VAT (Value Added Tax)

VAT can be simple but often it is anything but. If we’re brought in early enough on proposed transactions, we’re confident that we can structure the deal to give you maximum VAT advantage.

Understanding VAT can be complex, but it doesn’t have to be daunting. At Henderson Loggie, we offer tailored solutions to simplify VAT management and ensure compliance without the sales pitch. 

Our team of seasoned professionals specialises in UK VAT regulations, providing expertise to address your specific needs and challenges. We’re committed to helping your business stay compliant while maximising VAT efficiency and addressing any issues that may arise. 

Our approach is strategic and personalised to fit your unique business requirements, whether you’re new to VAT or seeking to optimise existing processes. 


VAT Registration 

We guide you through the essential steps of VAT registration, tailored to your business regardless of size or complexity. 

VAT Compliance 

Precision is paramount in VAT compliance. From meticulous record-keeping to timely submissions, we ensure your business adheres to all regulations. 

VAT Advisory and Consultancy 

Our expert guidance goes beyond compliance, offering strategic insights to align VAT considerations with your financial goals. 

VAT Health Checks 

Prevention is key. Our comprehensive reviews identify potential issues early on, providing recommendations for optimisation. 

Support During HMRC Inspections 

When disputes arise, we stand by your side, leveraging our expertise to navigate challenges and minimise disruptions to your business. 

  • Identifying retrospective reclaim opportunities 
  • Partial exemption & special VAT schemes 
  • Capital goods scheme 
  • Transfer of going concern (TOGC) / Transactional support 
  • Construction projects (including Option to Tax & implications for charities) 
  • International VAT 

Here are some commonly asked questions: 

Q: How does VAT work? 

VAT is a consumption tax levied on goods and services at each stage of production, with businesses collecting VAT on sales and reclaiming VAT on purchases. 

Q: When is VAT registration required for my business? 

VAT registration is required when a business’s taxable turnover exceeds £85,000 in a 12-month period (increasing to £90,000 after 1st April 2024), though voluntary registration is also possible. 

Q: What are the benefits of VAT registration? 

Benefits of VAT registration include the ability to reclaim VAT on eligible purchases, enhanced cash flow, increased credibility, and eligibility for certain contracts. 

Q: How can Henderson Loggie help with VAT compliance? 

Henderson Loggie assists with VAT compliance through thorough reviews, assistance with record-keeping, and ensuring timely submissions. 

Q: What proactive measures does Henderson Loggie take for VAT health checks? 

Henderson Loggie takes proactive measures for VAT health checks by conducting comprehensive systems-level reviews to identify and address potential issues before they become problems. 

Henderson Loggie supports businesses during HMRC disputes related to VAT by providing robust support, leveraging expertise and experience to navigate challenges, and representing their interests for fair resolutions. 


Contact us today for expert guidance tailored to your business needs. Let’s simplify VAT together. 

Arrange a free video call with our VAT team today and we would be happy to answer any queries you may have about your VAT position.

What services do we offer?

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VAT Registration
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Capital Goods Scheme
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Identifying retrospective reclaim opportunities
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Transfer of a Going Concern (TOGC) / Transactional support
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Partial exemption & special VAT schemes
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Construction projects (including Option to Tax & implications for charities)
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HMRC disputes & tax investigation support service
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International VAT

VAT Risk Diagnostic

Through our simple VAT Risk Diagnostic, you will be able to identify from 10 key risk factors the top 3 areas that are working well and top 3 areas you need to work on to improve your business’ assurance that you meet your VAT obligations.

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The right team for the job

Alan Davis

Alan Davis

I am a Partner at Henderson Loggie and lead our award-winning VAT team. I cover all four offices providing specialist advice on technical VAT compliance and advisory, training and development. Having spent 16 years with…
Allan Easton

Allan Easton

I’m a VAT Manager and cover all four of our offices throughout Scotland. My role is varied and comprises of both leading the firm’s MTD bridging software offering and advising a wide range of businesses…

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