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

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

Tax Rates 2019/20 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...

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...

Hawsons appoint Craig Burton as Partner

Hawsons appoint Craig Burton as Partner

Hawsons appoint Craig Burton as Partner Craig is a highly experienced corporate advisor and auditor, having worked with a number of national and international firms.  Craig’s career spans over 23 years and has included stints in Cape Town, South Africa and Vilnius,...

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

Hawsons help 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...

Solicitors “SEARCH”ing for answers

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

FTT slams HMRC conduct over VAT Assessment and Penalties

FFT 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...

HMRC – Shopping for undeclared VAT

HMRC – Shopping for undeclared VAT

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...

Input Tax – Beware of the pitfalls!

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 input tax...