Tony Nickson

VAT Consultant, Sheffield

After 20 years of working in the VAT office, Tony has gained a wealth of knowledge of VAT processes, including VAT visits to customers, client education, VAT repayments and error corrections.

Tony provides practical VAT advice to a wide range of clients in numerous business sectors and advises on matters relating to sole proprietors, partnerships and corporate bodies on all VAT issues including exporting, importing or providing goods/services within the UK. European Union dispatches and acquisitions can also be advised upon. He also has a good knowledge of HMRC’s penalty system.

Tony Nickson

VAT Consultant, Sheffield

0114 266 7141

[email protected] 

Tony’s recent articles

Hawsons appoint Craig Burton as Partner

Hawsons Chartered Accountants are delighted to announce the appointment of Craig Burton as a new Partner in the firm. Craig is a highly experienced corporate advisor and auditor, having worked with a number of national and international firms.  Craig’s...

Hawsons have a whirl of a time helping out at Whirlow Hall Farm

Partners and staff from Hawsons enjoyed two tough, but enjoyable days at Whirlow Hall Farm. Over the course of the 9th and 10th of May, two teams of 12 visited the local charity, which provides education and training for some of the region’s most disadvantaged...

Solicitors “SEARCH”ing for answers

The Brabners LLP V HMRC First Tier Tribunal (FTT) case involved whether electronic, local authority search fees paid to Searchflow (a specialised online search agency) by Brabners were to be treated as disbursements. It had been standard practice since...

FTT slams HMRC conduct over VAT Assessment and Penalties

A First Tier Tribunal (FTT) has issued a 37-page ruling relating to an appeal against a £69 VAT assessment and three penalties of £780, £8.85 and £10.35, saying the decision by HMRC had a number of disturbing features’ about HMRC’s 'muddled'...

HMRC – Shopping for undeclared VAT

Retailers – Currently there appears to be a HMRC control exercise, being undertaken across the UK, on all types of retailers.This exercise may involve an Inspector visiting the client’s premises. Please note: HMRC legislation states that the retailer MUST...

Input Tax – Beware of the pitfalls!

VAT expert Tony Nickson outlines the pitfalls to avoid when reclaiming input VAT. 1. Reclaims for purchases made before VAT registration It is important to ensure that the maximum amount of input VAT is reclaimed on your business expenditure. This includes...

Tony Nickson joins Hawsons as VAT Consultant

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Tony Nickson has joined the firm as a VAT Consultant. Tony was formerly a VAT Officer in Customs and Excise and then Higher Officer in HMRC. After 20 years of working in the VAT office, Tony has gained a wealth of knowledge of VAT...

Staff from Hawsons Endeavour to help!

On Friday 16 June, Hawsons staff enjoyed a day out helping the Sheffield based charity, Endeavour, by carrying out various tasks such as gardening, cleaning, stripping paint and even dismantling a canoe rack. Endeavour have been working with some of England's...

Stephen Allender joins Hawsons as Senior Tax Manager

Hawsons are pleased to announce that Stephen Allender has joined the firm as a Senior Tax Manager. Stephen is a Chartered Tax Advisor and member of the Association of Taxation Technicians. He has worked in tax since 1997 having gained a wealth of experience working...

Hawsons fundraise for Children In Need with charity bake-off!

Across all of our three offices, Hawsons have been fundraising for Children In Need with a dress-down day as well as a charity bake-off.  A big thank you to all those who entered the baking competition which was judged by Hawsons' Healthcare Partner, Scott Sanderson...

Hawsons’ partners take part in international football tournament

Two of Hawsons partners, Simon Bladen and Scott Sanderson, took part in an International 'World Cup style' tournament in Paris, France, over the weekend Simon and Scott represented the UK team of HLB International - a worldwide network of independent professional...

Hawsons launch new exit planning service

Hawsons Chartered Accountants are pleased to announce the launch of a new exit planning service. The service is aimed at owner managed businesses looking to realise the maximum value of their business as they exit the business in the next 5 years. It puts a structure...

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