Ruth Corkin, a VAT and indirect tax principal at Hillier Hopkins, is one of two ICAEW representatives who have been appointed to HMRC’s Land and Property Liaison Group.
The Land and Property Liaison Group is a sub-group of the Joint VAT Consultative Committee, where Corkin is also a representative of the Vat Practitioners Group.
The Joint VAT Consultative Committee is an HMRC-sponsored forum that allows the exchange of views between HMRC and industry relating to the procedures and operations of VAT.
It reportedly enables the industry and HMRC to discuss VAT issues that arise with the “aim of strengthening HMRC’s understanding of the needs of the business customer/taxpayer”.
The Land and Property Liaison Group, meanwhile, will address issues facing the property and construction industries.
Commenting on the move, Corkin said: “Hillier Hopkins has a large client base of property developers, investors, professional landlords, and construction companies and understands the issues and challenges they face.
“By joining this panel, we can make sure their voice is heard at the highest levels and we can share with our clients’ insights from HMRC.”