Wright Hassall has appointed Kevin Hall as a new partner, where he will help provide VAT advice to businesses and their advisers across all areas, including property, cross-border transactions and financial services.
Hall has more than 22 years of VAT experience and joins from “a national independent tax consultancy firm”.
John Dormer, head of employee incentives and tax at Wright Hassall said the appointment was a “real coup” for the firm, adding that it will enable the group to “expand its expertise and client reach even further” and work with a greater number of intermediaries on specialist areas of tax.
Hall said: “There are going to be VAT changes for businesses that are buying and selling goods internationally, as well as those who are buying and selling services with the EU27, so it’s important that they are seeking advice to ensure they aren’t penalised.
“Another key project I’ll be working on next year will be helping construction businesses to be prepared for the Domestic Reverse Charge, which is changing the way that VAT is handled in that sector.”
He added: “This reverse charge means that construction sub-contractors will no longer charge contractors for VAT in many circumstances. This is likely to significantly impact subcontractors’ cash flow and contractors’ terms of business while complicating both of their invoicing systems, which is why it’s important they are up to date with this measure.
“With all this in mind, I’m thrilled to be joining a growing and progressive firm such as Wright Hassall where I can use all my expertise and experience to make a difference to thousands of their clients and contacts across the country.”