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Northern Society of Chartered Accountants

At the heart of northern business since 1882

VAT update with Jim Gempton

Date: 14 October 2015 13:30-17:00

Type: Course, Legal and Regulatory, Tax

Organiser: Cumberland

Content will include:

  • The scope of VAT, Different rates and states of VAT
  • The concept of business V’s non-business
  • Single and multiple supplies
  • VAT registration issues
  • Place of supply and international aspects;
  • Tax points and time of supply;
  • Bad debt relief entitlement;
  • Input tax and partial exemption
  • Special VAT schemes;
  • Land, property and construction, including the option to tax;
  • Compliance, dealing with HMRC, assessments and penalties;

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Greenhill Hotel

Greenhill Hotel,
Red Dial,

Tel No: 016973 43304


Jim Gempton

Jim Gempton works as part of a team of six full-time VAT specialists in BDO’s Manchester and Liverpool offices providing VAT consultancy services to a wide range of clients from the private, public and third sectors.  He also plays a role in BDO’s national team in certain key areas, and is a frequent lecturer and contributor to articles on VAT matters.  Jim started his career in VAT in HM Revenue & Customs, and was then with Grant Thornton before joining PKF in 2007 prior to the merger with BDO in 2013.  His specialism in VAT for well over twenty five years has included a focus on the property and construction industry, and the charity/not for profit, education and social housing sectors; and, indeed, all those organisations where VAT treatments are complex, VAT recovery is an issue, and where VAT can be a real cost.  Jim and his team give pro-active VAT advice on everything from transaction liabilities to capital expenditure programmes, whilst never losing sight of administrative niceties and day to day VAT compliance.  His background and experience is of real value when acting as a buffer between his clients and HMRC.

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