VAT Consultancy in Belfast, Lisburn & Portadown

Our VAT specialists have experience in providing bespoke VAT solutions for clients across Northern Ireland. We provide VAT advice and expertise in an area of increasing complexity: identifying opportunities to minimise VAT costs, maximise VAT recovery and identifying potential risk areas of exposure to VAT liabilities.

We have the VAT technical expertise combined with the commercial awareness to deliver leading edge VAT services to both the commercial and not-for-profit sectors. Our areas of VAT expertise include:

  • Property Transactions – establishing the VAT status of the sale/purchase of property; advising on the mitigation of VAT cash flow on property purchases using VAT ‘TOGC’ rules; and maximisation of input VAT recovery on property purchases and application of option to tax rules; application of VAT reliefs to property refurbishment and conversion services
  • International Trade – advising on international (EU and non-EU) supply/purchase of goods/services; foreign VAT registration obligations including in the Republic of Ireland; application of intra-EU VAT simplification procedures to intra-EU transactions removing the requirement to operate foreign VAT registrations; and UK VAT accounting requirements in relation to intra-EU trade
  • Charities/Not-For-Profit Organisations – availability of zero-rating on the purchase/construction of buildings to be used by charities; mitigation of VAT charged on rent of commercial premises to charities; VAT reliefs available on charity purchases; negotiation with HMRC of ‘Business/Non-Business and Partial Exemption Special Methods’ to maximise input VAT recovery on behalf of charities; advising on the VAT status of charity income and review of funding agreements with Government Departments and other Funders
  • Partial Exemption – advice and client training on the operation of partial exemption rules and calculations to businesses and not-for-profit organisations; and negotiation with HMRC of ‘Partial Exemption Special Methods’ on behalf of clients to maximise input VAT recovery for partially exempt entities
  • VAT Inspections – facilitation of VAT Inspections and dealing with HMRC VAT Officers directly on your behalf; dealing with queries arising from VAT Inspections and negotiating with VAT Officers in matters of dispute or debt management

Contacts

Belfast

Lyn Canning Hagan: Director

Eddie Broomfield: Manager 

Portadown

Eva Mrazikova: Assistant Manager

Lisburn

Christine Harrison: Senior Manager