Russell Nevard

Indirect Taxes Consultant

Russell is a seasoned VAT professional with an emphasis on training and development, boasting nearly two decades of experience at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). He has built a reputation as an expert trainer and mentor within the organisation, equally adept at navigating complex VAT domains like the Tour Operator’s Margin Scheme (TOMS) and land and property transactions.

Russell has a passion for training, which started at HMRC’s Tax Academy delivering a diverse range of modules face to face which included; principles of VAT, place of supply, bookkeeping, and interviewing skills. This work was completed whilst still carrying out VAT inspections and keeping abreast of current trends in VAT. More recently, training delivery took centre stage again during a nine-month secondment as a VAT Trainer in HMRC’s Central Training Unit. Whilst there, Russell designed and delivered a range of training modules on both technical and soft skills virtually to a diverse group of trainees and promoted staff. He also managed the course logistics and monitored the performance and attendance of the trainees, improving and nurturing their development.

As a Higher VAT Assurance Officer, Russell was required to impart his knowledge and best practices to colleagues handling complex VAT cases. He was asked to coach a number of new staff who had finished their theory training. Assisting with their caseload, technical issues and processes.

Although TOMs is not frequently encountered in the public sector, we believe there are many instances where it is missed. Russell was an internal consultant for TOMS at HMRC, and his knowledge of this complex area of VAT will be very useful for our clients.

Russell will bring extensive VAT knowledge and proven training skills to deliver the practical, technical, and relevant VAT advice that our clients have come to expect from PSTAX.

Away from work, Russell is an active member of the Royal British Legion, carrying out duties as a standard bearer and a Branch committee member. He is also a keen gardener and country wine producer.