Socrates Socratous is director of SOC VAT Consultants and prior to working for the company spent five years at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London as a senior manager.
Previous positions include working for nine years as an advisor for small-to-medium businesses and charities at Horwath Clark Whitehill, and five years as an excise officer and VAT inspector for Customs & Excise.
Socrates is currently a member of the Charity Finance Directors Group and the Charity Tax Group.
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Keep up with the charity taxation landscape as we cover a wide range of VAT issues such as memberships, sponsorships, contracts, trading and listed buildings as well as employment and corporation taxes, gift aid and cost-sharing exemptions.
The Charity Tax Group is hoping to hear this month whether HMRC has changed its mind about proposed changes to VAT rules on building work which experts have warned could be “very costly” to the sector.
Charities would suffer from lower incomes if trustees were to be paid, warns VAT specialist Socrates Socratous, commenting on Lord Hodgson's claim last week that payment of trustees was inevitable.
This one-day technical conference provides you with expert direction, clarification and money-saving guidance so you can formulate a winning tax and VAT strategy for your organisation. Faced with the challenge of staying up-to-date with continuously changing legislation and minimising VAT and tax contributions whilst avoiding the many pitfalls, even experienced charity managers will benefit from a day reviewing and refreshing knowledge across a broad range of issues.
HMRC's new dispute resolution service would instil more confidence if the facilitators were independent, says Socrates Socratous.