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VAT Seminar with PwC

VAT Seminar with PwC
Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
16:30 to 18:00
Belfast Venue TBC

The world of VAT does not sit with the Third Sector.  There is no VAT rule which means that charities do not pay VAT and with the ever increasing focus on charitable organisations in moving away from grant income, many organisations are being impacted by VAT legislation than ever before.

HMRC are giving an increased focus to how VAT is applicable to the Third Sector which is resulting in the more VAT registrations, VAT visits and VAT assessments in the sector.

The VAT team in PwC have many years experience in advising Third Sector organisations on VAT compliance and VAT planning.   Alan Martin, who leads that team, will run a seminar looking at the main areas of VAT as applicable to the charitable sector.

The seminar will look at :

  • VAT on property for the Third Sector
  • VAT exemptions available to the charitable sector
  • VAT on trading income
     

Date: Thursday 8 June 2017

Time: 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Venue: Belfast Venue TBC

To register please email sarah@co3.bz or Tel: 028 90 245 356.
 


Alan Martin

Alan Martin leads a team of 4 VAT professionals in PwC Belfast covering all aspects of VAT from undertaking VAT compliance - VAT returns and Intrastat - up to and including undertaking VAT planning advice for some of the major third sector organisations in Northern Ireland. 

Alan started his career in H M Customs and Excise (as was) undertaking VAT visits to all sectors of business and public life in Northern Ireland.  After some considerable time doing VAT visits, he then was promoted and transferred to VAT Headquarters in Liverpool where he was part of team devising VAT visiting guidance and training for VAT officers.

He left HMC&E and joined another Big 4 advisor in Belfast where he spent some 14 years advising clients on all aspects of their VAT affairs.

As VAT is a major issue for the not for profit sector, he has much experience of dealing with all aspects of VAT for the sector from advising arts organisations on the most appropriate structure for VAT on the build of new facilities, advising many charitable organisations on Relevant Charitable Purpose certification / Relevant Residential Purpose certification, the VAT liability of the various supplies undertaken in the not for profit sector and structuring the most VAT and tax efficient way to obtain unrestricted funds from trading activities.

He joined PwC some three years ago and has continued to assist third sector clients most recently assisting a third sector organisation to set up a cross border tax efficient structure for their operating on an all-Ireland basis.

He will bring his experience of the sector and HMRC's view of the legislation to a seminar for CO3 members to be held on Thursday 8 June 2017.