Help & Assistance with HMRC VAT Inspections

HMRC view VAT as a tax which is most often an area where mistakes are made, it is vital that you develop an efficient and robust record keeping system as early as possible to avoid assessments and penalties.

VAT inspections take place every 3 to 4 years, but sometimes they can be more frequent, which can be a very stressful time and any follow up enquiry by HMRC can often lead to further expense and stress to the client.

A VAT inspection will normally take place over a period of a day, sometimes 2 or more depending on the size, complexity and turnover of the business. The VAT Officers will normally hold the inspection at the business premises and will want to inspect the premises and understand how your business operates followed by a review of the VAT accounting systems and records.

We can help assist in these situations and provide our clients with the help and resources before, during and following the inspections.

Our services include;

  • Pre VAT Inspection checks
  • VAT Inspection assistance
  • VAT Assessment reviews
  • Liaise with HMRC where required

Following the VAT officer’s initial meeting the VAT inspection can be conducted at our premises, taking away the pressure faced by clients.

Many of our clients receive annual VAT Healthchecks ensuring they remain compliant throughout the year and their systems are maintained to help ensure future VAT inspections are carried out with minimal interpution to the business.