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Brighton Office: 01273 202311

Wimbledon Office: 020 8946 1212

VAT Return Accountant

Here at Hartley Fowler, we are pleased to offer a range of VAT return services.

VAT can be one of the most time-consuming areas within a business. Mistakes made in VAT returns can be costly to your company and it is essential that VAT compliance is managed correctly.

We will provide you with invaluable advice and support. In addition, our reliable VAT accountants will take away the stress of completing your company return. We deliver trusted VAT services that are tailored to meet your company’s requirements. Whether you’re a start-up or SME, our VAT tax consultants have the skills and experience to prepare your return and advise you on the most complex of issues.

Our extensive VAT accounting services include:

  • Registering (or deregistering) your business for VAT
  • A dedicated VAT return accountant to prepare returns for approval and online submission
  • Investigation of contentious VAT assessments
  • Planning the best VAT strategy for your organisation
  • VAT return services and advice for complex financial transactions
  • Carrying out pre-emptive VAT control visits
  • Reviewing land and property transactions
  • Advising on supplies of goods and services to overseas countries

We can use our VAT accounting experience to ensure that you implement the most appropriate and beneficial strategy for your needs.

VAT Accounting Services – Developing a Strategy

Our VAT accountants will share their expertise and vast levels of knowledge to devise a tailor-made VAT strategy and plan for your company. Appointing a VAT tax consultant will give you peace of mind that expert eyes have understood your business and customers, as well as the current law and regulations. When you choose us, we will develop a customised strategy that will keep your company compliant as well as competitive.

Call an expert VAT return accountant

Please contact us if you have any questions about our VAT accounting services. Alternatively, if you would like a free consultation with a specialist VAT tax consultant, call us today:

Brighton: 01273 202311
Wimbledon: 020 8946 1212

VAT Accounting – FAQs

What is a VAT return?

VAT stands for Value Added Tax. A VAT return is a periodic report that is filed with HMRC to disclose the amount of VAT collected and paid by a business. We offer a range of VAT return services to assist you.

Why would I need to do a VAT return?

You must submit a VAT return to comply with tax regulations. Reporting VAT collected and paid is a way to determine your VAT liability or rebate (refund).

How much is VAT in the UK?

The standard UK VAT rate is 20% (as at October 2023).

What is the VAT registration threshold?

The VAT registration threshold in the UK is £85,000 of taxable turnover per year (as at October 2023).

What deadlines should I know about?

When it comes to VAT accounting, it is important to know the VAT return filing and payment deadlines. These typically occur quarterly and you may face penalties for late submissions.

What are the benefits of being VAT registered?

Benefits of being VAT registered include reclaiming VAT on business expenses, increased credibility and being compliant with tax laws.

How can an accountant help me with my UK VAT returns?

Yes – we can help you with VAT returns. A specialist VAT return accountant can ensure accuracy, manage your VAT records and provide guidance on VAT schemes that could benefit you.

How do I register for UK VAT?

You will need to visit the HMRC website and complete the registration process online. Alternatively, this can be done by post. The requirements may vary, depending on your business circumstances. If you’d like to discuss this in more depth, please contact one of our expert VAT accountants at our Brighton or Wimbledon offices.