Customs in disputes and representing you at VAT tribunals
  • performing a “Healthcheck” of your current VAT position

Whether you are buying a business, starting a business from scratch or purchasing machinery, land or property or are trading internationally you should always consider the VAT aspects at the earliest opportunity. If you are thinking of doing any of these call our VAT partner Joe Taylor on 01423 564446 or email Joe at

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To get a flavour of what we can do for you, please feel free to call or email any of our partners or staff for a chat or to arrange a free initial meeting.