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Nigel has over 30 years’ experience in advising on VAT matters. As well as having a broad knowledge of this complex tax he has particular experience in VAT issues relating to Works of Art, Motor Sport, International Transactions, Land & Property, Financial Services, Aircraft and Yachts.
Nigel ensures that VAT liabilities are minimised and costly disputes are avoided. He has successfully assisted in disputes with HM Revenue & Customs through to the High Court and regularly lectures on VAT matters.
Nigel joined Rawlinson & Hunter in June 1996, after spending 9 years with a large international firm of Chartered Accountants heading a regional VAT Consultancy. Nigel had previously spent 13 years with HM Revenue & Customs (formerly HM Customs & Excise) dealing with VAT, Customs Duty and as an Investigation Officer looking into VAT and Customs Duty fraud. Nigel spent the last 4 years with HM Revenue & Customs in the department’s headquarters in London and was involved in modifying and improving the revenue collecting activities of the department.
Nigel is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, a member of the West End Chapter of the VAT Practitioners Group and a member of PAIAM (Professional Advisers in the Art Market).