VAT - one of the least exciting aspects of business life. But completely unavoidable we’re afraid. It doesn’t need to leave a bitter taste in your mouth. In fact, take the right advice and it might become the cherry on your accountancy cocktail.

And to wring that metaphor dry, it doesn’t matter if you prefer a sugary maraschino or tart Morello atop your tipple, our service makes VAT registration, management and payment easy to swallow.

VAT for UK and global businesses
If you’re a UK company, our VAT specialists can advise you about liability on both everyday transactions and complex purchases. If you trade within the EU and beyond, our market-leading service Fiscal Solutions knows international VAT compliance inside-out.

When you’re working with us, you simply focus on doing your stuff. We’ll focus on skewering those cherries.

VAT for not-for-profit organisations
If you are a UK charity, we know you need to spend your time and effort working hard to direct funds where they’re most needed. And that’s where our not-for-profit VAT team comes in, with expert advice on property, grants, contracts and tax relief. Advice on everything VAT and not-for-profit, in fact. All cherry-picked for you.

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

Making Tax digital is coming in to effect from April 2019 as part of new regulation being enforced by HMRC to get organisations to record their VAT returns digitally. 

For most organisations their current accounting software will be MTD compatible, but if you’re unsure or it isn’t, don’t worry! Our tech experts have designed a bridging solution for you that will help make your VAT returns MTD compatible.

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You might also be interested in… Socrates Socratous

Socrates joined Buzzacott in December 2018 and is a VAT Partner in our Charity and Not-for-profit team.

Socrates has more than 28 years’ experience in the profession advising on a wide range of VAT issues but specialises in the charity and not-for-profit sector including educational bodies, welfare/NHS charities, membership organisations, housing associations and cultural organisations such as theatres and museums. He has experience in advising on property and construction projects, negotiating VAT recovery methods and undertaking VAT reviews which encompass liability issues and the application of the zero rate reliefs. He also has experience of the Alternative Dispute Resolution process and has provided support to clients in preparing for VAT tribunal appeals.

Socrates is a member of the Charity Finance Group and Charity Tax Group and regularly presents seminars at charity conferences and local ACCA meetings. He is an avid speaker and writes and delivers bespoke VAT training courses for his clients.

Prior to joining Buzzacott, Socrates ran his own VAT consultancy practice for 15 years and before joining the profession in 1990, Socrates worked for HM Customs and Excise both as a VAT inspector and Excise officer.

Outside of Buzzacott, Socrates enjoys watching football, playing chess and backgammon and taking time out with his family.