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

Tony’s recent articles

Charities and VAT

Charities and VAT

CHARITIES AND VAT It is wrong to assume that Charities get special VAT treatment, however they do benefit from VAT relief on the purchase of some goods and services. They can also get a VAT exemption on income from fundraising events as long as certain conditions are...

Top 10 Errors at VAT Inspections

Top 10 Errors at VAT Inspections

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...

Hawsons makes history after 165 years in business

Hawsons Chartered Accountants is 165 years old  Hawsons Chartered Accountants was founded in the city of Sheffield in 1854 – more than 25 years before the creation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales – by Alfred Allott and John Hewett....

Solicitors “SEARCH”ing For Answers

Solicitors “SEARCH”ing For Answers

For new updated guidance please see article from THE LAW SOCIETY re-research fees. New guidance has been issued by the Law Society about whether items may be treated as disbursements for VAT purposes. The guidance, dated 8 October 2019, follows previous guidance by...

Domestic reserve charge for construction services to be delayed

Domestic reserve charge for construction services to be delayed

Domestic reserve charge for construction to be delayed  The domestic reserve charge was supposed to come into action on 1 October 2019. However, representatives from the construction industry have raised concerns that some companies are not ready for the changes....

Credit Where Credit’s Due

Credit Where Credit’s Due

CREDIT WHERE CREDIT’S DUE This note explains HMRC’s new rules from 1 September 2019 for adjustments to VAT following increases or reductions in the price of goods or services. Reason for the change There is evidence that some businesses are trying to use the current...

Exporters Need to be Prepared for a Potential no Deal Brexit

Exporters Need to be Prepared for a Potential no Deal Brexit

Exporters need to be prepared for a potential no-deal Brexit Deal or no-Deal Exporters need to be prepared If/When the UK leaves the EU, the rules on the shipment of goods will change. Shipping goods from the UK to EU member states will be known as exports rather than...

A domestic VAT reverse charge will be introduced from 1 October 2019

A domestic VAT reverse charge will be introduced from 1 October 2019

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...

Hawsons Partners complete a-26 mile hike for charity

On the 27th July 2019 Hawsons partners David Owens, Paul Wormald, Scott Sanderson, Pete Wilmer and Craig Burton all took part in a 26-mile hike in the Peak District raising over £1,700 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Macmillan Cancer Support is a service that helps...

Tax Rates 2019/2020

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?

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

Spring Statement 2019

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...

How will the VAT reverse charge for construction work?

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. What is a reverse charge? In a nutshell the reverse charge is where the customer charges themselves VAT, rather than the supplier charging VAT. This...

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