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

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 paid on behalf of their clients.  This had been...

Tax Rates 2019/2020

  We have summarised the key rates and allowances which are fundamental to our business and personal lives. We are sure that you will find them a useful point of reference and have set out below a few examples of how they can be used. Personal tax rates As the UK...

How will the VAT reverse charge for construction work?

A domestic reverse charge will be introduced from 1 October 2019 to tackle VAT fraud in the construction industry. Tony Nickson, VAT Consultant at Hawsons, explains what this will mean for businesses. What is a reverse charge? In a nutshell the reverse charge is where...

Spring Statement 2019

Amidst all the Brexit debates, the Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March 2019. In his speech the Chancellor provided an update on the economy and responded to the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts. In addition...

Top 10 Errors at VAT Inspections

VAT inspections used to be a fairly regular occurrence for VAT registered business owners and were often viewed as a terrifying and potentially costly experience.  Whilst the regularity of VAT inspections has decreased significantly over the past 5 to 10 years, due to...

How will the VAT reverse charge for construction work?

A domestic reverse charge will be introduced from 1 October 2019 to tackle VAT fraud in the construction industry. Tony Nickson, VAT Consultant at Hawsons, explains what this will mean for businesses.What is a reverse charge?In a nutshell the reverse...

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...

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