VAT Training for Your Business

Please note: Our training offering is available only to businesses, rather than individuals 

VAT is an incredibly confusing area that is often time-consuming to figure out. However, with training from The VAT People, your business can ensure it has the necessary knowhow to calculate your payments with ease.

Even if you don’t find VAT too baffling, you may want certainty that your organisation is accounting for VAT in the correct manner - and we have the experience and expertise to help you do so.

We offer bespoke VAT training to businesses, get in touch today by calling 0161 477 6600, or fill out an online enquiry form now and we will call you back at a convenient time.

Our bespoke VAT training

The VAT People provides bespoke in-house VAT training services , which are tailored to meet the needs of your business and the individuals within it. Undergoing training helps to ensure that potentially costly accounting errors are avoided, and also adds to the bundle of evidence of reasonable care that is vital for proving if an error has occurred.

Investing in training is cost effective…

In one case we have dealt with, a client avoided having to pay a £40,000 penalty after it provided evidence of reasonable care.

In another case, our VAT trainer identified an accounting error from questions asked by an attendee during a training session. As a result, the attendee’s business was able to recover more than £150,000 in overpaid VAT from HMRC.

Watch our video to find out more about how VAT Training could help your business

What will the course cover?

Each training session will be designed specifically with your company in mind. We make sure our VAT training is relevant to the specific audience. We understand how frustrating it can be to attend a course with generic training, so we look to avoid this at all costs. This is why we do not offer generic training attended by employees from different businesses, as we believe it is essential to offer training based on a business's specific requirements. 

Our bespoke approach to VAT training is ideal for ensuring your employees gain all the understanding you require, ensuring the session is specifically geared towards your business.

We can deliver training on a wide range of VAT issues, including:

  • International supply chains and VAT

  • Accounting for property transactions

  • Issues and opportunities that should be considered for your trade sector or business

  • VAT for charities and/or grant-funded organisations

  • Input/output VAT

Who will deliver the training?

Your training session will be administered by one of our seasoned VAT professionals who pride themselves on their practical, commercial and technical VAT knowhow. All of our team are former HMRC professionals, meaning they are best placed to explain how VAT should work for your business and how HMRC will view a variety of real-life VAT issues.

Our team has more than 50 years of collective VAT experience, and understands how the matter works from both a technical and commercial perspective. Our vast experience means we can deliver easily understood sessions that include practical, real-world examples of what VAT means for your business and clients.

Where is the training delivered?

Generally speaking, training sessions are carried out at your premises. This means that no expenses are incurred by staff having to travel to an external venue, and as few working hours as possible are lost.

We charge the same set fee, irrespective of the number attending, so the course can be attended by as many members of staff as you wish.

Having your entire team attend the session will stimulate their discussion on VAT matters, ensure the session remains relevant for your clients and can count towards your Continuing Professional Development credits.

Training courses take around three hours, but we are happy to spend additional time answering any questions.

Feedback from our satisfied customers

Don’t just take our word for the value of our VAT training services, look at what recipients of our training services say:

  • "The VAT training delivered by The VAT People provided a useful refresher for my team and goes towards our bundle of evidence of reasonable care.”

    Charles Frost, Indirect Tax Manager, Transport for London

  • “Our VAT issues can be quite complex and particular to us, mainly because we are partially exempt, but The VAT People were able to organise and deliver a highly tailored training course, which suited our needs exactly and paid for itself easily in terms of the VAT savings it generated.”

    Chris Thomas, Finance Director, The Institute of the Motor Industry

  • “I found the course really beneficial and you delivered it in a very engaging way. I look forward to putting the learning into practice and have a list of items to look into. I would never have come away with this in the normal classroom setting of a standard course.”

    Vicki Claridge, Customer Experience Finance Manager, Harley Davidson Europe

Who is the training aimed at?

Our training services are aimed at in-house accounts and finance teams, as well as accountants who carry out compliance work, such as completing VAT returns for clients. The courses we have delivered vary from presentations to individual training on processing transactions.

Get in touch

If you would like further details on our training courses and how they can benefit your company, get in touch with The VAT People today to discuss your requirements. Call us on 0161 477 6600 and ask to speak to our VAT training manager Tamara Habberley, or fill in our contact form.

Useful Information

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Get the vital information you need quickly and easily by watching one of our guidance videos - topics include VAT assessments and penalties, VAT for charities, and maximising VAT recovery.

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