VAT returns and accounts

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HMRC recently investigated a company (and won a substantial case against the company) when they noticed that the VAT returns submitted had different figures from the accounts.
Completing VAT returns correctly involves more work than simply clicking submit within an online bookkeeping system.  The figures in the VAT return should always be checked to the relevant figures in the profit and loss account and balance sheet.  For help on how to do this, even if you’re not a client of ours, do be in touch.

As with all of our tax tips and web pages this information is necessarily summarised and of a general nature.  If you would like detailed specific advice please contact us.