VAT Experts

Value-added tax (VAT) compliance is a critical aspect of running a successful business in the UK. However, navigating the complexities of VAT legislation and staying updated with the ever-changing regulations can be challenging. That’s where SolveVAT comes in. We are a team of dedicated VAT experts in the UK, committed to providing tailored solutions and advice to ensure your business remains VAT compliant. In this article, we will discuss the various benefits of working with SolveVAT’s VAT experts and how we can help your business thrive.

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SolveVAT’s VAT Experts

SolveVAT comprises a team of highly skilled VAT experts with extensive experience in various industry sectors. Our VAT experts understand the nuances of VAT legislation and are well-versed with the latest developments in VAT regulations. Our comprehensive knowledge allows us to provide practical, up-to-date advice to help your business navigate the complexities of VAT compliance.

Tailored Solutions from UK VAT Experts

At SolveVAT, we recognise that each business is unique, with its own set of VAT-related challenges. Our VAT experts in the UK take the time to understand your business and provide customised solutions to address your specific VAT requirements. By offering tailored advice, we ensure that your business adheres to VAT regulations while identifying opportunities for VAT savings.

Proactive Approach to VAT Compliance

Our team of VAT experts takes a proactive approach to ensure your business remains VAT compliant. We stay up-to-date with the latest changes in VAT legislation and provide timely advice to help your business adapt to new regulations. This proactive approach minimises the risk of non-compliance and helps you avoid costly penalties.

Assistance with VAT Disputes

In the event of a VAT dispute a VAT expert from our firm can provide expert representation, helping you resolve the issue as quickly and efficiently as possible. Our team’s extensive experience in handling VAT disputes and VAT investigations ensures that your business is well-equipped to navigate these challenging situations with minimal disruption.

Streamlined VAT Processes

SolveVAT’s VAT experts are dedicated to streamlining your VAT processes, enabling your business to save time and resources. By implementing efficient VAT management systems, we help your business reduce the administrative burden associated with VAT compliance, allowing you to focus on what matters most – growing your business.

VAT repayment

There are a number of circumstances that can give rise to a VAT repayment being due to a business. Negotiations with HMRC can be quite detailed and take many months to reach a conculsion. Our team of VAT experts have negotiated with HMRC on behalf of clients and have successfully secured a VAT repayment for businesses in numerous sectors totalling many millions of pounds.

Head off any VAT disputes and penalties with our specialist VAT advice services.

Our VAT experts can help you avoid VAT disputes and penalties by providing professional consultation services. With our comprehensive knowledge of VAT regulations and our extensive experience in resolving disputes, we can provide you with the guidance to ensure you comply with VAT regulations and avoid any potential penalties.

VAT ADR

VAT ADR is designed to be a flexible resolution tool to help resolve VAT disputes.  You can apply for VAT ADR at any stage of an enquiry and at any stage of the tribunal proceedings. VAT ADR can be used when:

  • communications have broken down between you and HMRC
  • there are disputes about the facts
  • a dispute appears to be the result of a misunderstanding
  • you want to know why HMRC has not agreed evidence you have given them, and why they want to use other evidence
  • you’re not clear what information HMRC has used, and you think they may have made wrong assumptions

If you are applying for ADR after HMRC has made a decision such as issuing a VAT assessment or after issuing some VAT penalties you must have either:

  • accepted HMRC’s offer of a review — you must wait for the review to end, appeal to the tribunal and have the appeal accepted before applying
  • not accepted HMRC’s offer of a review — you must appeal to the tribunal first, and have the appeal accepted before applying

Our VAT experts can help you to seek a VAT review of the VAT decision in dispute, and/or lodge an appeal to the VAT Tribunal and/or apply for VAT ADR as appropriate.

HMRC will advise within 30 days of receiving an application if ADR is right for resolving your dispute.

There are a number of principles at VAT ADR regarding all participants’ responsibilities. These principles include you:

  • agreeing to provide more information if asked;
  • responding to any requests within 15 working days; and
  • committing to attending a meeting by telephone, video or face to face, within 90 days from when your application is accepted.

During the VAT ADR process an HMRC mediator who has been trained in mediation skills and techniques will work with you and the HMRC officer dealing with your case. They will help you both explore ways to resolve your dispute, including helping you: focus on the areas that need to be resolved; and re-establish communications, if needed.

Our VAT experts have been able to resolve some disputes with HMRC in favour of our clients by using the VAT ADR process solely by way of correspondence whilst others progress to meetings as outlined above.

If resolution of a VAT dispute cannot be achieved at ADR the matter can still progress to a hearing at the VAT Tribunal should that be necessary.

VAT Appeal Process

We can advise you on the VAT appeal process to the First-tier Tax Tribunal and if instructed by you we can lodge an appeal to the Tribunal on your behalf.

A VAT expert from our firm can represent you at the Tribunal.  The process can be quite time consuming requiring attention to detail with regard to the evidence to be produced and the preparation of witness statements.

We are able to instruct Counsel and we are in regular contact with Counsel that specialise in VAT appeals amongst other matters.