Football transfers, London skyscrapers, charities, high street fashion,  international investment banks, major casinos and care homes.

All examples of a few of the major projects and clients that BDO’s Indirect Tax team have been heavily involved in over the last year.

When we’re not advising clients, we’re helping them resolve disputes with HMRC, successfully taking cases to the Tribunal and beyond, with one of our current cases waiting to be heard before the Supreme Court.

In this fast-moving role, where each week is different; every deal, sale – purchase or merger, national or international – indirect tax needs to be considered. Reportedly responsible for approximately £130bn worth of revenue to the UK tax authorities in 2018/19, VAT can be a deal breaker if not reviewed. Although historically it has been a forgotten element, indirect tax is taking an ever-increasing position in the corporate environment.

We have a team of over 35 Indirect Tax specialists based in London covering VAT, Customs duty, Excise duties and Betting and Gaming related duties. Our work impacts other areas of the business, too, and over the past 8 years, our revenue has grown over 150%, 65% over the last 5 years and 47% over the last 3 years. We are one of the largest Indirect Tax teams outside of the Big Four, and we are actively looking for more team members to support our continued growth.

Our team of VAT specialists can help



A BDO client will generally have some short-term goals and a long-term vision – but standing in their way will often be a number of tax-related issues.

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Corporate international tax

Managing change efficiently is essential in international tax and our international tax teams advise a wide range of clients in a variety of business sectors on controlling their worldwide tax costs and reporting.

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Global Employer Services

We provide taxation services to both individuals and companies and are have teams focused on Expatriate Tax, Employee Reward and Employment Tax.

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Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions tax

Work together to deliver a range of tax services.

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