Eventia plans working group to meet HMRC over TOMS

HMRC is expected to hold initial talks with the events industry to clarify VAT issues, including the Tour Operators Margin Scheme (TOMS).

Eventia's Brian Kirsch will meet HMRC over TOMS
Eventia's Brian Kirsch will meet HMRC over TOMS

Eventia is now setting up a dedicated working party with VAT expertise, and chairman of the regulation committee Brian Kirsch told C&IT the aim was to achieve clarity and "make it more straightforward for agencies to deal with TOMS".

The working group of around six agency members will meet on 19 October, said Kirsch, with the aim of scheduling a meeting with HMRC the following month.

Saffery Champness partner David Bennett, who sits on Eventia's regulation committee, said: "HMRC has reiterated it is keen for discussions, but it is up to us to make the first move."

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