I have an accountant in the UK and an accountant for the rest of Europe and that's where I'm receiving conflicting advice. Whenever they disagree I just get on here and crowd source the answer then send it to them. So do you have the answer?
I know... he just stopped replying to emails and then I checked his facebook and saw him traveling and drinking beer. Thanks for the address!
Thank you! I'll set that up.
Thanks for the info! I'll push DHL harder for the C79's.
Thank you very much for the info. I was interpreting that phrasing exactly the way you are so that's why I felt it was originally ok to setup the LTD company for the client. I guess it might be the current climate that has made my sources skeptical of this setup.
A NETP is a Non Established Taxable Person. Basically it's a person or business that HMRC does not consider to have UK establishment.
Thanks for the reply. They've been a client with us for 7 months and we setup the LTD company for them not thinking it would be a problem. I'm just very cautious now that I've recently heard from two credible sources that HMRC would likely investigate this and switch them to a NETP. We asked the client to help us find any advice on the subject and that's why they reached out to other accountants who all said it would not be a problem at all. We just really want to avoid getting stuck with the NETP back pay + 35% penalty so I'm trying to gauge the actual risk of HMRC not accepting their status as UK established. If they do successfully VAT register as an LTD company they will obviously save quite a bit.