Member of charity & philanthropy group
Graham Elliott is a member of Withers LLP's charity & philanthropy group and specialises in VAT and other charity taxation. While covering all aspects of VAT, his main interests are in not-for-profit organisations and real estate.
He has been a trustee of NMC Recordings Limited, a charity that promotes British classical music to international audiences, for many years and is its deputy chair.
He is both a chartered tax adviser and an MBA. Before joining Withers he headed up the indirect taxes unit at haysmacintyre.
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The British Film Institute VAT's success in its VAT case could open the floodgate for the definition of “cultural service” to be extended.
A recent decision by the tax tribunal in favour of the British Film Institute could open the floodgates for more cultural charities to claim their admission fees should be exempt from VAT.
Last year was a far-from-routine year for charities and VAT, says Graham Elliott.
Now that HMRC’s cost-sharing exemption consultation has closed, Graham Elliott offers his expert view of the likely outcome.
Graham Elliott explains the impact the loss of VAT relief will have on the sector.