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Book-Keeping and VAT

Stressed out with the paperwork?
The regular and accurate recording of accounting transactions provides the foundation on which accounts and taxation are based.  If recorded correctly, it can save time and money, as well as providing up to the minute financial information on which decisions may be made. At Hammond McNulty, we know that your time could be utilised more efficiently managing your business. To help you to do this, we offer a comprehensive bookkeeping service to ease the pressure.  You can be confident that when you drop off your books, they will be efficiently and accurately prepared, by experienced staff who will meet your needs. At Hammond McNulty, we know that business managers are not VAT specialists. VAT legislation is a potential minefield.  It changes regularly, and non compliance with legislation may leave your business open to investigations, severe penalties and interest. The team at Hammond McNulty has years of training and experience that allow them to deal with your VAT returns and queries, removing this onerous responsibility and leaving you confident that your business is meeting it’s VAT obligations. At Hammond McNulty, we know that your business needs may change, so we evolve our services to revolve around you. As your business grows, we can offer you more help and advice when you need it.  You can also be assured that all of our services are integrated, so you will be able to contact one team member with any questions you might have.  The work that we perform on your VAT and bookkeeping is done with year end accounts in mind, ensuring they can be prepared promptly and efficiently.  If you need management accounts, these can usually be prepared from our records quickly, ensuring the timely information they hold is best utilised. At Hammond McNulty, we offer the following services:
  • Manual and computerised bookkeeping from invoices and bank records
  • One off bookkeeping and VAT reviews
  • ‘E-mail and check’ facility, whereby you can email your sage records to our office for us to check and amend your VAT return and records before you send it out.
  • Help and advice on VAT registration
  • Help with filling in VAT questionnaires
  • Manual and computerised VAT return preparation
  • Specialist advice on VAT issues such as:
  • VAT Schemes
  • EC sales lists
  • Partial exemption for property and financial services
  • VAT planning

VAT

VAT Registration

Need advice on whether to register for VAT?

For VAT registration we can assist with...

  • Advising if you need to or if it would be beneficial to register
  • Completion of the VAT registration forms and formalities
  • Advising on the best VAT schemes to use suitable to your business - some you have to notify HMRC you are using and some you don't

In addition we can assist with...

  • Completion of VAT Returns or training on how to complete them
  • VAT planning
  • Dealing with any contentious disputes that arise with Customs
  • Attendance at VAT inspections

VAT Planning and Disputes

Need help to beat the VATman?

Compliance with VAT is becoming ever more complex. Investigations from the VAT Man can be intense - all the more important that you have an accountant who is successful in negotiations with them.

We take best advantage of the reliefs available and the interpretation of the regulations. This is an extremely important feature of the service provided as it ensures peace of mind for all our clients.

We can help you with VAT in the following ways...

  • Applying for and advice on VAT registration
  • Advice on the VAT schemes suitable to your business
  • Completion of VAT returns - either from your books or we can do the book-keeping for you. By letting us complete your VAT return it ensures that it will be accurate and that you don't miss any opportunities to claim the VAT you should
  • Dealing with VAT control visits
  • Dealing with any contentious disputes that arise with Customs

VAT Returns

VAT Returns getting you down?

Compliance with VAT is complex. Investigations by the VAT Man can be intense - all the more important that your VAT returns are completed correctly.

There are three methods we can use to assist in completion of VAT returns...

  1. Let us do your book-keeping and we complete the return from there
  2. Give us your books and we'll complete the return for you
  3. Provide training on how to complete your return

We complete VAT returns in good time to ensure you avoid any penalties.

In addition we can assist with...

  • Applying for VAT registration
  • Advice on the VAT schemes suitable to your business
  • VAT planning
  • Dealing with any disputes that arise with Customs
  • Attendance at VAT inspections

Next Step:

Please contact us if you need further advice, have any questions about our services, or would like a free consultation or a fixed quote.

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