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VAT appeals - reclaims

If you have been denied a VAT reclaim then you should consider appealing this decision to the first tier tribunal (tax). You make a claim for a refund of VAT where you input tax exceeds your output tax. You are entitled to make a claim for the difference.

When you receive the initial decision to deny you the refund you should immediately ask for a review of this decision. If there is still a negative response then that is the time to take the matter to the tribunal. We can assist you with this process and have the benefit of experience across a number of departments within this firm to give advice on all different aspects. The advantage of Stephensons being a large firm is that it gives us a very broad base of experience to assist individual clients. The tribunal is a civil litigation forum and we have experienced solicitors available to deal with any such appeals.

Reclaims of VAT

One common reason for reclaims of VAT to be denied is if there is a suspicion of involvement in MTIC or carousel fraud. This could mean that the HMRC believe that you as a trader knew or ought to have known that the goods in the supply chain in which you have been dealing are tainted by a missing or defaulting trader. There is a wealth of complex case law covering this area and we ensure that here at Stephensons we keep ourselves abreast of the latest decisions in this area. The issue of knowledge in this area is a significant issue and has been challenged on both sides on a number of occasions. This area of law is complex and daunting but with our assistance you can achieve the best result possible for you.

Our experienced team of lawyers has the expertise and knowledge to look at the required level of detail to assist you. Contact our expert VAT solicitors on 01616 966 229 or complete our online enquiry form.

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