A client has just brought in his quarterly bookkeeping for his VAT return and has bought £25k of perspex from a business in Turkey
He did not give his VAT details to the supplier and the reverse charge mechanism was not applied. Our client paid price plus 18% VAT
We have suggested our client gets in touch with the supplier and try to have this altered to a reverse charge sale and for the VAT to be returned but he is not hopeful.
Alternatively he presumably should be able to claim the VAT back from the Turkish authorities, could anyone recommend a claim-refund company that would deal with this?