Indirect taxes

Indirect tax covers a variety of taxes such as VAT, customs and excise duties, insurance premium taxes, environmental taxes and stamp duty. These taxes are ruled by complex regulations and are often changing. By successfully managing your indirect tax requirements, you can protect your business’s profitability, even as your business needs (e.g. cash flow) and risks increase.

Cash recovery

To make sure you’re paying the correct VAT and recover any overpaid/incorrectly charged VAT, it’s important to regularly review the VAT treatment of your supplies now and in the past.

Our Indirect Tax team can work with you to review your indirect tax liabilities and identify when you’re eligible for a retrospective VAT refund.

Please contact Mike Bailey, Tel: +44 (0)20 7804 3254

Improve your margins

Gaining control over, and insight into, your indirect tax liabilities can be a challenge. So we’ve developed a number of solutions and tools to help you manage your indirect tax liabilities, save money, improve your margins and stay compliant.

Please contact Graham Gunning, Tel: +44 (0)1895 52 2477

Transaction support and structuring

You could save money and prevent unanticipated cost by reviewing the indirect tax implications of your transactions. This could include things like mergers and acquisitions or the disposal of a non-core business, at an early stage in the deal.

Our Indirect Tax team can work with you to review the indirect implications of your transactions. 

Please contact David Denyer, Tel: +44 (0)20 7804 6576

Indirect tax dispute resolution and penalties

An unresolved issue or dispute with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) can take up a lot of your time and can leave you with unwanted costs in the shape of penalties if they aren’t handled properly.

Our Indirect Tax Disputes and Penalties team can work with you to resolve your disputes and penalties. We can help you with investigation, negotiated settlements and mediation.

For more information please contact Mark Howard, Tel: +44 (0)20 7804 0941

Indirect tax litigation - working with PwC Legal LLP

We‘re also able to work closely with PwC Legal, an independent member of the PwC network, to help you manage and resolve all contentious disputes with HMRC, through negotiation and with alternative dispute resolution or litigation before the Tax Tribunals, the European Court of Justice and all domestic courts. PwC Legal can also assist you with disputes and litigation over tax liabilities between commercial parties.

Export controls- reduce your risk and improve your efficiencies

Inefficient export control management could lead to severe delays in your supply chain. And a breach of export control regulations could leave your company with reputational damage and potentially facing civil and criminal penalties.

A robust trade control compliance programme can give you commercial advantage. We can help you assess the compliance risk to your business. And to integrate compliance policies and procedures into your daily business process, ensuring an efficient risk-based approach. To find out more, please click here.

For more information, please contact David Whitehouse, Tel: +44 (0)20 7212 5994