Resolving HMRC disputes
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) usually involves less preparation and thus lower costs compared with a tribunal. It’s also a much quicker and less rigid process which allows you more opportunity to argue your case. You can now hedge your bets by entering into ADR even if you’ve appealed to the tribunal.
Reclaiming VAT on staff homeworking allowances
You can reclaim VAT on expenses incurred by your employees for creating a home workspace. You must have the original receipts and invoices to show that VAT has been paid. Ask your employees to attach them to an expenses claim. If there’s any private use of the home office, you might need to account for VAT on this.