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Michael McLaughlin

Partner

Michael is a tax partner based in the Nottingham office. Michael works with corporate clients delivering commercial tax advice on international and domestic tax matters including; global tax compliance, overseas expansion, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring, new developments in tax law, tax technology and governance, transfer pricing and tax accounting.

Zero rating for digital publications brought forward to 1 May 2020

01 May 2020

In response to the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the Government has announced that the application of the zero rate of VAT to supplies of 'digital publications' will be brought forward to 1 May.

Tribunal support for leisure businesses on overpaid VAT could open claims for £1.5 billion

21 April 2020

The Upper Tribunal has upheld claims from two leisure businesses that they had overpaid VAT on historic takings from certain types of gaming machines. This may lead to much-needed refunds for the sector, which was the first to suffer the financial pressures of the coronavirus shutdown.

Simon Browning

Tax Partner

Simon is a tax partner in our Nottingham office and Head of Tax for the East Midlands. Simon has over 20 years’ experience dealing with tax compliance and tax planning for businesses and their owners.

VAT tribunal allows zero-rate for digital newspapers

26 February 2020

Following a tribunal ruling, an independent review and a celebrity led campaign, the Government is under pressure on three sides to end the application of VAT at 20 per cent to digital publications.

HMRC invites claims for overpaid VAT but doesnt agree to pay them

25 February 2020

Following the News Corp and Ireland Ltd Upper Tribunal decision released late last year, in which it was held that the digital editions of The Times and other News Corp newspapers should be zero-rated for VAT, HMRC has published a new briefing explaining how businesses can now submit claims for overpaid VAT. But there is a snag - any claims made are unlikely to be paid until when, and if, the litigation is finally concluded in News Corp’s favour.

Peter Williams

Partner

Peter is an indirect tax partner based in RSM’s Birmingham office. He advises corporate clients on all aspects of their VAT affairs and has extensive experience in the retail, manufacturing and leisure & hospitality sectors.

Graham Steele

Partner

Graham is a tax partner and leads RSM’s North West region innovation reliefs team.

Tourist tax consultation set to close, but what could the impact be?
Stuart McCallum

29 November 2019

The outcome of the ‘tourist tax’ consultation will be eagerly watched by many in the leisure and hospitality sectors. But this concern also stretches across into the food and drink sector which has embraced the appeal of provenance for Scottish brands and the sector has expanded in the experiential with activities, such as whisky and gin distillery tours.

Irfan Butt

Partner

Irfan has over 15 years' experience in taxation of pan-European real estate funds, infrastructure funds and debt funds and structuring and restructuring of inbound, outbound and pan-European investments in real estate and distressed debt portfolios. He also holds a qualification in Islamic finance and have been part of the HMT/HMRC Islamic finance working group to advise on the changes to the UK taxation rules.

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