VAT RISK EVALUATION TOOL
VAT is not getting any easier, in fact, VAT compliance is becoming ever more prescriptive and technical with Making Tax Digital for VAT and increasing HMRC resources devoted to addressing the tax gap for VAT.
What’s more, all errors or mistakes are potentially liable for penalties – even where the taxpayer finds the error and notifies it to HMRC – unless it can be demonstrated that the business has exercised ‘reasonable care’.
VAT risk evaluation tool
The difference between our VAT Risk Evaluation Tool and others on the market, is that it focuses on your approach to managing VAT risk, rather than merely being a series of questions asking what you do.
It is a deep dive into all areas of your VAT return, rather than asking only if you are up to date with your VAT returns, it asks how long the current employee who completes the return has been doing this job, and whether there are documented procedures in place for VAT return collation, giving you confidence that no VAT stone has been left unturned.
Output that matters
The output is a scoring report that identifies where risks lie and what can be done to better manage and address those risks, giving you peace of mind that every area of your VAT compliance management has been considered and that risks have clearly been minimised with ‘reasonable care’. You can take comfort that your risk of penalties is substantially reduced.
Detailed insights specific to you
The report is specific to you, with detailed insights on all areas of your VAT return with commentary, plus it provides documentary evidence of your ‘reasonable care’.
This is important to help you challenge any potential penalty assessments from HMRC, which starts in the region of 30% of the tax error – demonstrating that you have taken reasonable care. This in turn, could lead to a penalty being halved or, in some cases, removed altogether.
We will also be on hand to support you with any follow-up assistance should you need it.
Our VAT Risk Evaluation Tool covers the following areas:
Contact our VAT specialists
Liz Maher OBEVAT Director
Louise GrayVAT Director
Andrea BrindleyVAT Director
Mike TrotmanVAT Senior Manager
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