David Miller

David has been involved with VAT and Customs for over 25 years, both within HM Revenue & Customs as a Customs officer and then as a VAT officer and, since 1999, as a VAT & Customs consultant.

As well as being very experienced in assisting clients with VAT issues, David heads up The Customs People which is the Customs & Authorised Economic Operator [AEO] advisory arm of the company, specialising in assisting importers, in particular, operate as efficiently as possible in respect of imports and exports.

Career Highlight/Milestones

His recent work has included assisting one importer with the removal of a £1.2M import VAT and import duty bill, recovering £140,000 overpaid duty for another importer - which also included securing a ruling that ensures a further £280,000 will be saved - and assisting an educational institution recover almost £50,000 in overpaid VAT and duty, as well as advising on how to make changes to their system to avoid the need for future claims.

David has also advised a number of businesses in respect of seeking AEO status (Authorised Economic Operator) which is an ever-more important consideration for importers, exporters and logistics firms.

The Nitty Gritty...

Away from the office, David likes to watch [but not play] all sports, but especially following the trials and tribulations of both West Ham United & St Helens Rugby League Club, as well as spending time at his holiday home in Northumberland.