Virgo Associates

Virgo Associates, based in Bedford has been providing expert advice and accountancy services to the charity sector.

We are experienced in working across the charity and not for profit sectors, helping provide a service that allows you to run your charity exactly how you want to, supporting those who need it.

Our team will provide the insight and expertise you need, whether that is with tax, VAT, compliance or one of the many other challenges you face, we can help. We will make sure you receive the best service possible, allowing you to minimise risk and ensure you are complying with all regulations.

Talk to an expert

There can be numerous trades involved in charities, which include:

  • Charity year end accounting
  • Payroll and bookkeeping
  • Tax and vat advice
  • Ensuring compliance with latest regulations
  • Strategy and business support

Virgo Associates support the following sectors.

Charities

Our team will provide the insight and expertise you need, whether that is with tax, VAT, compliance or one of the many other challenges you face, we can help. We will make sure you receive the best service possible, allowing you to minimise risk and ensure you are complying with all regulations.

Property & Landlords

We can help advise across any taxation, legislative and contracting issues that occur.

Construction

We have experience in dealing with numerous contractors within Bedford and across the UK, providing taxation advice specifically regarding the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS).

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