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With our comprehensive knowledge of the Vat Regulations & Legislation SEF can provide an extensive range of services to assist and support your business. We specialise in helping you with your dealings with H M Revenue & Customs especially in the realms of Disputes and Audits.

We offer;

Dispute Management with HMRC

  • We will professionally manage any Vat or Excise Audit at your premises and with our excellent working knowledge of H M R C’s processes/procedures we can ensure that you are fully prepared for any inspections
  • If you are unhappy with the outcome of an audit or any other aspect of H M R C’s treatment of you during their investigations SEF can assist with Appeals against vat Assessments and penalties levied. We will look at the specific circumstances of the assessment and quickly advise whether Appeal action is appropriate

Vat Liability

SEF can advise you on complex issues across all industry Trade Sectors including;

  • Land/Property
  • Construction projects
  • Retail
  • Motor/Car Dealerships
  • Housing Associations
  • Finance
  • Insurance

AND NEW TO SEF - UK Tour Operators Margin Scheme (TOMS) we offer;

  • Guidance on Vat in the UK Travel Industry
  • Guidance in completing the TOMS Annual Calculation
  • Assistance in completing the Annual Calculation
  • Comprehensive checking service
  • Advice in setting up required records to allow completion of the provisional TOMS Vat, Annual Calculations and Adjustments and
  • Bespoke TOMS presentations including training with ‘hands on’ experience

Vat Health Checks for your Business

  • By coming into your Business and undertaking a vat Audit we can give you the assurance that you are fully complying with your Fiscal responsibilities and paying the right amount of tax at the right time therefore avoiding unnecessary Penalties
  • Our recommendations could also help your Business become more efficient

Assist with EU and International Vat Recovery and Vat Registration (where appropriate)

We understand that many businesses now have clients outside of the UK and recognise the problems being encountered. SEF are experienced in EU Vat recovery for their clients

Compilation of Vat Returns, Retail Scheme Calculations, Capital Goods Scheme Calculations, Partial Exemption Calculations and Other Required Adjustments

SEF offers an efficient comprehensive service in completing Vat Returns, undertaking required adjustments and the application of required schemes

Other Indirect Taxes

SEF can also assist you in dealing with:

  • Customs Duty
  • Excise Duty
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
  • Aggregates Levy
  • Air passenger Duty (APD)
  • Climate Change Levy (CCL)
  • Insurance Premium Tax (IPT)
  • Landfill Tax 


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Client Testimonials

"Stephen made an immediate impact by adopting a structured professional approach to his work and went about his tasks with energy & enthusiasm."

Peter Haste
Senior Finance Manager, Profit Recovery
Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

"Stephen improved performance by introducing new management control checks, better working practices, training programmes and made personnel more responsible / accountable by drawing up individual job specs."

Peter Haste
Senior Finance Manager, Profit Recovery
Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC

"Since 2007 we have called upon SEF to assist us with numerous VAT problems / issues both at home and across the EU (EU & non EU Countries). During this time they have negotiated with HMRC (on our behalf) and obtained written rulings which confirmed their initial advice regarding various scenarios involving our company."

Jim Reid
Finance Director
Altavia HTT Limited

"In all our dealings with SEF we have been provided with a professional and reliable service and value them as a very credible resource."

Jim Reid
Finance Director
Altavia HTT Limited

"VAT is a major cost to Housing Associations and so it is essential that we have good control and advice over its application and administration. This is why we engage SEF Vat & Indirect Tax Consultants Ltd. Their approach of working with us enables us to get the best solutions for our customers."

David M Royston FCA
Head of Finance (Corporate)
Accent Group Limited


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