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We feel better equipped to identify and address EU issues

VAT Services (Scotland) Ltd was recommended to us, by our auditors, and we engaged their services to provide an EU VAT training session. They developed and delivered the half-day training to us which included a slide pack of supporting material covering a range of EU VAT issues. As a result, we feel better equipped to both identify and address issues involving transactions of goods and services we make outside the UK and, similarly, purchases of goods and services made from outside the UK.

Ewelina Krysztofiak, Finance, Waterfront Fluid Controls Ltd


Quality of our VAT processing and reporting has been significantly enhanced

Amor Group was formed as a result of a management buyout from Sword Group SE in May 2009. The business then embarked on a rapid growth programme resulting in revenues doubling over a three year period.

The pace of this growth placed increasing levels of workload and responsibility on the finance team, and we quickly recognised a requirement to enhance our in-house skill set, particularly in the areas of tax and related compliance.

VAT Services (Scotland) Ltd was recommended to us and we engaged the services of Gary Moore and his colleagues in 2010. We found Gary to be knowledgeable and responsive, and after delivering an initial review he continued to provide advice and guidance in relation to a number of ad hoc VAT queries. Furthermore, Gary also developed and delivered tailored VAT training for all of our finance staff via one and two-day courses. He has continued to deliver refresher and new start VAT training on an ongoing basis.

Our collective understanding, as well as the quality of our VAT processing and reporting has been significantly enhanced as a result Gary’s ongoing involvement with the business.

David Blyth, Chief Financial Officer, Amor Group (Recently acquired by Lockheed Martin)


Gary presented a highly successful training day for 20 staff

We first met Gary Moore of VAT Services (Scotland) Limited when we were introduced to him via a firm of Independent Financial Advisors with whom we had a mutual client. The client had a historic VAT issue in connection with an Option To Tax that could have resulted in a loss to his pension of £150,000. Gary successfully corresponded with HMRC on the client’s behalf and the outcome was no loss to his pension pot. It quickly became apparent that Gary’s expert VAT knowledge on property transactions would be an asset not just in connection with this client but with many others going forward.

Our staff find Gary an essential ‘go to’ resource when dealing with complicated property transactions, especially when they require timely advice close to a transaction being concluded. He has acted on behalf of clients with both lawyers and accountants. Gary also advised us on an Option To Tax issue that could have resulted in a non-recoverable VAT cost of £97,000 being incurred. However, with his experience we successfully negotiated this potential issue with HMRC resulting in no loss of VAT.

Gary recently presented a highly successful training day for twenty of our staff and produced a very detailed VAT Guide for our intranet site. This allows our staff to develop and enhance their knowledge of this complex area of tax.

Alison Mueller, Financial Controller, @sipp plc