VAT Services

"Beyond the everyday world … lies the world of VAT; a kind of fiscal theme park in which factual and legal realities are suspended or inverted."

Lord Justice Sedley’s decision in Royal & Sun Alliance v C&E commissioners (Court of Appeal) 2001

"VAT will be a simple tax on the supply of goods and services."

Anthony Barber MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer 1972

For many, VAT is the most complex area of taxation. It is no longer a “simple” tax!

Paul Bradley - VAT Partner

Paul served 17 years in HM Customs & Excise prior to joining the profession. He moved to Greenback Alan from a major international firm of accountants to build a comprehensive VAT service line for clients.

Paul has a vast knowledge of VAT issues and has assisted clients in reclaiming large amounts of VAT as well as investigating penalties. He has also had a number of successes at tribunal on behalf of clients.



Sharon Gillies - VAT Partner

Sharon brings a wealth of experience to the VAT department. She started her VAT career in HM Customs & Excise, where she spent 10 years covering a range of duties including VAT assurance and enquiries.  She subsequently spent a further 9 years in professional practice advising multinational corporates and providing general VAT advice to clients in a wide variety of industries, before joining Greenback Alan. Sharon currently advises on all aspects of VAT ranging from ensuring compliance requirements are adhered to through to planning structures designed to mitigate clients’ VAT liabilities.



Greenback Alan offers the depth and breadth of experience to deal comprehensively with all VAT issues. Our charges are competitive and open, so clients are always aware of costs and there are no hidden surprises.We handle:

  • Registering for VAT
  • VAT returns and filing
  • Intrastat returns
  • Partial exemption
  • Capital Goods Scheme
  • Flat Rate Scheme
  • Cash Accounting
  • Margin Schemes
  • Imports/exports
  • Intra-community trading
  • Insurance premium tax
  • VAT health checks
  • Appeals
  • Investigations
  • VAT planning
  • VAT hotline