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Luke Savvas - Partner

The charity sector is constantly changing, charities are becoming more complex; they’re branching out and doing more commercial activity. With this, there can be many complex tax issues - I help charities overcome these challenges so they can concentrate on helping those in need

Luke joined Buzzacott in 2008 and is a Tax Partner specialising in Charity and Not for Profit and Business Tax.

Luke and his team are experts on all tax issues affecting both the business and not for profit sectors, performing a range of tax services including:

  • Advice on structuring for clients ranging from small family owned businesses to large international organisations.
  • Property transactions
  • Business and social investment tax relief
  • Charitable trading 
  • Qualifying charitable investment and funding 
  • Gift aid and other tax efficient giving
  • Employment tax
  • Tax advice for fundraising

Luke also has experience in the catering and leisure industry, construction, private banking, publishing and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Luke is a regular lecturer and writes articles on charity taxation matters. 

Prior to joining Buzzacott, Luke held senior tax positions at other accountancy firms.

When he’s not at his desk Luke enjoys spending time with his family and going on excursions.  He is also the partner in charge of the staff social committee.  

 

To view the latest news and insights written by Luke click here.

You might also be interested in… Tax planning and advice for charities

There are a wide range of charitable exemptions you can make the most of for taxes, including corporation tax, income tax, stamp duty and business rates. You can also benefit from tax reliefs such as Gift Aid and Social Investment Tax Relief provide further opportunities for charities to thrive. 

Our not for profit tax team help to ensure your charity is fully tax compliant and structured optimally to make the best use of the reliefs you’re entitled to.

What sets our charity tax services apart?

Unlike others, we have separate dedicated tax specialists who work within our charity and not for profit team, having chosen to specialise in the sector, most have trained as charity experts from day one. This means you have a team of experts at your disposal who really understand your sector and needs.

You can count on regular tax communications on developments and insights relevant to your industry including our annual charity tax updates after the Chancellor’s Autumn and Spring Budgets. We also offer topical tax update seminars and bespoke fundraising workshops, keeping you up to speed with latest requirements and opportunities.

COVID-19 and the not for profit sector

We’ve created an information hub with a dedicated section for charities and not for profits, packed full of information and advice to help you amidst the economic impact of COVID-19. 

Visit our COVID-19 hub

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