VAT & Indirect Tax Specialists

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VAT & Indirect Tax Specialists

Value added tax is one of the most complex tax regimes faced by business.

It is often the case that in their confusion, many businesses inadvertently pay too much or too little. The consequences of this can be costly.

Harwood Hutton’s VAT specialists can help you stay up to speed with any new or revised VAT rules that and affect your business and ensure you pay the correct amount, helping your cashflow and keeping you free from HMRC penalties.

We can help manage and mitigate VAT liabilities at any and all stages of your business development, identifying cash-saving opportunities and guiding you on restructuring and trading in the UK, Europe and internationally.

We have extensive experience of dealing with HMRC and can work proactively to achieve the best outcome for our clients, whether in constructive or defensive modes.

We often secure additional VAT benefits for our clients that previous advisers have failed to spot.

Contact our VAT team today.

Our VAT advisory service also covers:
  • Advising on property projects including funding arrangements
  • International supply chains
  • Advising professional partnership and advisers
  • Advising charities and sporting clubs
  • Transactions, contracts, due diligence and compliance
  • New products and planning for capital projects
  • Managing VAT risk
  • Partial exemption methods and planning
  • Health checks and full VAT audits
  • International and EU VAT/Customs Duty planning
  • VAT in the travel and leisure industries
  • Internal VAT training sessions
  • VAT anti-avoidance legislation

Our key experts include

Awards & Affiliations

Client Testimonials
  • I always get quick, clear and definitive responses from the Harwood Hutton tax team – commercial answers to commercial issues.

    Robin Berry – Morgan Management
  • Right from the outset Harwood Hutton gave us direction and great advice – and that advice has evolved over the years as we’ve grown. We’re both medium-sized companies providing a bespoke service – one furniture, one accountancy – and the relationship works.

    Andy McCarron, McCarron and Co
  • I’m deeply impressed with Harwood Hutton’s extensive knowledge of tax arrangements for residential and commercial property landlords.

    Qadeer Ahmed, MD, ABA Finance
  • They really took their time to understand what was important to us and our business and the expertise we required. Whoever we speak to at HH, we get the same fantastic response and technical input. It’s a real partnership.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
  • I have worked with the directors at Harwood Hutton on a number of mutual client matters over many years. The reassurance of their clear, commercial and focussed advice is one of the main reasons I regard this as one of my most valuable professional relationships.

    Frank Wessely, Partner, Quantuma LLP
  • Harwood Hutton never seem to rest on their laurels. They are always seeking out new avenues and ways to improve their offering. A very forward-thinking company with staff who are always well briefed and who approach each task with drive.

    Karl Austen, MD, Surefoot Communications
  • We have engaged Harwood Hutton in several areas of structuring, including VAT issues, decoupling an SPV from a group structure and HMRC clearance for a transaction. The team have exceeded all expectations by being proactive, measured and very thorough.

    Adam Fawsitt, Director, FHT Limited
  • We moved to Harwood Hutton as they delivered a succinct and professional proposal. If anything, we have been more impressed post-move. They are a fantastic company to work with. They do truly differentiate. They have the skills and capabilities of a mega firm but with a personal service.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
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