The key to preparing VAT accounts is being certain that all the VAT has been claimed. Undertaking this vital step means there’s less chance of mistakes being made and so a reduced chance of queries being raised by the HMRC team.

By its very nature, VAT can be quite complex and it’s not something which I’d ever recommend doing yourself (unless, of course, you’re suitably qualified and are keeping up to date with all the latest changes).

Many on-line book-keeping tools provide the opportunity to submit your own VAT returns – but doing so carries its own set of risks. Mistakes can be costly!

VAT is a complex area and one where using expert help can save time, money and hassle in the long term.

And that’s where I come in. Allowing me to complete and submit your VAT return will ensure your accounts are correct and in ‘apple pie’ order when examined by HMRC.

I can also advise on the upsides (and downsides) should you be thinking about becoming VAT registered.