VAT Planning

The team of specialists at The VAT People has helped hundreds of businesses with every aspect of VAT planning. We understand how difficult it can be to decipher how much you need to pay, as well as any reliefs you are entitled to, but we are best placed to offer advice in this area.

One of the most important aspects of carrying out any kind of major business transaction is to consider how much VAT needs to be paid, and what this means for the business. Failure to take this into consideration can leave companies in a tricky financial situation, which could result in them being unable to complete a deal.
Our specialists can help you to understand and manage all of your VAT obligations for each type of deal. For more information about our services, contact us by calling 0800 077 4604, or fill out an online enquiry form and we will be in touch.

How we can help

We are well equipped to use our expertise to help your business with every aspect of VAT planning.

Some examples of our interventions to assist clients in this area include:

  • Reducing a private developer’s VAT costs to 5% on the contractor’s costs in a business transaction involving turning residential properties into flats.

  • A review of a company’s partial exemption calculations, which identified that no annual adjustments had been made, and, on recalculation, we discovered over £50,000 in additional VAT due to the client.

  • A review of a company’s non-UK activities uncovered a responsibility to register for VAT in another EU member state, but by structuring the arrangements in the correct manner we ensured full recovery of VAT of expenditure incurred there.

  • We ensured that an overseas property development company could recover almost £80,000 on VAT incurred in the UK.

  • We helped to remove the VAT charge and reduced the Stamp Duty cost on the purchase of a VAT-opted commercial building containing an ongoing tenancy.

Get in touch

Before your business undertakes any major transaction, simply contact us to talk through the potential consequences and any opportunities there may be to make VAT savings. Contact us either by calling 0800 077 4604, or fill out an online contact form and we will be in touch.

Latest Testimonials

  • "Tamara was my first port of call when I needed a VAT expert. She is extremely knowledgeable, dependable, thorough and efficient. I would recommend her personally to any business needing this kind of assistance."

    Sarah Sillars OBE, CEO at Institute of Advanced Motorists, IAM - April
  • "The VAT People have been used by Cosmo Leisure for many years. We have found them to be very thorough and professional in all that they do.
    They have looked after some very complicated tax issues for us, always meeting deadlines at short notice and pursuing successful claims."

    Keith Lee, Cosmo Leisure Group - April
  • "Tamara has advised a number of our clients on VAT-related matters and her advice has always been timely and relevant. She is also willing to discuss matters on an informal basis and could not be more helpful. I recommend her and her firm whole-heartedly."

    Adam Hymes, Commercial Property Partner at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP - April
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