Mock VAT Investigations

Are you confident that you would fair well if you received that call or letter from HMRC informing you that they would like to review your bookkeeping and VAT returns?

We provide a mock VAT investigations service to put your accounting records through the rigours of a VAT inspection. With these, we are able to identify any shortcomings that can then be corrected before HMRC come knocking.


Our VAT Director, Michele Harris, has 27 years experience with HMRC of running and operating VAT inspections for the VAT office. Michele will liaise with you or your accounts department to carry out an inspection as you could expect from HMRC. The inspection can either be carried out with the prior knowledge of your accounts department or, for a more authentic touch, it can be carried out without their prior knowledge to prevent any opportunities for them to check and correct before our arrival. On completion of the review, you will be provided with a report highlighting any weaknesses within your systems and, if required, we can also work with you to ensure the weaknesses are addressed, making your financial systems more robust and ensuring you can sleep at night.


We are able to tailor the Mock VAT Inspection service to all sizes of business. It is suitable for larger, established businesses who may have a finance department in place or where your transactions are complex and where you may want some comfort that the VAT compliance side of your business is being operated efficiently and effectively. Equally, if you are a smaller business, VAT can be one of those taxes which you worry about and therefore having an independent review can provide you with the reassurance you need.


If you have any concerns regarding your VAT records or the way your accounts are being maintained then please get in contact and we will be able to discuss with you the options available for carrying out a Mock VAT Inspection.

What our clients say

« Bracey’s have provided us with a whole host of advice – personal tax, PAYE, R&D claims, Corporation Tax, payroll & pensions. As with a lot of businesses, we have randomly been selected for a VAT enquiry from HMRC. This can be quite a daunting occasion for a small business but the team from Bracey’s attended our offices to offer HMRC any information they needed and they conducted themselves in a capable, unfazed manner «

Managing Director, Hertfordshire Technology Firm

« Bracey’s have dealt with a number of areas as part of my tax return including foreign exchange income, online sales, buy to let income, VAT registration, advice regarding companies house and everything else in between. Nothing has been too much trouble or too complicated. «

Gerard Sandford, LLP

« Bracey’s have been instrumental in streamlining my invoicing procedure, they are speedy with their responses, friendly and always extremely patient; which if you knew me, is really needed! Braceys have provided me with accounts/tax/invoicing and all the usual; but on top of this, advice on a whole manner of situations that arise in my business. «

Jim Erwood - Founder - Extra Time Management Ltd
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