Practice Areas

VAT Advisory

Ryan improves overall VAT performance, creating greater opportunities to measure and improve efficiency, develop a more strategic approach to tax, and deliver outstanding shareholder value.

VAT Advisory

Ryan’s strategic Value Added Tax (VAT) Advisory services focus on our client’s overall tax performance, creating greater opportunities to measure and improve efficiency, develop a more strategic approach to tax, and deliver outstanding shareholder value. Through benchmarking current performance, identifying best practices in relation to peer and historical performance, and measuring the delta between reality and the potential of our client’s tax department, Ryan provides a clear strategic plan for transforming the tax function into a Tax Competency Centre.

Ryan professionals help our clients plan and implement processes and technologies that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their tax operations. We assess tax positions and develop strategic plans that include transaction structuring, business reorganisation, and alternative filing positions. And, we ensure that the efforts of our clients’ tax departments are positively impacting the overall strategic objectives of their organisations.

Ryan provides current knowledge and expertise on the differing rules for each country, including the European Union, with a harmonised VAT system. Our VAT planning services help strategically identify opportunities to reduce VAT liabilities, improve cash flow, and minimise compliance costs.

Ryan’s extensive knowledge and research of international cross-border transaction rules and regulations support the efficient management of the resulting complex compliance obligations. We ensure that our clients consider all of the variables associated with cross-border transactions, including supply chain management, tax jurisdiction requirements, registration, varying tax rates, administrative policies and procedures, bookkeeping and statistical information requirements, cash flow cost reduction, and deferment opportunities.

Ryan helps clients properly structure merger and acquisition deals to avoid hidden tax consequences, and help determine whether the acquisition itself is subject to VAT. When real estate is involved, we assist in identifying other potential VAT issues that may arise, including examining the effects on other taxes such as property, conveyance, or transfer taxes which differ by jurisdiction.

Ryan provides customs and VAT planning strategies that minimise tax exposure because certain customs facilities can be extended to include VAT. We have particular expertise in the overlapping areas of customs and VAT, and ensure that our clients obtain the best advice available when involved in cross-border trading.

Ryan’s EU VAT Registration Number (VRN) Validation Service validates a batch of VRNs to assist clients verifying whether they are transacting with a business and whether (cross-border) charges should be with or without VAT. Ryan’s comprehensive EU VRN Validation Report includes VAT Information Exchange System (VIES) confirmation numbers and specifies errors. This report can be used to support zero-rated supplies, support entitlement to deduct input VAT, and can be used as a list to work from to obtain accurate VRNs of all customers and suppliers.

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.