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Time is everything when you’re growing your business. That’s why VAT returns can prove such a chore.

First you have the problem of unravelling the complex regime of regulations. Then if that wasn’t enough, you have the rigid system of penalties and interest charges for mistakes and the late submission of returns.

At Chandlers our VAT compliance and planning services relieve you of the time-consuming burden.

Our team of VAT professionals help to keep your VAT affairs in order, ensuring you make timely and accurate payments and file returns on time.

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VAT accounting scheme update

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In addition to providing a comprehensive bookkeeping and VAT accounting service, we can also advise on and help with:

  • The pros and cons of voluntary registration.
  • The timing of compulsory registration.
  • Extracting maximum benefit from the rules on de-registration.
  • Partial exemption.
  • Timing and delaying VAT payments.
  • Flat rate VAT schemes.
  • Annual scheme.
  • Cash basis scheme.
  • VAT control visits by Customs and Excise.

"I'm a foreign national with a fairly complicated freelance and investment income situation. Richard Shaul and Chandlers have been my accountants for five years, and have sorted through matters for me with skill, efficiency and, when requested, against urgent deadlines. A fine job, consistently. I heartily recommend them!"

− Bill Wright

"Richard has been my accountant for almost 15 years. He has always delivered a timely, pragmatic and value-for-money service throughout that time. He is able to demystify the complexities of accounting – and tax in particular - and articulate sane and clear advice in layman's terms. I would recommend Richard and his firm without reservation."

− Nick Bennett

"I have worked with Chandlers for the last 8 years and have never looked back. Perhaps most importantly, they always make themselves available – offering their very perceptive and professional advice. As a small to medium sized FCA regulated firm I have the upmost confidence leaving our outsourced accounting and payroll functions in Chandler's unquestionably capable guardianship."

− Arnoud van Leeuwen

"Richard Shaul has been my accountant for the last 5 years. He's quick and meticulous, and the service he provides is very good value for money. He has a high level of technical knowledge and he's somebody I can talk to and trust. He ticks all the boxes for me."

− Antonio (Dentist)

"Approachable, supportive and dejargonized accountancy support - I'd recommend him to anyone. Thank you Richard for all your support over the last 6 years."

"Sound, sensible advice plus when your work life is really hectic, you can be sure he will keep you on track with those polite deadline reminders which have been priceless. I've recommended Richard to friends and colleagues who have always been more than happy with the guidance he had provided. Couldn't do without him!"

Back office services

We we offer a range of outsourced back office services because we know that the last thing you need when running a business is thinking about more paperwork.
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Business start-ups

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Personal Tax planning

At Chandlers we offer a personal tax planning service tailored to your individual needs. This includes advice on minimising tax liability for all personal taxes.
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Overseas landlords

We prepare all the necessary documents before leaving the UK, manage your affairs whilst abroad and advise you of any measures you need to take prior to your return to the UK.
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Time is everything when you’re growing your business. At Chandlers our VAT compliance and planning services relieve you of the time-consuming burden.
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Self assessment

If you miss deadlines, deliver incorrect returns or fail to retain or present appropriate records the Inland Revenue will penalise you. Let us spare you all the headaches.
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Inheritance tax planning

All too often we meet clients who are shocked at how much of their inheritance is taken from them before they even see it!
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Tax investigations

In recent years HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has got tough on non-compliance, regularly carrying out random enquiries.
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