Value Added Tax (VAT) is a particularly complex tax and many businesses under or overpay it as a result. Our specialist team of VAT advisors can guide you through this maze, offering specialist VAT advice and assistance with all aspects of VAT planning.

Our VAT services include:

Assistance with VAT registration

It is important to be VAT registered as this helps HMRC to charge you the right amount. The VAT registration process is where you list your business with the Government as active in production and sales. If you require assistance with VAT registration, please contact us today and we can help you through the process.

Advice on VAT planning and administration

There are some simple ways that you can ease your VAT cashflow and make VAT rules work for you. Not planning for VAT and doing administrative work can be costly for businesses, our advisors can offer expert guidance on VAT planning and administration, speak to us today.

Use of the most appropriate accounting scheme

There are a few different VAT accounting schemes available, from flat rate VAT to limited cost trader, the reverse charge VAT scheme, and many more. Our VAT specialist accountants know the different accounting schemes well and can advise you on the most appropriate scheme for your business.

VAT control and reconciliation

VAT control reconciliation is a process in which you check the transactions included in your VAT return against the vatable transactions in the sales, purchase and nominal ledgers. The purpose of a VAT reconciliation is to ensure that the actual amount of money spent matches the amount that has left the account during that fiscal period. It is good practice to perform this process at regular intervals to check for errors or fraudulent transactions and activity. The Elsby & Co team can help with VAT control and reconciliation, please give us a call today.

Help with completing VAT returns

VAT returns are typically submitted every 3 months to HMRC. A VAT return form records everything within an accounting period, such as total sales and purchase, the amount of VAT a business owes, the amount of VAT a company can reclaim, as well as what the VAT refund from HMRC is. If you need assistance in completing VAT returns, our expert tax advisors can help; don’t hesitate to contact us.

Other VAT advice services

Here at Elsby & Co our vat accountants can help with a wide range of services, from the ones listed above, to also helping businesses and individuals with general vat advice to minimise future problems with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). In conjunction with this, we can also help in negotiating with HM Revenue and Customs in disputes and representing you at VAT tribunals.

What our clients say about us

Gina Wood
Dipesh Radia has always been most professional and friendly in his emails and telephone conversations. He is very knowledgeable in all areas of tax affairs. Overall the service received has been of a very satisfactory level. Communication is excellent which is key to maintaining a good relationship with clients
Mark Ellis
Elsby & Co look after all my Tax and accounting needs, both personal and Business, and I am completely happy with the service they provide. In all of my dealings, whether by phone or e mail, I have always found all staff to be extremely pleasant....Polite, capable ,professional and easy to talk to. If I have had any questions or queries, they have always answered them straight away, fully and to my complete satisfaction. Responses to my mails or calls has been virtually immediate. I have every faith in them to always look after my best interests and therefore I would happily recommend Dipesh and the whole Elsby and Co team to my family and friends.
Zane Oliver
I had the pleasure of working with James from Elsby & Co as my accountant, and I cannot recommend him enough. James is an expert in his field, and he provided me with fantastic accounting services that went above and beyond my expectations. James took the time to understand my business and my financial needs, and he provided me with tailored advice and solutions that helped me to improve my bottom line. He is knowledgeable, efficient, and detail-oriented, ensuring that all of my financial records were accurate and up-to-date. In addition to his technical abilities, James is also a pleasure to work with. He is friendly, approachable, and always available to answer any questions I had. He made the often-daunting process of managing my finances a breeze, and I always felt confident that my financial affairs were in good hands. Overall, I cannot recommend James and Elsby & Co enough. If you are looking for an accountant who can provide you with top-notch services and help you to achieve your financial goals, look no further. James is the best in the business, and I guarantee that you will not be disappointed!
Colin Halford
Formerly Trevor Newell Accountants, i was a little apprehensive when i learnt a new accountants would be doing my accounts. Dipesh is now my accountant & after a little misunderstanding on my part probably i am happy with how things work & that he is doing a good job on my behalf & explains things well.
Emma Fletcher
Elsby & Co recently performed an external audit for us for a grant fund claim. The process was simple and efficient and the team were very helpful.
Ben Verinder
Professional. Prompt to respond to queries. Good team and really really useful advice.
Very professional, knowledgable and friendly team, everyone goes above and beyond ! I couldn’t recommend Elsby & Co highly enough !!!
Sam Etemadi
The level of advise, care and professionalism is next to none. Our company, Dr S Etemadi Dental Practice Ltd, has been a client for many years and intends to stay for many more years to come. Highly recommended.
Sam Etemadi
A very big Thank You to Leona, James, Natalie, Sarah, Sarah, Charlotte, Rebecca and everyone else in this firm who are always there to lend a hand when you need advice and help. One of the best!
Nic Brough
Personal tax has become complex for me, and Elsby were able to review my position and do a professional job of filing the return for me, incidentally helping me save some money as well as giving me two days back. Very helpful and friendly, as well as clear and fast.

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