Value-added taxes—also known as VAT—are a very transcendental form of tax recollection. They often induce confusion, and generally, the consequences of VAT errors can severely hamper the functioning of your ventures.
Whenever you feel that taxes are going out of your hands, it is time for you to call the true professional problem-solvers you can find at WAYFINDERS Consulting.
Value-Added Taxes and All that You Need to Know?
Value-added taxes, or VAT, are a type of tax that is applied in a proportional part to the final price of a sold product or provided service.
This tax is contemplated in all of the commercial sales operations taking place within the EU Member States, as well as in several other parts of the world. Regarding the EU, it also comprises a given State’s territorial sea within its limit of 12 nautical miles. This means that if you sell a product or service while navigating the sea inside its limits, you have to apply VAT to your sold products or services.
The VAT is a tax that is ultimately absorbed by the final consumer in the chain when paying for the final price of the product.
In the case of the provider of the product or service, it acts as the VAT collector on behalf of the HMRC—or His Majesty’s Revenue and Customs. However, when you return VAT, you can reclaim back the part destined for purchases as long as you are VAT-registered.
However, this can be highly bureaucratic and cumbersome. You are better off leaving it to the group of chartered accountants specialized in VAT services you can find in WAYFINDERS Consulting.
Common Problems Associated with VAT
VAT can lead to a myriad of difficulties and setbacks when dealt with in an untidy way. Some of them encompass the following:
- Claiming VAT without the corresponding purchase invoices
- Missing sales on your stated returns
- Invoice duplication
- Late filings or late payments on returns
- Wrong VAT time supply
- Improper handling of out-of-the-norm business transactions such as bonus payments, or internal company charges for management purposes
- Issuing credit notes incorrectly
- Wrong management of partial VAT exemptions
- Inaccurate record keeping
With VAT many daily, seemingly simple errands can become a problem for your business when you handle them in erroneous ways. At WAYFINDERS Consulting, we provide a vast gamut of VAT services like invoicing and VAT returns, so that you do not have to worry any longer about any VAT misdemeanors. You can be concerned instead about what really matters: making your business grow.
Common Consequences of VAT Mismanagement
The problems with VAT can be numerous, and for each possible issue, even more negative consequences are possible. Therefore, it is of optimal importance to acknowledge all of the possible problems that can surface due to a lack of strict VAT control:
- Paying for penalties and interest charges
- VAT inspections
- Prolonged audits
- Trading bans
- Damage to your company’s reputation
- More tax-induced liabilities
- Criminal prosecution
Avoid all of these situations by calling experts on the subject. WAYFINDERS Consulting fends for your business in those areas you need it the most.
Why VAT Is No Longer a Concern
VAT is no longer a concern, because you have the best accounting firm behind your back, safeguarding all of your tax-related interests. Hire WAYFINDERS Consulting and obtain this set of benefits:
- Direct and indirect tax support
- VAT invoicing
- VAT returns
- VAT-related bookkeeping and recording
- VAT overall counseling