VAT Services & VAT Advice

Compliance with VAT is complex. Investigations by the VAT man can be intense – all the more important that your VAT returns are completed correctly. Our dedicated team provide a full range of VAT services and are happy to offer VAT advice if you have any questions.

Seagrave French offers three ways of VAT services to help businesses manage their VAT returns: 1) We do your book-keeping and will complete your return, 2) Give us your books and we’ll do the return for you, or 3) We’ll provide training on how to complete your return.

We complete VAT returns in good time to ensure any possible penalties are avoided.

Additionally, we can assist with applying for VAT registration, advice on VAT schemes applicable to your business, VAT planning, dealing with any disputes that may arise with Customs and can attend at VAT inspections with you.

Our VAT services offer new and existing clients a ‘VAT Health Check’ which is designed to find any VAT issues before the VATman does. We will review and sample check your accounting records, sample test the most common errors VAT inspectors look for, analyse your completed VAT returns, compare your VAT returns against annual accounts, check the VAT treatment of sales and determine whether you’re making the best use of relevant VAT schemes.

VAT compliance is becoming ever more complex and investigations by the VATman can be intense. The best thing any business can do is get the support of an experienced accountant who is experienced and successful in working with the VAT people.

VAT Registration

For VAT registration we can assist with…

  • Advising if you need to or if it would be beneficial to register
  • Completion of the VAT registration forms and formalities
  • Advising on the best VAT schemes to use suitable to your business – some you have to notify HMRC you are using and some you don’t

In addition, we can assist with…

  • Completion of VAT Returns or training on how to complete them
  • VAT Planning
  • Dealing with any contentious disputes that arise with Customs
  • Attendance at VAT inspections

VAT Planning and Disputes

Compliance with VAT is becoming ever more complex. Investigations from the VATman can be intense – all the more important is that you have an accountant who is successful in negotiations with them.

We take advantage of the reliefs available and the interpretation of the regulations. This is an extremely important feature of the service provided as it ensures peace of mind for all our clients.

We can help you with VAT in the following ways…

  • Applying for and advice on VAT Registration
  • Advice on the VAT schemes suitable to your business
  • Completion of VAT Returns – either from your books or we can do the bookkeeping for you. By letting us complete your VAT return it ensures that it will be accurate and that you don’t miss any opportunities to claim the VAT you should
  • Dealing with VAT control visits
  • Dealing with any contentious disputes that arise with Customs

VAT Returns | VAT Services

There are three methods we can use to assist in the completion of VAT returns

  1. Let us do your book-keeping and we complete the return from there
  2. Give us your books and we’ll complete the return for you
  3. Provide training on how to complete your return

We complete VAT returns in good time to ensure you avoid any penalties.

In addition, we can assist with…

  • Applying for VAT Registration
  • Advice on the VAT schemes suitable to your business
  • VAT Planning
  • Dealing with any disputes that arise with Customs
  • Attendance at VAT inspections

VAT Health Check | VAT Services

Our VAT health check service is designed to find any VAT issues before the VATman does!

Why not call us in prior to any visit?

The health check can..

  • Review and sample check your accounting records for errors
  • Sample test the most common errors that the VAT inspectors look for
  • Statistically analyse your completed VAT returns
  • Sample check the completion of VAT returns
  • Compare your VAT returns against your annual accounts
  • Check the VAT treatment of your sales
  • Consider whether you are making the best use of relevant VAT schemes
  • Ensure you are correctly applying the rules of VAT schemes
  • Identify VAT planning opportunities

What Are the Benefits of Being VAT Registered?

VAT-registered companies are able to reap quite a few benefits. While they may fall under the threshold, they still get to take part in the gains associated with registration.

You get a VAT registration number

This may not seem too exciting, but your business can benefit from displaying your VAT registration number on all your documents, website, and stationery. This can add credibility to your business and give you a more trustworthy and professional image.

You can claim VAT refunds

Once registered, you can reclaim for VAT on all goods and services your business buys. This must be balanced with what your business is charging and receiving in VAT payments over the year. If you have invested in equipment, plant, machinery or IT, you may be able to reclaim a large amount of VAT.

When it is time to submit your VAT return, you may find that the HMRC sends you some money for a change!

You can reclaim VAT from the past

By registering for VAT, you may be eligible to claim for VAT from the past 4 years for items that you are still using. This would require you being in business for this length of time and having kept VAT invoices and records for the period.

You can improve your business image

If you are a new small business, another benefit to being VAT registered is that most people are aware of the VAT threshold. You then appear to your potential customers that you are bigger than you actually are by displaying your VAT number.

This may also help you when it comes to dealing with other businesses. Some businesses prefer it if you can raise a valid VAT invoice.

Find All Your VAT Services at Seagrave French

The benefits of having access to VAT services from a Certified Chartered Accountant cannot be overstated. Today, more businesses of all types (sole traders, Partnerships, Private limited companies, Public limited companies, Non-Profit organisations, and Cooperatives) are reaching out and connecting with fully outsourced financial teams to provide long-term support. If you are interested in utilizing accounting services yourself, check out Seagrave French.

Let your business outpace expectations with our range of services including Accounting Services, Audits, Bookkeeping, Business Support, Payroll Services, Tax Advisors and VAT Services—all designed to scale with your needs.

Ready to meet the team? Reach out for a free consultation today and learn more about our VAT services.

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Our VAT services are designed to help businesses of all sizes manage their VAT affairs with ease and confidence. Our team of experienced VAT professionals are knowledgeable in all aspects of VAT, and keep up-to-date with the latest changes in VAT laws and regulations.

We understand that every business is unique, which is why we provide customized VAT services tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of each of our clients. Our accessibility and responsiveness means that we are always available to answer questions and provide advice throughout the year, not just during tax season.

Our use of the latest technology for VAT Services helps us streamline processes, provide better insights and reporting for our clients, and ultimately offer a more efficient and accurate service. Our VAT services also place great emphasis on attention to detail, ensuring that all calculations and documentation are accurate, and that our clients are fully compliant with all VAT laws and regulations.

Our services are competitively priced, and we help our clients save money by identifying opportunities for VAT savings and minimizing the risk of costly mistakes. By working with our VAT services, you can have peace of mind knowing that your VAT affairs are in expert hands, and that you can focus on what you do best: running your business.

So, if you are looking for VAT services that offers customized solutions, the latest technology, and a commitment to value and excellence, we invite you to choose our VAT services. We are confident that you will be satisfied with the quality of our vat services and the value we provide.

Contact us today and learn more about our VAT services!



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Our dedicated team provide a full range of VAT services and are happy to offer VAT advice if you have any questions.

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