Rob McCann

Rob heads up the VAT practice within the firm and is responsible for providing high quality advice to large corporate groups and other businesses within the private sector.

Furthermore, Rob is a leading provider of VAT solutions to housing associations, charities and other not-for-profit organisations.

Although Rob advises on all areas of VAT legislation, particular specialisms include partial exemption, land and property, international trade and issues affecting the charity/not-for-profit sectors.

Career Highlight/Milestones

Rob has managed several large-scale projects that have led to multi-million pound VAT reclaims for the motor and gaming industries. Other recent successes include the negotiation of ‘special’ VAT recovery methods for several not-for profit organisations, leading to significant refunds of additional VAT, the restructuring of a property deal to remove a potential liability of more than £1 million and negotiation with HMRC to remove a VAT assessment issued to a corporate body of more than £1.5 million.

The Nitty Gritty...

Outside of the office Rob enjoys watching and playing several sports, is a long suffering Stockport County fan, likes travelling, and relaxing with his young family.

  • "The Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes have had a close relationship with The VAT People for the past seven years as they have helped to steer us through the complex process of reclaiming overpaid VAT and successfully accomplishing our de-registration from VAT. They have been able to quickly grasp the nature of our organisation and clearly see the arguments needed to persuade HMRC of our case. The VAT People also had the persistence to continue pursuing our claim until a satisfactory outcome.

    Rob McCann has always made time to be available whenever his expertise has been required to explain the ongoing situation to our governing trustees and committees. His helpful nature and ability to understand and explain complicated areas of the law has been appreciated and valued.
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    Simon Kevin Speechley - May
  • "Client service is of the utmost importance to us as a firm of Accountants and Business Advisors.

    Having the ability to be able to contact David Miller for immediate advice on VAT and Customs issues ensures that we are able to deliver our efficient tax service successfully and fulfil our client's expectations, especially in circumstances when they ask for guidance on crucial matters which require a tight deadline.

    Having the ability to engage David's service to attend client's HMRC visits has proved invaluable, particularly as David's knowledge is often superior to that of the Officer in attendance!

    David also offers creative planning solutions to problems and is very proactive with advice as soon as any legislation changes are known. We could not offer the same quality of service to our clients without David and his team."

    Annette Stone, Mark Holt and Co - May
  • "Tamara was my first port of call when I needed a VAT expert. She is extremely knowledgeable, dependable, thorough and efficient. I would recommend her personally to any business needing this kind of assistance."

    Sarah Sillars OBE, CEO at Institute of Advanced Motorists, IAM - April
  • "The VAT People have been used by Cosmo Leisure for many years. We have found them to be very thorough and professional in all that they do.
    They have looked after some very complicated tax issues for us, always meeting deadlines at short notice and pursuing successful claims."

    Keith Lee, Cosmo Leisure Group - April
  • "We have used the services of the VAT people for many years and our point of contact is Steve Howard.

    We especially make use of the free help line which is marvellous.

    Steve is fantastic to deal with and he always provides speedy response, excellent answers to our queries and delivers value for money

    We would not hesitate to recommend the company and especially Steve to any of our clients or business colleagues"

    David Finlayson, Finlayson (UK) Limited - April
  • "Tamara has advised a number of our clients on VAT-related matters and her advice has always been timely and relevant. She is also willing to discuss matters on an informal basis and could not be more helpful. I recommend her and her firm whole-heartedly."

    Adam Hymes, Commercial Property Partner at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP - April
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