Who can help me with my VAT?

So you have registered for VAT and bought some software, what on earth do you do next?

Written by BW Bookkeeping and Project Solutions - Fri 6th Nov 2020

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If you know you need a VAT return filed but you don't know where to start or even have enough time to start reading VAT guides, you need a bookkeeper. An experienced bookkeeper can help you get the numbers right and the return in on time, as they will have worked with another business like yours at some point in their career.

Knowing you can hand over the work to someone with experience can really make a difference as we all know it is important to stay on the right side of the VAT man!

There are some great pieces of software out there, and when you buy them it sounds like they will be easy to use...But having a bookkeeper who knows there is no VAT on train tickets and whether you can claim back the VAT on your petrol receipts gives you the peace of mind you need.

Some clients choose not to hand everything over, and we support them in learning to use the software and how to process the transactions.  When they are up and running, they feel they are in control of the numbers but they can still ask us questions for reassurance.  

Your time is precious and feeling you understand your own figures is important. There is no 'one size fits all' answer so it is always worth ringing for a chat before you find the right solution for you.

BW Bookkeeping and Project Solutions

58 Crosslands
Nr Dunstable

07825 152951


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