Who Are We
The AVS VAT team takes pride in being proactive, thorough, approachable – and instinctively saving clients’ money! Excellent customer service is incredibly important to us. Whilst many people dread VAT issues, we love our work! Isolating and dealing with potential VAT problems is our forte.
Melanie Lord is a Chartered Tax Advisor with over 30 years VAT experience, initially working for HM Customs & Excise then moving on to head up the North East VAT practice for a Big Four firm before founding AVS in 1994.
Linda Farnham spent many years in specialist TOMS roles with Customs & Excise, including advising UK Treasury representatives at EU level regarding modifications to the TOMS legislation. After more than 30 years’ experience with Customs &
Linda is passionate about travelling and likes the smell of aviation fuel, freshly cut grass and the ocean. Her dislikes include leftover food on a plate, the word squally and retractable dog leads.
AVS Skills include: Advice and calculations regarding TOMS VAT, with results including substantial repayments of over declared TOMS VAT. Expert advice to the travel trade on TOMS and relating VAT matters. Specialist TOMS VAT calculations.