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Duty and VAT Consultancy

Do you need help reclaiming VAT ?

Or, perhaps, you are looking to minimising your Customs duty costs? We offer businesses specialist advice and support on all customs duty and VAT related issues including

VAT liability - Queries and Consultancy

  • Including in depth reviews and specific advice on VAT planning either by telephone, email or in person

VAT registration and de-registration

  • Including advice on group registrations, how to transfer ‘going concerns’ and assistance with form filling.

Recovery of VAT

  • Both International and UK recovery claims prepared and submitted by us on your behalf

Liaison with H M Revenue & Customs

  • Including appeals, disputes, negotiations, tribunals and VAT debt management

Customs & Excise Duty

  • Companies who Import and Export often require our advice and support on Customs & Excise duties including duty reclaims, import/export procedures and product classification. Through our International Network of specialists, we can assist and advise you on all related matters.

International VAT

  • Using our contact with firms in other countries we can give you professional advice and provide you with the best possible solution for your specific requirements.


There are many complex areas of VAT. We have experience and expertise in the following subjects and will advise and guide you on all aspects connected with VAT and:

  • Land and property (purchasing, disposal and development)
  • VAT partial exemption (especially in education, finance, insurance, banking, sports, health and ecclesiastical activities)
  • Charities
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Media Services
  • Travel and Transport Services
  • Trading in the EU and worldwide

Indirect Tax – Specialist Advice

We also offer in-depth advice on all indirect taxes including

  • Stamp Duty
  • Climate Change Levy
  • Landfill Tax

Next Step:

Please contact us if you need further advice, have any questions about our services, would like a free consultation or a fixed fee quote.


Shaikh & Co Accountants

10 Decimus Park, Kingstanding Way, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 3GP - Tel:01892 552696