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VAT and Customs Duties

Value-added tax (VAT) can be complex, which is why we have an experienced, specialist team to assist you with your queries and offer support.

Whether you’re looking for tax services that complement our accountancy and business advisory offering or a standalone service, you will benefit from a team that are efficient, reliable and qualified.

Choose Duncan & Toplis as your trusted partner for professional tax services.

Value-added tax (VAT)

VAT can be a complex area which is why we have an experienced, specialist team dedicated to assisting you with your queries and offering support, making VAT less daunting.

Within our VAT team, we have members who specialise in land and property, international transactions, charities, education, healthcare, and finance.

Additionally, we like to keep you up to date with the latest key issues and matters which enable you and your business to make proactive business decisions. Our VAT services include advice, compliance, and enquiries.

VAT compliance

We can assist you with your VAT registration and advise the most effective method of keeping your VAT records up to date and compliant with HMRC’s requirements such as Making Tax Digital. You can choose to involve us as much or as little as you like when it comes to completing your VAT return from simply submitting your return on your behalf to a full bookkeeping service.

VAT enquiries

Everyone dreads that phone call from the VAT office to say they would like to inspect your VAT records. We recognise that VAT can be a complex area and innocent mistakes can easily be made. We offer a service to support our clients through the review and appeals process to ensure fair treatment where your VAT accounting treatment is challenged by the tax authorities.

Local authorities

The Duncan & Toplis VAT team has a combined experience of over 60 years in VAT. We advise academies, hospices, general medical practitioners, primary care businesses, and charities across the East Midlands offering VAT helplines, tax consultancy, and tax training.


Tax can be complex and time-consuming, especially when you get it wrong. Our clients trust us to pre-empt and solve the problems presented by tax so that they can focus on running their businesses.

Custom duty regulations

For those businesses that import and export goods, we can support you with both the import VAT and customs duty regulations pertaining to the supply of goods across borders as well as supply chain planning through our international gateway.

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