Tax compliance has become more critical in the ever-changing regulatory landscape. Businesses face increasing challenges and obligations as regulatory changes reshape the compliance landscape. Staying ahead of these changes is essential to ensure your business remains compliant and avoids potential risks.
At Bishop Fleming, we recognise that tax compliance is at the heart of operational efficiency and long-term objectives. Our view is simple – compliance services are not just a box to tick; they are an integral part of the accountancy services we provide. Our corporate tax compliance team guides your business through regulatory compliance while minimising costs and streamlining processes. From tax strategy development to risk management and customised reporting, we go above and beyond to exceed your expectations.
From timely submissions to government departments such as Companies House and HMRC, preparation of VAT returns and VAT filings, our proactive approach significantly reduces the administrative burdens of running a business. We believe that when compliance is handled efficiently, business owners can focus on strategic matters that drive long-term success.
Through dialogue with you, we develop an in-depth knowledge of your business and its core records so that we are best placed to prepare your year-end financial statements, ensuring compliance with all relevant accounting standards (UKGAAP/FRS102/FRS102). We will discuss the results of our work with you and obtain your formal approval prior to any submissions to Companies House.
We continue to invest in the most up-to-date digital technology to ensure that we have live access to your data to produce the required statutory accounts as efficiently as possible, meeting your turnaround expectations and then being able to spend more time with you discussing your business and your vision for its future.
Our team can take care of all the “annual” corporate tax requirements of a UK resident company regardless of size. We look to manage risk whilst claiming all the reliefs available to minimise the corporate tax burden. If company shares have been acquired by an employee or a Director, there may well be a filing requirement post tax year end which is easy to miss. We can look after that for you. We can also help with the compliance burden of reporting benefits for employers.
With our detailed understanding of the financial statements and our expert knowledge of tax legislation we can prepare your corporation tax computation and CT600 return efficiently and appropriately. We will discuss these with you prior to any submissions so that you are clear and comfortable with the figures and you also fully understand how any tax liability has arisen and what work we have carried out to optimise your position within the legislation. We will then ‘tag’ (iXBRL) the accounts and returns to enable them to be submitted both to Companies House and HMRC.
We can take care of all aspects of your company secretarial obligations to ensure that the statutory records are appropriately maintained and all Companies House filing requirements are met.
VAT is a complex and time-consuming burden for a business, so we can assist you to meet your responsibility to prepare and submit accurate VAT returns within the statutory deadlines. We can also deal with routine VAT queries or redirecting more complex queries to our dedicated VAT advisory team. Our services include:
The preparation of VAT returns from client accounting records.
Oversight and review of client’s own in-house prepared VAT returns.
The monitoring of VAT filing deadlines to aid compliance.
A sense check of the figures to be filed.
Advice regarding the general VAT treatment of standard expenditure and revenue.
The online submission of VAT returns.
The preparation and submission of ancillary VAT filings.
Assistance with partial exemption calculations and the like.
Advice and interpretation of non-standard VAT systems e.g. Margin scheme.
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Whether you are just starting to dip your toes into international waters, or you already have a mature global presence, there are numerous complex issues which need to be considered and complied with. These can include:
Taxable presence overseas
Branch versus a subsidiary
Owning an overseas company
Import and Export duties
Documentation and procedures