Disputes with HM Revenue & Customs

The complexity of the VAT regime, and HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) current targeting of tax avoidance and evasion, means that disputes often arise between businesses and HMRC.

At UK VAT Advice, we combine expert understanding of VAT legislation and a practical working knowledge of HMRC’s procedures to best effect when dealing with disputes, enquiries or appeals.

Using this practical approach and experience in how best to deal with a dispute, enquiry or appeal in a constructive manner, we advise businesses directly and also provide a consultancy service to accountancy and legal firms, to help them assist clients affected in this way.

As well as the stress of a dispute or investigation, there are also potentially costly consequences, including the recovery of any underpaid VAT, plus penalties and interest.

Our knowledge of the VAT regime enables us to identify effective ways to move forward. We will represent clients robustly, whilst also seeking to achieve satisfactory outcomes in a quick and cost-effective way.

Our tax investigations experts understand how HMRC works and are experienced and skilled negotiators who can save you time and money if you are affected by a VAT dispute. Our services in this area include:

  • advice on HMRC’s powers to demand documentation and information
  • negotiating with HMRC to ensure the best possible outcome to a VAT dispute, investigation, appeal or tribunal
  • advisory and expert witness services in VAT prosecutions and civil cases.

For more information on how UK VAT Advice can help you, please contact us.

Debra Dougal

Debra Dougal

VAT Expert

Paul Reynolds

Paul Reynolds

Tax Expert