Bookkeeping Leigh-on-Sea

FREE VAT Returns to Bookkeeping Clients

Bookkeeping and VAT Returns in Leigh-on-Sea

Bookkeeping: it’s a job that every responsible business owner knows needs doing, but also one regularly passed over in favour of more time-sensitive and potentially profitable endeavours. However, bookkeeping is something that simply can’t be ignored, as it forms a vital aspect of any business.

At MCL Accountants in Leigh-on-Sea, our bookkeeping service is used by numerous businesses throughout the local area and further afield. Our no-fuss service takes the responsibility away from you and ensures this vital job is always completed. What’s more, we also offer a free VAT returns service to every bookkeeping client.

The bookkeeping service offered by MCL is a complete one, ensuring your books are kept to the highest of standards. Our professional bookkeepers will accurately record all incomings and outgoings throughout the year, ensuring they do so using all best practices. The result? Perfectly completed books that are an asset to your business.

Along with completing books, we are also able to use them to generate various important reports on your business. These reports are used by many clients as a key tool when making significant business decisions.

We also offer all bookkeeping clients free VAT returns – another vital job that must be carried out by all VAT-registered businesses. We complete these quarterly and use MTD compliant software to ensure they’re filed in the correct way. When you use the MCL bookkeeping service, you never have to worry about filing your VAT returns again.

An Overview of MCL’s Bookkeeping Service

Why Hire MCL for Your Bookkeeping?

Correctly kept books have a number of advantages, but the biggest is easy to pinpoint: they give you a completely accurate and unbiased view of your business’ finances. Having this information to hand is vital, as it will help to inform all manner of business decisions, from the price of a specific product or service, to whether to hire another staff member. Without accurate books, the decisions you make will be uneducated ones and are far more likely to turn out to be incorrect.

Another reason to use MCL for bookkeeping in Leigh-on-Sea? You’ll be able to create exceptionally accurate reports on all manner of aspects of your business. These are vital if you have investors, who will want to be kept up to date with business goings-on. They’re also exceptionally important if you’re looking for further investment – it’s unlikely someone will invest if you can’t show them accurate records of your business’ finances.

As we’ve already mentioned, everyone using the bookkeeping service from MCL will automatically receive free VAT returns. If you’ve had experience compiling VAT returns before, you know that they can be awkward and time-consuming, so why not hand the job over completely to a professional?

We’ll submit your VAT return every three months, ensuring you never forget or run out of time. Returns will comply with all best practices and provide an accurate and honest overview of VAT payable by your business.

What’s more, handing your VAT returns to someone else frees you up to work in other areas. We’ll handle the numbers, while you concentrate on what you’re good at – the day-to-day running of your business.

Free VAT Returns for All Bookkeeping Clients

Contact Us Today to Find Out More

At MCL, we’re experts at bookkeeping and VAT returns. We provide this service to several local and national businesses, always ensuring that our work paints an accurate representation of our clients’ finances while keeping costs at an affordable level.

We also offer a range of other accounting services to customers in Leigh-on-Sea, including self-assessment tax returns – a service extremely popular with self-employed workers in the area. Why not opt to use more than one service from MCL and roll them all into one handy package?

If you’d like to find out more about our bookkeeping and VAT returns services, or any other aspect of our business, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can call us on 01702 593 118 or drop us an email using our contact form.

Bookkeeping & VAT Returns FAQs

Do you have a question to ask about the bookkeeping or VAT returns services offered by MCL in Leigh-on-Sea? If so, take a look through the FAQs below. If you still can’t find the answer you need, please feel free to get in touch.

Yes, there is. Bookkeepers record all transactions involving a business. While they can advise clients to a certain extent, they’re unable to provide advice on topics such as taxes and loans – something accountants are qualified to do. Bookkeepers are also unable to submit accounts and self-assessment tax returns, which is a job an accountant will be able to carry out.


Bookkeepers and accountants often work hand-in-hand with one another, which is why it can be exceptionally useful to employ one company to handle all bookkeeping and accountancy – something we’re able to do here at MCL.

This all depends on whether you reach the VAT threshold. If you have a turnover of £85,000 or more in a rolling 12-month period, you will generally need to charge VAT, although some exceptions exist. If you need to know more about when to charge VAT, we’re always happy to help. We can also assist with registering you for VAT too, if required.

No, there is no legal obligation to use a bookkeeping service to keep your books in order, and many people choose to carry out bookkeeping themselves. However, this often leads to books being incorrectly kept, which then leads to problems with accounts and business decisions.  The safest option is undoubtedly to hire a bookkeeper to make sure records are kept perfectly.

Yes, we certainly accept customers from outside Leigh-on-Sea. Clients we have worked with before have been from all over the local area, including Southend, Shoeburyness, Rayleigh, Thorpe Bay and Canvey Island. We’ve also worked with clients from further afield, including Chelmsford, Basildon, Brentford, Wickford and various areas of East London.

We do not have a set price for our bookkeeping and VAT returns service. This is because every company is different – some will require very little bookkeeping, while others will be far busier and require much more regular work. Instead, we offer bespoke quotes, to ensure everyone pays a price that’s fair to them.

Get in touch if you need further advice, have any questions about our accounting services in Leigh-on-Sea or would like a free consultation

MCL Accountants Leigh-on-Sea