Value Added Tax is one of the most complex of taxes, our specialists work closely with you to guide you through the legislation to ensure you remain compliant

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We work closely with you to guide you through the ever increasing and changing legislation in this area and ensure that VAT is applied and accounted for correctly in your business. This can be particularly complex where overseas trade is involved.

VAT specialists to guide and support you and your business

We can assist with the initial registration process, the selection of the most appropriate VAT scheme, advise on record keeping to ensure that the maximum amount of VAT is recovered and help with completion of returns.

VAT can be integral to certain transactions, our specialists will ensure that you are aware of the implications of your business transactions.

For eligible businesses, there is a requirement to file accounts and timely VAT returns with HMRC and there could a penalty for non-compliance.


We also advise on how to minimise the risk of problems with HMRC and, should disputes arise, we can help in the negotiations and if necessary represent you at VAT tribunals.

VAT help for businesses operating overseas

VAT is a European tax and via our membership of Alliott Global Alliance we have access to expertise to assist clients with European business and the implications of trading in Europe post Brexit.

We can also act as agents for overseas clients wishing to do business in the UK.

Our specialists can provide advice on:

  • land and buildings, including construction and related services
  • the treatment of transfers of businesses as a going concern
  • international services, including the place of supply rules
  • cross border movement of goods, including distance selling
  • e-commerce
  • considerations for charities
  • partial exemption methods
  • disputes with HMRC including the penalty and interest regimes

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Contact us

For VAT advice and services please contact us

    Clair Dart | Alliotts


    Partner, Corporate Tax

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    Clair has extensive VAT knowledge and provides advisory for the firm in respect of VAT matters covering a wide range of topics, such as option to tax, partial exemption, cross border VAT and application of the place of supply rules. Clair also provides higher level advice as required in respect of the application of VAT legislation and case law to a particular scenario.


    “I highly recommend Clair Dart and her tax team.”

    Max Schofield, VAT barrister, Devereux Chambers


    Bharat Nagda | Alliotts


    Assistant Manager, Company Secretarial & VAT

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    Bharat looks after all routine company secretarial matters, including preparation of minutes, resolutions, updating of statutory registers and filing of forms at Companies House. Bharat also looks after VAT matters such as assisting with VAT registrations including making applications for option to tax, group VAT registrations. reviewing VAT workings. advising clients on various VAT queries, liaising with HMRC in respect of VAT inspections. When businesses trade internationally, UK VAT is just one complexity, and overseas VAT registration may also be required.

    David Gibbs | Alliotts



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    David is an International Corporate Tax specialist. He has over 30 years’ experience in providing commercially focused tax advice and support to a wide range of clients, from technology start-ups to large inward investing corporates.

    A qualified Chartered Accountant, David went on to qualify as a Chartered Tax Adviser and prior to joining Alliotts as a partner in 2014 he held the position of tax partner in Grant Thornton and subsequently in PwC.

    David focuses on providing strategic tax advice to entrepreneurs and privately owned businesses. By investing time in understanding clients and their businesses he is able to provide advice which is practical and appropriate to clients’ circumstances in order to keep taxes to a sensible minimum. He advises on a wide range of taxes including transaction planning, UK outbound and inbound structuring, corporate tax, technology tax reliefs, investor and shareholder planning, capital gains tax and LLPs. David advises both UK and overseas business owners on international tax planning.

    David also specialises in advising individuals and businesses in the media sector on UK film tax credits, video games tax reliefs and other creative sector tax incentives. He also advises on EIS and SEIS.