Trusted VAT accountant for your small business

    Looking for a reliable VAT accountant for your small business?
    Our expertise ensures that you meet all HMRC requirements while optimising your financial performance.

    Our VAT accountancy service includes:

    Detailed analysis of your sales and purchase records

    Filing accurate VAT returns on time

    Advising on the best VAT scheme for your business

    Calculating VAT for goods and services provided

    Assistance with payment and calculations

    Guidance on VAT registration and staying compliant.

    Relieve the stress of VAT obligations with expert advice

    With deadlines, tax returns and constantly changing rules, navigating the world of VAT can be overwhelming — but a trusted VAT accountant can relieve you of these stresses. With years of experience working with businesses like yours, we’re here to help.

    We apply our full-time commitment to ensuring you meet all HMRC obligations, as well as offering invaluable advice to optimise your financial returns. Our expertise allows you to get on with running your business, safe in the knowledge that all your VAT obligations are being met.

    What is VAT?

    VAT stands for value-added tax. It’s an indirect tax, charged on the sale of goods and services and collected by businesses on behalf of the Government.

    Businesses with a turnover above the threshold of £85,000 in any 12 months must register for VAT. They then need to charge VAT on goods and services they sell, and pay it to HMRC through a regular return (usually every quarter).

    It’s also possible to register for VAT voluntarily if your income is below the threshold.

    What are your responsibilities as a VAT-registered business?

    As a VAT-registered business you must:

    Charge VAT at the correct rate

    VAT should be charged at one of three rates:

    • the standard rate of 20%
    • the reduced rate of 5%
    • a zero-rate of 0%.

    Some goods and services are also exempt from VAT altogether.

    Keep records

    You’ll need to keep detailed records of the VAT you charge and the VAT you pay on purchases for your business. If you import any goods to the UK, you’ll also need to follow specific VAT accounting rules for these.

    Send VAT returns and make payments to HMRC

    Most VAT-registered businesses file a VAT return quarterly, but some need to prepare one monthly or annually.

    The deadline to file this return and pay any VAT you owe to HMRC is usually one calendar month and 7 days after the end of each VAT accounting period.

    What is a VAT accountant?

    As VAT accountants, we ensure you pay the right amount of VAT to HMRC, help you with your VAT returns, and even help you claim back VAT where possible.

    We help with:

    Decoding VAT payments

    Understanding how and when to make your VAT payments to HMRC can be confusing. We’ll guide you through the process, ensuring timely and accurate payments.

    Understanding VAT registration

    Whether you should be VAT-registered or not depends on several factors. We’ll provide all the information you need to make the right decision for your business.

    Standard VAT vs other schemes

    The standard VAT scheme isn’t always the best choice for every business. We’ll help you understand which scheme gives you the most financial benefit.

    Complying with digital accounting rules

    All VAT-registered businesses need to keep digital records and file their VAT returns with compatible software under the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) scheme. We can keep you compliant with the rules.

    Our approach — the human touch

    In a world dominated by numbers, we prioritise people; the human touch. Our unique approach sets us apart, creating lasting relationships built on trust, understanding, and mutual respect.

    We genuinely care about the well-being and growth of your business, going the extra mile to ensure your financial stability and success. We’re approachable and available, always ready to lend a listening ear and provide expert advice tailored to your specific needs.

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    Julian Gillett


    I’ve been an accountant for more than 30 years, seven of which I spent as the Finance Director for a major national retailer.

    Jessica Peart from the BlueShore team

    Jessica Peart

    Practice Manager

    Hi! I’m Jessica Peart. I’m a fellow of the ACCA and have more than 15 years experience in accountancy.

    Karolina Jankos from the BlueShore team

    Karolina Jankos


    Hi! I’m Karolina Jankos. I have over 15 years of experience supporting businesses with their finances and compliance.


    Kevin Kibble

    I’m a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. I first started work in an Accountancy practice in 1984 and worked my way up through the firm to become partner in April 2000, a position I held for over sixteen years.

    Why choose our VAT services?

    Experienced chartered accountants

    Our accountants are chartered and have a wealth of experience in handling VAT and tax issues.

    Client-centric approach

    We’re not just about numbers; we genuinely care about the success of your small business.

    Up-to-date with HMRC regulations

    You’ll never miss a deadline or pay a fine. We keep on top of all HMRC regulations to keep you compliant.

    Comprehensive services

    From bookkeeping to VAT and tax returns, we offer a full spectrum of accountancy services.

    Contact us today to get started with your bespoke VAT accountant services.

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