VAT and Tax for Charities - Workshops

We are pleased to invite you to our series of VAT and tax workshops across the country, specifically for charities.

We will discuss the potential impact of recent VAT developments in the sector and explore the cost saving opportunities and key risks that may be relevant to your organisation. Our sessions are designed to be both informative and interactive. We will provide an update on the most significant case law decisions for the sector, and where possible HMRC’s stance following these decisions.

Mazars as a firm has strong links with the charity sector and our VAT team often see charities not taking advantage of readily available VAT opportunities. As such, we will seek to cover general VAT issues that charities should be aware of.  We hope this ensures that the sessions are useful for all, regardless of your level of VAT knowledge.

Our team of experts will be discussing a range of topical issues including:

  • General VAT recovery principles - Covering issues such as partial VAT recovery restriction in relation to non-business and exempt activities.
  • Relevant VAT reliefs
  • VAT liabilities of income – Including - when income is taxable or exempt and either deemed business or non-business. - where is it better to charge VAT and be VAT registered?
  • ‎VAT Groups – Considering the advantages and disadvantages of VAT group registration.
  • ‎VAT mitigation opportunities – Exploring the potential opportunities to achieve VAT savings through utilising efficient VAT structures, including considering suppliers from specific sectors and partnership working. 

Please note that whether you are VAT registered or not… This workshop could be relevant to you.

VAT reliefs are still available for charities that are not VAT registered. Certain income streams can lead to charities being unaware of their VAT registration obligation which can lead to significant penalties.

There will also be short sessions on both employment and corporation tax. We will be running these free workshops at locations around the country.

Locations and dates

Monday 19th June 2017, 9am – 1pm

Manchester -
Tuesday 20th June 2017, 9am- 1pm

Thursday 22nd June 2017, 9am – 1pm  

Tuesday 27th June 2017, 8am – 12pm 

Milton Keynes
Wednesday 28th June 2017, 8.30am – 12.30pm

Tuesday 4th July 2017, 9am – 1pm 


If you'd like to attend, please register online. If you'd like more information, please contact our charities team.