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Antje Forbrich

Director

VAT

antje.forbrich@blickrothenberg.com

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+44 (0)20 7544 8817

As a VAT adviser I enjoy helping clients understand how the often complex VAT rules apply to their business and make VAT simpler or more efficient for their business.

Having qualified and worked at PwC in Germany before moving to the UK in 2003 has put me in a very good position to advise on international VAT in general and European VAT in particular, as I am mindful of the different approaches on technical aspects of the VAT law but also of differences in culture and communication. In the UK I worked at two Big Four and a mid-tier firm before joining the VAT and Customs advisory team at Blick Rothenberg in 2018. Here, I am particularly enjoying the opportunities awarded by our focus on international work and our collaborative working environment

I also take a particular interest in VAT on financial services which is an area where VAT does not flow through but creates a cost to businesses. As VAT legislation and guidance are unable to keep up with the speed of innovation in financial products, technology and crypto assets, finding the right VAT solution can often be a challenge

Specialist areas

  • VAT advice on setting up in the UK
  • VAT advice on cross-border transactions
  • VAT advice on financial services and partial exemption
  • Assistance with submitting input tax reclaims
  • Assistance with communicating VAT errors to HMRC and mitigating penalties

Qualifications and positions of note

  • Qualification as Tax Adviser in Germany
  • VAT Practitioners Group

I am based at

Covent Garden

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Insights

27 January 2023

Changes to VAT options to tax

With HMRC changing the way they process and acknowledge options to tax, what does it mean for property companies and professional advisors?

Alan Pearce 27 January 2023

Why is the place of establishment relevant for VAT?

A business’ place of establishment often determines the place of supply of services for VAT, so defining this correctly is key to avoiding penalties

22 December 2022

New late payment regime for VAT – Points make penalties

New regime will be a more complex multi-tier penalties system with interest also being charged on all late payments.