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VAT Specialists Limited are independent Chartered Tax Advisors and is run by well known VAT specialist and author Andrew Needham.

Andrew Needham

Andrew Needham

Weekly VAT News. From Deloitte’s, Andrew moved to Ernst & Young in Manchester as a senior indirect tax consultant, where he managed the indirect tax affairs of several multi-national companies. In 2001 Andrew left Ernst & Young to form VAT Solutions (UK) Limited with a co-Director. In September 2009 Andrew formed his own VAT consultancy practice, read more
Holly - Associate

Holly - Associate

Holly has more than 15 years’ experience in international trade and customs procedures. She works both as a consultant and an accredited Institute of Export & International Trade and International Chamber of Commerce trainer. Specific areas of expertise include customs guarantees, inward and outward processing customs warehousing, temporary Read More

VAT Specialists Limited, Expert VAT Advice exceeds expectations, meets deadlines & offer excellent value

Services We Provide

Professional Advice

Professional Advice

Our accountancy clients range in size from sole proprietors to top 50 firms, and our business clients range from sole traders to PLCs. We also act for numerous charities.
VAT planning

VAT planning

When undertaking new business ventures, trading overseas, becoming involved in property transactions or share issues, our efficient planning advice can save you time and money and avoid many of the pitfalls associated with such transactions.
Technical VAT advice

Technical VAT advice

We have access to the latest VAT news and changes in legislation, which, when coupled to a large technical library, means we can provide you with a fast, accurate and cost-effective service.

Obtaining clearances from HMRC

Dispute resolution

If HMRC will not initially withdraw an assessment or a contested ruling, our consultants will be able to advise you on the appeals process and carry forward to a Tribunal hearing using the HMRC Internal Review system. We can also provide advice and help on how to proceed with cases involving surcharges, penalties and interest and civil and criminal fraud.

Telephone helpline

We offer a comprehensive daily telephone helpline service for clients to help resolve everyday problems. Wherever possible, we will try to give an initial and immediate answer on all kinds of VAT issues.  Where appropriate, this initial advice can be followed up with written advice or a face-to-face meeting.

VAT health checks

We can provide VAT health checks to pinpoint potential problems before they have the chance to cause real difficulties. Having examined your VAT affairs we can recommend ways to potentially improve efficiency, cash – flow and create savings.

EC VAT refunds

We can help you obtain refunds of VAT incurred in other Member States of the EU.

VAT Specialists Limited, Expert VAT Advice

Excise & Customs Duties

Our associate duty and excise consultant can advise on all aspects of customs duty and excise duty, which is a specialist area within indirect tax.  Advice can be given on global and EU movements of goods, commodity code issues, customs warehousing planning, and international rates of duty.  Advice is also available on excise duties issues and appeals, with particular expertise in the brewing industry.

For more information about our services call us on 01928 571207

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