VAT Planning & Compliance

VAT has never been a simple tax and over recent years this has become increasingly so following the introduction by H M Revenue & Customs of complex anti-avoidance legislation.

Yet, because VAT is a self-assessed tax, businesses are expected to correctly interpret and implement the law and keep abreast of the rapid changes arising out of case law. Failure to do so can result in businesses facing penalties, surcharges and interest charges - not to mention potentially significant VAT arrears.

Here at Clive Owen LLP we have the expertise and experience to help you navigate through the maze of VAT by offering you professional and practical advice on how VAT interacts with your individual business circumstances.

Having access to this specialist VAT service means you do not have to worry about falling into the many VAT pitfalls that exist and allows you to concentrate on what you do best - making a success of your business.

If you would like to find out more or have any questions contact

Alan Moore (Partner) at Darlington or Rosemary Anderson (Partner) at York or Nicola Bellerby (Partner) at Durham.

Alan Moore

01325 349 700
Rosemary Anderson

York Office
01904 784 400
Nicola Bellerby

Durham Office
0191 384 2244
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What can we offer you ?

We are able to provide you with a complete VAT service, including advice and assistance with:

• General compliance issues such as VAT registration / de-registration, the completion and timely rendering of VAT returns, improvement of VAT cashflow and flat rate scheme registration.

• The VAT return and statistical reporting requirements arising from EU and import/export trading activities.

• The selection and operation of retail schemes and special margin schemes for tour operators and second-hand goods dealers to minimise output tax liabilities.

• The selection of methods to maximise input tax recovery, especially in partial exemption and ‘non-business’ situations.

• How VAT interacts with new business developments such as the Euro, e-commerce and electronic filing of information.

• The more complicated areas of VAT legislation such as land and property transactions, the election to waive exemption, the sale of businesses and charitable activities.

• Should things go wrong a comprehensive VAT dispute service, including the reviewing of VAT assessments, the submission of requests for local reviews and formal appeals to the VAT and Duties Tribunal.

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