VAT is a complex tax affecting business in the UK.


VAT is a complex tax affecting business in the UK. It is the responsibility of the taxpayer to ensure they are accounting for the right tax at the right time. Inspections are conducted at varying intervals by HMRC. If an unpaid VAT error is identified, an assessment leading back four years can be raised.

VAT Services at AH Accountants

If you use us as your VAT accountants, we can offer you various levels of support. We can offer a full bookkeeping service which means we will account for the correct level on VAT for all your sales and purchases. We will then compile and submit your VAT return making sure that we have claimed all the VAT on any goods and services that you have paid VAT on. We can give you great VAT reporting, so you always know what your next liability is likely to be.

Alternatively, if you do your own bookkeeping, we can review your VAT return before you submit it to HMRC to ensure that it is accurate and that you are not overpaying.

We offer VAT advice to all our VAT registered clients. Our accountants are VAT experts, and we have access to VAT specialists for complex transactions.
VAT returns shouldn’t be a headache. At AH Accountants, we manage the process of submitting VAT returns so that you don’t have to worry. All we need from you is a bank statement, and we quickly and accurately prepare your VAT returns for submission. We can even set up a direct debit with HMRC so that you VAT is paid automatically and on time every quarter.

VAT Scheme Review

Many people do not realise that there are several different VAT accounting schemes offered by HMRC. Most people are on the default accrual scheme, but this is not always the most tax efficient option depending on the business. AH Accountants carry out a scheme review each quarter to ensure that your business is on the most tax efficient scheme. This service regularly saves our customers thousands of pounds, and we are very proud of being able to offer this proactive service where our competitors do not.

Transaction Examination

This is where we go through each of the business’s transactions, to ensure that everything is correctly categorised. This means that not only can your business save money on items that have been categorised incorrectly, but it doesn’t leave your business exposed to HMRC investigations.