Richard Baxter is the leader of Taxand’s global indirect tax team. He is based in Taxand UK where he is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal Taxand UK, LLP. He has more than 20 years of indirect tax experience. Over the course of his career, Richard has led global assignments with a focus on international VAT and other transaction tax issues for major US and European multinational companies. Since joining the UK Taxand practice, Alvarez & Marsal Taxand UK, LLP, he has worked extensively with businesses in Chapter 11 to help them generate significant value from their existing tax positions both in respect of generating funding headroom from tax assets and in managing day-to-day compliance.
Richard has worked extensively in advising major US multinational companies on: international VAT liabilities, VAT recovery and establishment issues; leading global projects in the international arena with a focus on establishments, withholding tax, customs and VAT / GST issues related to the roll out of global telecommunications networks; working with the finance and real estate sectors on partial exemption, transaction-based VAT planning and wider indirect tax compliance issues; negotiating with HMRC at senior levels in the UK and managing tax cases to VAT Tribunal, the High Court and ECJ; managing VAT technology applications projects, including Sabrix and Vertex; and leading the implementation of transaction tax reporting tools in the UK and Europe.
Previously, Richard led the Indirect Tax Compliance and Risk practice of Deloitte. Prior to that he was head of the Indirect Tax team with Arthur Andersen in the UK.
Richard graduated from the University of Oxford and, subsequently, qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in the UK. A UK national, Richard has a working knowledge of French and Modern Greek.
Areas of Expertise
- Indirect Tax