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. We’re just as confident that we can help you ensure your operations are both VAT compliant and make use of VAT
efficiency opportunities, as well as dealing with any specific VAT problems or issues that may occur during your day-to-day business.

Our team has ‘sector specific’ VAT specialist knowledge in a number of areas, notably the charities and not for profit sector, property, automotive, retail, education and local authorities.

We provide a VAT service to suit your needs – from compliance in calculating VAT returns to VAT advisory. We have a specialist VAT team who can help with planning opportunities for VAT efficiency, as well as advising clients on identifying retrospective reclaim opportunities, securing significant VAT repayments.

Our VAT consultancy services support clients with corporate finance and group restructuring, partial exemption, property transactions and HMRC disputes.

Ahead of a VAT inspection we offer a ‘VAT health check’ to ensure there will be no nasty surprises, and to make sure you are fully prepared. We can also help facilitate the inspection process itself, to ensure the visit goes smoothly and reduce the resource cost to your business.

We also offer a tax investigation support service, primarily for accountants, solicitors, clients and other professionals. This service is intended to support the advisor’s relationship with the client, rather than being in conflict with it.

What services do we offer?

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

Allan Easton

VAT Consultant

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Client Testimonials

The VAT team and MHA Henderson Loggie have provided excellent support in looking at our legal structure and in particular provided detailed outline feasibility guidance to key stakeholders, in a way that ensured all parties clearly understood the key issues. In addition to property related activity with clear and timely advice.

Fiona Larg, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary

The university of the Highlands and Islands 

The VAT team at MHA Henderson Loggie have provided excellent support in establishing VAT registration for the Social Enterprise and ensuring VAT incurred was quickly repaid to support our cashflow. They have provided support to our team in meeting out compliance needs and ensure we keep on top of that with clear and timely advice.

Philip Dunion, Finance

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