Graham Elliott

Graham Elliott

Graham Elliott CTA (Fellow) MBA, is director of City & Cambridge Consultancy, established in May 2015, through which he provides advice on VAT, on charity taxes of all kinds, and on taxes related to transactions. While he covers all VAT areas, he has particular interest in real estate, charities and international services.

He has experience of working in both legal and accountancy firms, and has practiced for more than 27 years, prior to which he spent three years in HM Customs and Excise. He has written books on VAT registration and Gift Aid.  He has secured significant sums of overpaid tax for clients (including claims for several millions), and has defended clients successfully in cases involving gift aid. He is widely featured on the lecture circuit and was  winner of the Tax Writer of the Year Award 2011 for his ability ‘to make VAT interesting’.

Prior to setting up City & Cambridge Consultancy, Elliott was transaction tax consultant at Withers LLP, specialising in VAT and also advising on gift aid for charities, general charity transactions and stamp duty land tax (SDLT).

www.cityandcambridgeconsultancy.com

Tax / VAT updates: January 2020

In this month’s VAT updates, Graham Elliott considers whether dating services are consultancy, a volunteer running a bar for charity and if HMRC’s enquiries service left a club in no man’s land

Tax / VAT updates: December 2019

In this month’s VAT updates, Graham Elliott, director at City & Cambridge Consultancy, considers when an employment bureau can and cannot be a joint employer, whether a community amateur sports club can be a charity and the impact of trying to backdate a flat rate scheme application

Tax / VAT updates: November 2019

In this month’s VAT updates, Graham Elliott, director at City & Cambridge Consultancy, considers whether direct patient contact is necessary for medical services, how waiting for a single document lost a self-builder’s tax claim, and whether a husband and wife’s businesses were one or two businesses

Tax / VAT updates: October 2019

In this month’s VAT updates, Graham Elliott, director at City & Cambridge Consultancy, considers litigation costs in Newmafruit Farms, whether a diary is a book, zero rated grass seed, works for disabled people and child protection services

Tax / VAT updates: September 2019

In this month’s VAT updates, Graham Elliott, director at City & Cambridge Consultancy, considers whether the provision of nursery education is non-business, the case of a DIY housebuilder who took HMRC to tribunal after the failure of an Alternative Dispute Resolution process, a new angle on the provision of management services to overseas subsidiaries and the end of the road for the Smart case on input tax for farm subsidies

Tax / VAT updates: August 2019

In this month’s VAT roundup of significant cases, Graham Elliott CTA (Fellow), VAT specialist at City & Cambridge Consultancy, considers group registrations in Baillie Gifford, transport of disabled people in Jigsaw Medical, charities VAT recovery in University of Cambridge and treatment of bank note supplies in Clydesdale

Tax / VAT updates: July 2019

In this month’s VAT roundup of significant cases, Graham Elliott CTA (Fellow), VAT specialist at City & Cambridge Consultancy, considers when payroll services for a carer are not subject to VAT, two NHS trust VAT rulings and the sale of fractional interests in hotel rooms

Tax / VAT updates: June 2019

In this month’s VAT roundup of significant cases, Graham Elliott CTA (Fellow), VAT specialist at City & Cambridge Consultancy, considers the judgments on the timing of a tax point in Budimex, non-owners’ import obligations, and when prescription drugs can, and cannot, be zero rated following Pearl Chemist decision

Tax / VAT updates: May 2019

In this month’s VAT roundup of significant cases, Graham Elliott CTA (Fellow), VAT specialist at City & Cambridge Consultancy, considers the judgments in Praesto at the Court of Appeal and the CJEU judgment in Mydibel in respect of the capital goods scheme

Tax / VAT updates: April 2019

In this month’s roundup of significant VAT cases, Graham Elliott CTA (Fellow), VAT specialist at City & Cambridge Consultancy, analyses Partial Exemption Attribution in N Brown Group plc, bonded warehouses and single market triangulation in Ampleaward and zero rating appeal rejected for J & B Hopkins

Tax / VAT updates: March 2019

In this month’s roundup of significant VAT cases, Graham Elliott CTA (Fellow), VAT specialist at Cambridge Consultancy, analyses fragmentation and VAT registration in Darren Vaughan, deemed taxable supply under schedule 10 in Balhousie and flat rate in Apex Vehicle Management

Tax / VAT updates: February 2019

This month's review of VAT cases and VAT news from Graham Eliiot, director of City & Cambridge Consultancy, including Vacation Rentals VAT exemption, split supplies reverse charge, ‘no show’ payments, claims for non-EU businesses, food and beverages and DIY claims 

Tax / VAT updates: January 2019

Graham Elliott CTA (Fellow), director at City and Cambridge Consultancy, examines a selection of VAT cases from VAT and hire purchase on secondary sale of cars in VW Financial Services, input VAT evidence in XipVit and retail vouchers under scrutiny

Tax / VAT updates: December 2018

In our monthly roundup of VAT cases and developments, Graham Elliott, VAT specialist at City & Cambridge Consultancy, considers partial exemption on car finance in n VW Financial Services (UK) C-153/17), taxable person status for reverse charge in Wellcome Trust and input tax on abortive takeover bids in Ryan Air

Tax / Elliott: partial exemption on car finance

Graham Elliott, VAT specialist at City & Cambridge Consultancy, considers partial exemption on car finance in n VW Financial Services (UK) C-153/17)
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