Aston Shaw’s VAT specialists have an in-depth knowledge of all aspects related to VAT and have helped a wide range of businesses address their concerns.
Whether you need detailed advice on complex matters, or simply assistance to complete your VAT returns, we offer a comprehensive range of services which includes VAT planning, compliance and health checks. Above all, we provide practical and straightforward advice to help you minimise liabilities and maximise cash flow.
While some businesses may be in the fortunate position of having straight forward affairs, many are not. Businesses operating in a significant number of sectors are subject to complex VAT rules and procedures, which require the skills and experience of an expert to navigate effectively.
Our specialist team can provide you with the assurance that your business complies with its statutory and legal obligations and that your business is operating with the most appropriate structure, systems and procedures to minimise your liabilities. We can also assist you with issues such as partial exemption and recovery methods.
Our VAT compliance services include:
Assistance with VAT registration and de-registration
Preparation and submission of returns
Reviews of returns and accounting documentation
VAT control and reconciliation
EC sale lists
Effective VAT planning can minimise VAT liabilities and maximise cash flow, by ensuring that all available reliefs are claimed, suitable structures are implemented and that transactions are undertaken in the most tax efficient manner possible.
Our VAT planning services include:
Advice on planning and administration
Use of the most appropriate VAT scheme
Identify any areas for concern with regards to your accounting controls and systems
Investigate transactions that may not have been accounted for
Identify ways to reduce your VAT liability
Recommend remedial actions to ensure
Negotiation with HMRC in disputes and representing you at tribunals if necessary
Aston Shaw offers a comprehensive healthcheck, which looks at all of your business’s VAT accounting and reporting procedures and can reassure you of your individual VAT position.
Our VAT healthcheck is designed to:
Ensure that are on the most appropriate VAT scheme
Check a sample of transactions to ensure their compliant
Annual Accounts reconciliation
Update you or your staff regarding VAT rules
Where partial exemption rules are applicable, check that VAT is being calculated correctly
Identify key VAT saving opportunities
Reduce the scope for VAT errors
Provide recommendations to assist in rectifying areas highlighted
Provide further help and assistance where required
A very important change to VAT rulings were announced in the Autumn Statement, though it seems a great deal of media sources have skipped over this announcement. Despite being overshadowed by other announcements, this is something you really ought to be aware of if these new rulings are to affect you. In the recent Autumn […]