Brian GoochTax Technical Director

There are not many VAT specialists around with Brian's pedigree.

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  • Chartered Tax Adviser
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • 7 years experience with KPMG
  • 15 years experience with a large independent South Yorkshire firm
  • VAT specialist
  • Significant experience of tax planning and dealing with HMRC enquiries and VAT reviews

I joined Shorts after many years working in tax at both national and regional firms, and I am both a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Tax Adviser.

I work extensively in the corporate owner managed business sector, covering transactional taxes, property taxes including Stamp Duty Land Tax and VAT, and all areas of business tax planning. I have considerable experience in maximising tax efficiency by reviewing business structures and planning corporate reorganisations.

As an experienced VAT expert, I head the VAT advisory team. My understanding of risk areas for businesses enables me to cover all aspects, from common areas of mistake to complex issues such as international and commercial property transactions where the VAT at stake can be substantial. I see one of my key strengths as being able to make sense of complex tax legislation.


Brian’s areas of specialism;

Business Taxes VAT

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