No, my question is a different one. There is a VAT threshold of round about 77,000 GBP. If my turnover goes above this threshold I will need to register for VAT. My accountant says that sales to Switzerland - or more precise the turnover that I make there - wouldn't count. That would mean even if I make 100.000 GBP in Switzerland a year I still don't need to register for VAT as this specific turnover - according to my accountant - doesn't count as such. That's the core question.
Sure. Take your time.
Well, I don't know. They sent me an email in May 2012 in which they state the following:
Further to our last week’s meeting, I have looked into the VAT again about the threshold.
Following sales will be included in threshold calculation;
We should exclude following from threshold calculations;
Interessting is the last paragraph on their website about their VAT services: http://www.taxassist.co.uk/our-services/vat-returns
So I assumed that they know what there are talking about. And you are sure there is no such thing as exemption of turnover to registration levels?
They didn't present it as a quote. Could you send me the link to the website? They simply used copy & paste for that?
So now you now more about the question that I had yesterday: The liability of accountants. Can they be held to account if it turns out that I should have registered for VAT?
Well, misunderstanding. You wrote: "The website they quote is a commercial one for the guidance of practitioners." A. I quoted it, B. the page not a guidance. It's simply embellishing blabla for prospective customers. However. I'm gonna reopen the question from yesterday.