VAT for Charities
Classroom: £329 +VAT per person
Charities benefit from significant exemptions in certain areas of taxation – unfortunately VAT is not one of them. Instead they are generally subject to the same rules as any other organisation and due to their mix of business and non-business activities, effectively applying the VAT rules can be even more challenging.
This full-day course is essential for anyone involved with VAT in the charity sector. It guides you through everything you need know about VAT and will leave you in a position to be able to confidently interpret the rules and apply them in a way which reduces its impact on your charity.
Crucially, the course will take you through the VAT reliefs and exemptions that are available to charities. It will clearly explain how you should structure your activities in order to take advantage of the various reliefs available – ultimately reducing your VAT burden and allowing you to focus on your main charitable objectives. The course will also address some of the topical issues that could affect you.
“Tutor was amazing. She knew everything and was really friendly. Made everything simple and easy to understand. ”
“New to charity VAT, so it was a lot to take in but the presenter was a great teacher and made it really clear.”
“The excellent content and the style of the presenter really helped with the delivery of a huge amount of information in a short time.”
Building and Finance Manager
“Very informative and entertaining. It's not the easiest topic - but this kept me engaged.”
Tim has been working in VAT for over 20 years, and is currently a VAT specialist at the University of Leeds. Before that, he was a senior VAT trainer within HMRC for a number of years. Tim has also written numerous training manuals on a wide spectrum of technical issues. He enjoys taking difficult technical points and expressing them in language that people can understand.
Eric is an independent Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA/AIIT qualified) specialising in indirect tax and with over 25 years’ experience of VAT. He worked in several senior roles at HMRC before joining Ernst & Young as an Indirect Tax Manager. He later became the Director of VAT and Indirect Taxes at Campbell Dallas. Eric now works as an independent consultant, where he draws on his considerable experience in practice and at HMRC to help businesses of all sizes deal with complicated VAT issues.