As a business ratepayer, how do you know that the historic rates you have dutifully paid are correct?
Sanderson Weatherall provides a specialist Rates Audit Service which, through meticulous research into past rate years, ensures both the accuracy of existing rates payments and investigates whether there are any credits resting in local authority holding accounts that should already have been refunded.
These credits may consist of overpayments that should have been received in the form of refunds due to changes in occupation or rateable values. Interest and/or tax refunds are often due in certain circumstances on overpayments, together with a tax certificate, which enables a refund in tax already paid to be obtained from HM Revenues and Customs.
Starting from scratch our experts recalculate what Business Rates payments should properly have been over past years to ascertain whether what clients have actually paid is correct.
Our fees for this service are typically pure incentive based - if we find nothing, then you pay us nothing!