MHA members provide clients with specialist VAT advice to help them manage and understand what can be a complex area of taxation.

We aim to identify opportunities to save money and manage risk which is important to all businesses but particularly to those who cannot recover some of the VAT costs they have incurred.


Taking VAT advice before undertaking a complex transaction is always sensible to help avoid an unwanted demand somewhere down the line.

Our VAT advice is straightforward and non contentious. Planning a transaction and structuring it correctly is a sensible way of managing a tax liability but our advice is based on recognised and accepted practice rather than smoke and mirrors.

VAT disputes

Ongoing changes in VAT policy and case law together with misinterpretation of the rules can result in unwelcome tax bills as well as missed opportunities. Talk to us if you have a dispute and we will work with you and HMRC to resolve the issue satisfactorily. Our aim is to mitigate your tax liability and identify cash saving opportunities at all stages of your business’ development.

Our VAT teams have a wealth of experience gained from working in HM Revenue and Customs, the big 4 accountancy firms and FTSE 100 companies and our membership of Baker Tilly International gives us significant cross border expertise too.

We offer a comprehensive range of core services to our clients such as accounts preperation, payroll and taxation.

  • Advice on VAT planning and administration
  • Assistance with VAT registration
  • Business disposals
  • Business restructures
  • Cross border arrangements
  • Customs duty, relief and refunds
  • Disputes
  • Fraud investigations
  • Help with completing VAT returns
  • HMRC investigations
  • Negotiating with HMRC in disputes and representation in VAT disputes
  • Partial exemption
  • Planning to minimise future issues with HMRC
  • Property transactions
  • Specialist areas
  • Use of the most appropriate scheme