I'm not from the tax office. I gained my expertise from the bottom up. So I know how to work with the VAT man. And I understand all the potential complexities.
More than thirty years' experience in tax and accountancy means I know my stuff. I've worked as a humble audit clerk and as a senior Tax Advisor and Manager. I've worked with household name organisations as diverse as Christies Auction House, Duracell, Universal Pictures and Philips Electronics. I have recently worked for a year on a project with the Cats Protection charity.
As the VAT and Customs Manager it was part of my job to train and advise the staff with the complexities of getting the output tax charged correct and to maximise the input tax claimed. It was also really great assisting the Cats Protection volunteers with VAT issues relating to the expenditure incurred caring for the cats and running the charity shops.