There are three aspects to UK VAT:

  • Compliance – which goes from registering for VAT, through the completion of VAT returns, to seeking decisions from HMRC and, of course, determining for yourself how the VAT should be handled.
  • Disputes – which start with HMRC decisions which may affect how your business runs, through to assisting to resolve the query raised by HMRC, into the appeals and ADR process. Here we would also include trade disputes, where there is a disagreement between the parties as to how VAT should be handled.
  • Advice – on the tax efficient structuring of transactions, staying well within the guidelines published by HMRC on avoidance – we look for answers which HMRC should find acceptable.

Key issues we handle include the following: