Our VAT specialists have an in-depth knowledge of all aspects relating to VAT and have helped a wide range of businesses solve their VAT questions and submit their VAT returns properly.
Whether you need detailed advice on complex matters, or simply assistance to complete your VAT returns, we offer a comprehensive VAT service 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 straightforward 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.
VAT Returns & Compliance
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
VAT Planning & Advice
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.
We don’t just advise on UK VAT matters, we also regularly advise clients on international VAT issues. If your business sells, supplies or transfers goods outside of the UK, it’s very likely you will need to charge VAT on them, which can be a complicated process. Fortunately, our VAT Consultant’s have the knowledge and expertise to advise on such issues.
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
VAT Health Checks
Aston Shaw offers a comprehensive health check, which looks at all of your business’s VAT accounting and reporting procedures and can reassure you of your individual VAT position.
Our VAT Health Check 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
How We Work
We start with a free consultation at one of our offices (or we can visit you), we’ll sit with you and discuss the finer details of your business over a cup of coffee or tea. Once we have a firm understanding of your business and your current VAT situation we’ll explain how we might be able to help optimise your VAT position.
And you can call, email or pop into any one of our offices as much as you like and we’ll always do our very best to assist you. We won’t charge you for a five-minute meeting or a phone call or email either.
Our VAT Consultant, David Fiddy explains why the VAT registration freeze may not be good news for everyone. Prior to the Autumn 2017 Budget, it was anticipated that the VAT registration threshold would be lowered. Surprisingly though, it wasn’t. Instead, it was frozen for “at least” the next two years. While this appears to be […]