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Luke Savvas - Partner.

Luke joined Buzzacott in 2008 and is a Tax Partner specialising in Charity & 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 matters
  • 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’s 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.  

 

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

Our dedicated not-for-profit tax team advises all kinds of organisations. We work closely with charities, religious institutes, academies and schools, further and higher education organisations, INGOs, membership organisations and social businesses.

Take advantage of our sector experience to make sure you’re claiming all relevant tax reliefs and exemptions. Then enjoy directing the greatest possible funds towards the causes you care about.

Our tax and audit specialists work as one team and have trained as charity experts from day one. So you can count on regular communication, industry insights and an annual charity tax update after the Chancellor’s Budget. We also offer tax update seminars and bespoke fundraising workshops to help you keep up to date with the latest information.

Tax advice to help charities and their trustees

  • Review use of Gift Aid and other tax-efficient ways to boost income
  • Review group structures for tax efficiency and set up tax-efficient trading subsidiaries
  • Assess tax consequences of new contracts and agreements
  • Review VAT exemptions
  • Advise on dual-qualifying charities (a tax-efficient structure connecting a UK and US charity)
  • Guidance on property transactions 
  • Advise on employment tax issues

Taxes and giving: getting it right

We also help charities, trusts and organisations use Blackbaud Grantmaking™ software to make and monitor grants and streamline their admin. To stay compliant and make the most of your resources, learn about grant management.

Download these useful resources:
Calculating partial exemption
Fundraising events: VAT and Direct Tax