VAT for Contractors

Pearl makes sure you pay the right amount of tax in compliance with HMRC’s Real Time Reporting requirements, and ensures you never miss a deadline.

Specialists in VAT assistance

Pearl are Chartered Accountants specialising in helping small-to-medium sized businesses, contractors, landlords, and sole traders. We’ll help you choose the right VAT scheme, and make sure you understand and comply with VAT laws and regulations.

Paying VAT – The different methods

There are different methods of paying tax, and Pearl will help you choose the right one for your business.

The different Tax Schemes are:

Standard VAT Accounting

With standard VAT accounting you’ll reclaim VAT that you may have had to pay on your purchases. You’ll pay or reclaim the net of the VAT that you have charged your customers and the VAT that you have had to pay on your purchases. Your VAT calculations are based on invoices raised, rather than when the invoices are paid.

Impact on cashflow – standard VAT accounting

This could either be good or bad for cashflow, depending on the circumstances. It’s bad when you have to pay VAT even when you aren’t paid for goods or services sold, but good when you can still reclaim for VAT on invoices received even if you haven’t yet paid.

Flat Rate VAT Scheme

Instead of calculating VAT on each and every transaction, you’ll pay a flat rate percentage of your turnover. This can be good for small businesses because it makes it much quicker and simpler to account for VAT. However, its advantage of having a rate lower than standard VAT is offset by an inability to reclaim VAT on purchases. 

Cash VAT Accounting

Unlike Standard VAT accounting, Cash VAT accounting only takes into account VAT money actually paid or received, rather than just invoiced. Since you won’t have to pay VAT on any goods or services that the customer hasn’t paid for, it is good for your business’s cashflow.  

VAT accounting methods – pros and cons

  Pearl will help you weigh up the pros and cons of each VAT payment method and help you choose the right one for your business.

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Pearl Accountants has offices all over London, with one of our most prominent offices being located in Hounslow, West London. We are experienced accountants in Hounslow, acting as business growth accountants for the majority of our clients due to our ability to scale businesses and help to drive their growth. We are dedicated to serving companies of varying sizes, from individual sole traders to small and medium-sized businesses across the UK.

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We have over 30 years of accounting experience in the Kingston area, using our eclectic combination of traditional accounting processes and innovative accounting software in order to bring our customers the very best in accounting and customer service. We act as business advisory accountants, providing our customers with consultations that advise them on the best ways to grow their business while keeping their accounts and tax liabilities in order.

Causeway House, 13 The Causeway, Teddington, Kingston TW11 0JR

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We are one of the most prominent accountancy firms in London, with offices all over London. As a result, one of our offices is based in Harrow, and is located around the Park Royal area. Pearl Accountants has over 30 years of experience as Harrow accountants, serving our clients and helping them to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

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Our accountants in Staines are here to serve you, with our 30 years of experience in providing bespoke accountancy services for landlords, businesses, contractors, startups, and much more. Here at Pearl Accountants, we specialise as business advisory and business growth accountants, meaning that we have the accountancy knowledge, expertise, and experience to provide commercial consultations and advise you on how to grow your business whilst minimizing your tax bills simultaneously.

Rourke House Watermans Business Park The Causeway Staines TW18 3BA

LONDON ACCOUNTANTS

We have offices all over the London area, including Covent Garden, which gives you a central accountancy hub in London’s famous West End district. As a London accountants, we offer professional accountancy services to clients all over the nation’s capital and the surrounding areas, working with a range of businesses, sole traders, startups, landlords, and contractors in order to streamline their tax liability and bookkeeping procedures.

Ground Floor, 90 Long Acre Covent Garden, London WC2E 9RZ

EAST LONDON ACCOUNTANTS

Our East London accountants firm gives those in East London access to some of the finest accountants around. Our accountants in Canary Wharf is right in the heart of London’s financial district, making it an ideal home for our accountancy firm. We work with clients of all shapes and sizes, including small-to-medium-sized businesses, startups, landlords, and contractors. Our professional East London accountants pride themselves on their expertise and work ethic, providing you with stellar customer service every time.

29th Floor, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5DY

HOUNSLOW ACCOUNTANTS

Pearl Accountants has offices all over London, with one of our most prominent offices being located in Hounslow, West London. We are experienced accountants in Hounslow, acting as business growth accountants for the majority of our clients due to our ability to scale businesses and help to drive their growth. We are dedicated to serving companies of varying sizes, from individual sole traders to small and medium-sized businesses across the UK.

Quest House, Ground Floor, 125-135 Staines Road, Hounslow TW3 3JB

KINGSTON ACCOUNTANTS

We have over 30 years of accounting experience in the Kingston area, using our eclectic combination of traditional accounting processes and innovative accounting software in order to bring our customers the very best in accounting and customer service. We act as business advisory accountants, providing our customers with consultations that advise them on the best ways to grow their business while keeping their accounts and tax liabilities in order. Our accountants in Kingston upon Thames are dedicated to helping you exceed with your business.

Causeway House, 13 The Causeway, Teddington, Kingston TW11 0JR

HARROW ACCOUNTANTS

We are one of the most prominent accountancy firms in London, with offices all over London. As a result, one of our offices is based in Harrow, and is located around the Park Royal area. Pearl Accountants has over 30 years of experience as Harrow accountants, serving our clients and helping them to succeed in their personal and professional lives.

Suite 618, Crown House, North Circular Road, Park Royal, NW10 7PN

STAINES ACCOUNTANTS

Our accountants in Staines are here to serve you, with our 30 years of experience in providing bespoke accountancy services for landlords, businesses, contractors, startups, and much more. Here at Pearl Accountants, we specialise as business advisory and business growth accountants, meaning that we have the accountancy knowledge, expertise, and experience to provide commercial consultations and advise you on how to grow your business whilst minimizing your tax bills simultaneously.

Rourke House Watermans Business Park The Causeway Staines TW18 3BA

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