VATARK is the trading style of Robert Killington.
I started working in indirect taxation over 30 years ago. I worked for Customs & Excise (now H M Revenue & Customs (HMRC)) for 13 years covering many aspects of the department’s work. In 1988 I left Customs & Excise to work for a firm of Chartered Accountants. I left the last firm I worked for in 2000 to set up my practice, with the objective of providing sound, pragmatic advice to businesses, charities, and other organisations affected by VAT.
I am currently Consultant editor of Tolley’s Value Added Tax – one of the main VAT reference books used by VAT specialists.
How I work
Initial consultations will be without obligation on either party to take the matter further. If the initial meeting goes beyond exploring the issues, and advice is given a charge will be made for that at my usual rate. Details of this will have been made available in advance of the meeting.
My fee is based on the time spent working on a matter. I do not charge for travelling time. I do charge for travel expenses, subsistence, hotel charges, etc. I am happy to give a capped fee quote when I know what the work entails. Unless, of course, it is too difficult to determine how long the work is likely to take.
The advice given will be based on the information provided. If the full facts relating to a particular matter are not provided, the advice provided may not be the best advice for you. I may not give you the answer you want, but I will give you the correct answer.
I usually raise invoices once a month and send them by e-mail. Invoices are due for payment on presentation and I allow about thirty days for payment to be made. If payment is made much after the thirty day time frame I’m likely to add interest to the next and subsequent invoices.
Work is only undertaken after an engagement letter has been signed. This will be sent together with a schedule of services and terms and conditions.
I can be contacted in any of the following ways:
Phone: 01293 734545
5 Ladymead Close Crawley West Sussex RH10 7JH