Practice Areas

VAT Compliance

Ryan provides a wealth of expertise and best practices in tax administration and process improvement for effectively managing VAT compliance processes and elevating total tax performance.

VAT Compliance

Ryan’s seasoned Indirect Tax professionals have proven expertise in tax administration and process improvement to help clients proactively manage costs and employee resources. We assist clients with the filing of international value added tax (VAT) returns and European Community (EC) declarations, Intrastat reports, and the submission of foreign VAT reclaims. Our specialists add tremendous value, deliver a substantial return on investment, and provide a wealth of best practices that enhance the strategic value of the tax department. We assist clients in an efficient and reliable manner and ensure that their VAT compliance is handled timely and accurately.

Leveraging our proprietary Ryan iTAC compliance technology, Ryan professionals eliminate manual processes, minimise overpayments and errors on returns, and reduce the likelihood of notices and penalties. We coordinate international VAT compliance processes to ensure timely reporting and reduce the administrative process of filing returns. We provide a single contact that monitors due dates, prepares and submits returns, and addresses questions from the tax authorities.

Clients look to Ryan for short-term assistance with routine value added tax (VAT) management as a means of freeing their teams to address immediate organisational objectives. Ryan’s Interim VAT Management services help clients effectively manage their compliance processes by providing a breadth of expertise in tax administration and process improvement, delivering a tremendous return on investment, and providing a wealth of best practices, as well as a proven roadmap for enhancing the strategic value of the tax department. We assist clients in proactively managing costs and employee resources, eliminating manual processes, minimising overpayments and errors on returns, and reducing risk and the likelihood of notices and penalties.

Ryan helps clients determine and obtain VAT registration, identifying opportunities for voluntary registration and outlining the related advantages. Ryan also simplifies VAT compliance by determining the applicability of special scheme VAT registration, identifying the associated benefits, and obtaining registration when applicable.

Ryan helps address the inadequacies of the European Union (EU) VAT number by securing a unique Economic Operation Registration and Identification (EORI) number that supports easier, more efficient transactions throughout the EU. For clients operating within the EU and various other countries, we help determine whether an Authorised Economic Operation (AEO) designation can result in customs simplifications and more efficient clearance. If beneficial, we assist in securing our client’s AEO status.

We help meet client filing obligations for VAT, Intrastat, and the EC Sales List, from a periodic review to the full preparation of returns, including reconcilliation against source data and documentation. For clients who prefer to handle the return filing process internally, Ryan provides VAT process manuals offering best practices and suggestions for making the most effective use of tax department resources.

Ryan serves as an extension of our clients’ tax departments, addressing tax authority inquiries regarding VAT registration and returns, managing complex requests, and offering strategic direction. We manage the day-to-day information flow between our client and the taxing authority to ensure timely, complete, and accurate responses and assist with accelerated dispute resolution processes to reduce the costs and other burdens associated with VAT. As needed, we meet with auditors, dispute resolution officers, administrative hearings attorneys, and other agents to clearly identify all positions that impact our client’s ability to achieve a favourable outcome. 

Integrated End-to-End Tax Services

Ryan is focused on your overall tax performance—providing innovative solutions to the underlying causes of the errors we identify—and creating greater opportunities to measure and improve your efficiency, develop a more strategic approach to tax, and deliver outstanding value to your shareholders.