VAT news - March 2016

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Actively manage your VAT position with leading European VAT specialists

Ryan Bevan 31 March 2016 No comments

  What we do  We are European VAT experts delivering VAT consultancy and VAT compliance services. As a firm we bring a unique proposition to the businesses we work with: we combine our senior partner-level Big Four experience with an unrivalled level of personal service and unmatched attention to detail. Our European VAT expertise includes,…


5 things you need to know when importing into the UK

Ryan Bevan 23 March 2016 No comments

For non-EU businesses not used to operating within a VAT system, commencing trade with the EU can be a minefield. The EU VAT system is very different from a sales tax regime. In this article we will take a look at some important things to know when you start importing goods into the UK. Goods…

UK VAT changes

2016 Budget: VAT Changes and Proposals

Ryan Bevan 16 March 2016 No comments

  Summary of VAT changes and measures taken from the 2016 Budget   1. Consultation on penalty for participating in VAT fraud – The government will consult on a new penalty for participating in VAT fraud in spring 2016. Subject to the consultation, the intention is to legislate in Finance Bill 2017. 2. Tackling online…

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Will the UK Budget target non-EU online retailers to raise VAT revenues?

Ryan Bevan 15 March 2016 No comments

  Are anti-VAT fraud measures aimed at non-EU online retailers selling in to Europe going to feature in Chancellor George Osborne’s 2016 Budget? Tomorrow the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, will deliver his 2016 Budget and share with us his plan for making the UK economy stronger and more stable in 2016 and…

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UK VAT in 60 seconds: A quick run-down of the key VAT facts

Ryan Bevan 10 March 2016 No comments

  Some fun facts about VAT in the UK   A few statistics about VAT in the UK: 15 million: Number of VAT registered businesses in the UK £99.6 billion: UK VAT receipts collected by HMRC last year 5: VAT revenue is 2.5 times higher than Corporate Income Tax revenue (£40bn) and 4 times higher…

Practical European VAT advice

Business-led VAT advice: Removing the European VAT barrier

Ryan Bevan 8 March 2016 No comments

  VAT advice from leading European VAT specialists We work with a simple goal in mind: help businesses unlock their potential and grow new revenue streams internationally by simplifying the complexities of VAT in Europe. We give clear and practical VAT advice and support which enables businesses to deal with their VAT position effectively and…