The VAT Lady – Friendly, expert VAT and Customs training
How I became the VAT Lady
I’ve spent over 30 years working in tax consultancy and training. Throughout that time, I’ve worked with a lot of different organisations, including Lloyds of London, Gillette, Philips Electronics, Caledonian Airlines and Christie’s International. Despite the eclectic list of people I was working with, I soon realised that there were certain things they all had in common.
Quite simply, there was too little understanding of Customs & VAT within their organisations and a lack of willingness to engage with experts to compensate for it. As a result, they were falling foul of HMRC, often having never realised they were doing anything wrong.
I spent a long while mulling over a solution to this problem, as I was tired of seeing great businesses derailed due to falling foul of VAT regulations.
Then it hit me – with my wide range of experience, I could provide organisations with everything they need to really draw a line under their VAT, so they’d never have to worry about it again.
That was the moment I became the VAT Lady…
Since then I’ve been working closely with business owners and their teams to make sure their organisations are fully tax compliant. I accomplish this in two ways. First of all, I let them benefit directly from my own expertise and experience. I’ll conduct a detailed analysis of where their business currently is in terms of its tax compliance and create a detailed plan to get it back on track.
Second, I’ll conduct training programmes for all appropriate staff within the organisation to help them develop a better understanding of VAT & Customs. While it’s unnecessary for everyone within an organisation to be an expert of the subject, a higher level of understanding will prevent costly mistakes from being made and help the business owner make better decisions based on the information their accountant presents to them.
The main advantage of working with me is that it both increases your level of knowledge and lets you benefit from the services of a tax expert without the expense of hiring a full-time employee. With my considerable experience, I can pinpoint solutions extremely quickly, so you can expect positive results fast. In addition, I understand that VAT & Customs can seem rather impenetrable at first, so I keep all my training and consultancy fun, jargon-free and results-focused.
If you’re busy running a business, the last thing you want to be worrying about is your tax compliance, so invest in the services of an experienced professional (like me!) and give yourself a little extra peace of mind (the money you’ll save doesn’t hurt either!).