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VAT Consultancy

Town and parish councils have a particular status under Section 33 of the 1994 VAT Act. This special status has advantages because it permits councils to recover VAT even if they are not VAT registered. This special VAT status does not however mean that VAT is not a real problem for Town and Parish Councils. Without proper advice it is possible that significant additional costs or lost income may occur.

We have experience of helping councils ensure that they comply with HMRC requirements and at the same time minimise potential costs for the local council tax payer.

We can assist in

  • VAT on new capital projects and opting to tax
  • Ensuring compliance with HMRC de minimis limit
  • VAT appeals
  • VAT training and advice

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