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VAT Returns in Wakefield

When VAT was first introduced we were told it was a simple tax. Now, over 40 years later it has got so complex that even the government has started a consultation process to try to simplify the position.

Despite this accepted complexity VAT registered businesses have to regularly submit an accurate VAT return, usually every three months. Deadlines for sending VAT returns are one month and seven days after your VAT period ends but there are some exceptions. Failure to submit VAT returns and make payment on time can result in surcharges or penalties from HMRC.

If HMRC find that there are errors in a return they will charge interest and also penalties of up to 100% of the error. If you are a VAT registered business you should work with a qualified accountant who can take care of VAT returns for you. You must register for VAT if your sales in a twelve month period are greater than the limit set (currently 85,000). If you do not register at the correct time you may again have to pay penalties to HMRC.

If you are applying to become a VAT registered business, have recently become a VAT registered business or are struggling to keep on top of your VAT returns or need to reclaim overpaid VAT, then we can help.

There is a number of different schemes available to calculate the amount of VAT that you have to pay over. We will review your business and ensure that you are using the scheme that is most suitable to your business.

Vogan Accountancy Limited provides a complete accountancy service. We are here to help you make sense of all of your financial needs, from bookkeeping to preparing and filing VAT returns to payroll to preparing accounts to file with the Revenue and Companies House to tax planning to business planning. We are registered auditors, so when your business grows we can still cater for your needs. We can provide a whole service or you can choose the bits that you want. Our services are tailored to your needs and you only use the services that you require to complement the systems that you have in-house.

If you would like to find out more about any of our services then get in touch. Come and talk to us today and let our friendly and professional team take care of your accountancy needs and VAT returns.


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