12 Nov 2015
Tax partner, Buzzacott LLP from 2009
Luke is a partner of the firm and works across various teams including Business Services, the Charity and Not-for-Profit Team. He advises corporate clients; ranging from small family owned businesses to international groups on efficient tax structuring, property transactions, research and development tax credits amongst other taxation services. He regularly lectures and writes articles on charity taxation matters and advises charity clients on property transactions, charitable trading issues, investment and funding issues, gift aid matters, other tax efficient giving and tax advice in respect of fundraising.
Luke is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and also has experience in property and construction, private banking, publishing, catering and the leisure industry.
Qualifying in 1993, Luke has worked in the accountancy and tax profession, having specialised in charity taxation since 1998. He joined Buzzacott in 2008 and became a partner in 2009.
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Luke Savvas explores the effect of last year's Budget on the gift aid donor benefit rules.
Incorporating a wider breadth of charity finance subjects alongside
established streams on charity VAT & tax and charity investment.
The gift aid small donations scheme will be of particular use to charities with lots of community buildings, says Luke Savvas.
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.
With a Small Donations Bill due to be debated in Parliament later this year, Luke Savvas explains what it could mean for charities.