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Clear and commercial support

VAT is a notoriously complicated tax and the rate rises and harsher penalty regime introduced in recent years mean the risks it brings have never been higher. VAT is also a transaction-based tax, so we find that queries usually demand a quick answer.

Whether your VAT affairs are straightforward or highly complex, and whether you require one-off specialist advice or ongoing compliance services, you will benefit from working with our specialist team to achieve your aims.

Our approach

Our VAT team operate as an integral part of the wider tax team so that they can anticipate opportunities and problems before they arise. They act quickly to deliver a solution, leaving you to get on with your business.

We never forget the most important aspects of any VAT solution; the advice must be practical and it must not create different problems elsewhere.

You’ll find our approach and advice clear, commercial, pragmatic and practical. Working with us, you’ll soon understand your VAT position and be able to better manage your tax risk.

Our services

VAT advisory services

VAT registrations and compliance – Providing VAT advice on proposed transactions to ensure VAT recovery is maximised

Correspondence and negotiation with HMRC

Assisting with audits, assessments and voluntary disclosures

Partial exemption methodologies and solutions for partially exempt businesses

Conducting capital and revenue spending reviews

Performing VAT health checks

VAT due diligence

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Key Contact

Matt Hodgson



I’m a Chartered Tax Adviser with over 20 years’ experience in senior management positions in Big Four and Mid-Tier firms. I established Claritas’ Manchester office in May 2019.

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VAT Articles

Read all of our VAT knowledge articles here

Mega marshmallows – to VAT or not to VAT?

15 April 2024

VAT registration threshold – is the rise to £90,000 a good thing?

7 March 2024

VAT on deal fees – what happens Day 2?

4 March 2024

Postponed Import VAT Accounting (PIVA)

19 July 2023

Changes to the way HMRC process Options to Tax (“OTT”) notifications

27 January 2023

Late VAT payments

2 November 2022


Our clients say

VAT is a notoriously complex tax but one that we can’t afford to get wrong.  Claritas Tax provide quick, clear, commercially led VAT advice.

–   Chris Bullough, Director
Seneca Property

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Our Solutions

Which area can we help you with?

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Corporate and International Tax

Customs Duty

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Employment Taxes

Grant Funding

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Innovation Reliefs

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Land and Property

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Private Client

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Share Schemes and Valuations

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Tax Dispute Resolution

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Transactions Tax

Venture Capital Tax Reliefs

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