Case Studies

Unreasonable Demands from HMRC

Florence Coke, a café owner in Gorton, Manchester got in touch through our free helpline for advice on an unreasonable demand sent by the HMRC for nearly £1 billion.

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Irrecoverable VAT on Property Agent’s Fees

We were approached by a client who hired a property agent to help sell a number of land plots and was confronted with irrecoverable VAT on the agent’s fees.

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Disaggregation Notice Served by HMRC

We were contacted by a client who got in touch regarding a business issue with HMRC that had served them a disaggregation notice and demanded £50,000 in unpaid VAT.

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Commercial Building Projects

If you have any clients intending to convert any building into residential dwellings (or carry out any remodelling works in existing residential buildings) - please contact us on our helpline so we can advise you on possible structures designed to negate a VAT charge to your client and confirm the VAT liability of the works.

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Choosing the Correct Date of Registration

An interesting case that I have dealt with this week considered the date of registration for a partnership that had refurbished a property and was intending to make VATable supplies of that property.

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Partial Exemption Review Nets Client £61,000 Additional VAT Recovery

A new client to one of accountancy partners recently benefited from a £61,000 VAT windfall following a review of how it accounted for VAT

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Clothing Exports and VAT Refunds

This client exports large amounts of clothing particularly to EU countries. He was having continual problems as Customs were putting stops on his VAT refunds (his purchases being UK sourced and thus VATable).

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VAT and Commercial Property Transactions

We got a call from an accountancy colleague of ours who was concerned that one of his clients was being badly advised by his solicitors..

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Specific VAT Planning

Option To Tax Dis-Application In certain circumstances an option to tax is disapplied and this includes where an existing building is intended to be converted to residential use..

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Customs Facilitation Schemes

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