Resources, special interest groups, guidance and more.

Tax Conference 2023

The 2023 BUFDG Tax Conference was held online from 13-15 June. We had lots of great sessions, and the recordings are now available.

Access the recordings and slides

A BUFDG Guide to UK Universities and Tax

This document provides a high-level overview of the many areas where tax impacts on UK universities, looking at taxes relating to people, income, and expenditure.

Download the BUFDG guide

TaxHE Newsletter

The must read newsletter for all things H E tax related.

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Tax Resources

We have various tax resources you can access including guides, flowcharts, webinar recordings, presentation slides, updates from professional firms, newsletters, consultation responses, and more.


Tax Resources by Tax-type


Here you will find the resources can be broken down into more sub-categories, such as Education, Trading, Import Duties, Property / Construction, Research, Accommodation, Overseas Trading, Making Tax Digital, Partial Exemption, Capital Goods Scheme and Reliefs.

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Corporation Tax

Here you will find the resources can be broken down into more sub-categories, such as Making Tax Digital, Trading, Overseas Trading and Reliefs.

Browse corporation tax resources


Imports and Exports

You can find all sorts of resources to help with import and export issues including a Customs Procedure Codes guide, Rule of Origin guidance, webinar recordings, consultations and more.

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Taxing Digital Services

The growing trend for taxing electronically supplied services (including online learning) around the globe is causing headaches for H E Is, but our resources can help, including a regularly updated spreadsheet setting out the headline information in individual countries.

Browse taxing digital services


Employment Tax

Here you’ll find resources on different employment tax subjects including payment types, expenses and benefits, national minimum wage and more.

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Employment Status

With employment status causing issues in H E, our resources include guidance on off payroll working, training, common roles in H E, and a more tailored employment status tool.

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Global Mobility

With more H E Is than ever discovering employees working overseas, we have a number of helpful resources including presentations, webinar recordings, guides and more.

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Overseas Tax

H E I s are expanding activities and students into more and more territories around the world, so we have commentary and guidance regarding the most common overseas tax questions and issues.

Browse overseas tax resources


Find resources on everything else tax-related here, including excise duties, rates, construction industry scheme and more:





What members are talking about

We have an active member-only discussion board which is dedicated to tax. so you can see what members are talking about.

Visit the tax discussion board

Tax Group

The Tax Group is one of the busiest groups in BUFDG, dealing with a wide variety of issues for all taxes. The group works actively with HMRC to discuss both operational issues and strategic matters through regular update meetings and specific issues meetings.

Find out more about the group

Payroll and Employment taxes Group

A forum to share knowledge and ideas, and also to understand specific issues affecting HEPs within payroll, expenses and benefits, National Minimum Wage and individuals paid outside of the payroll.

Find out more about the group

Future Tax Events

Employment Tax Surgery


Online via MS Teams - 10-11am

The Employment Tax Surgery is open to all university members who has a query, issue, challenge, etc about a particular area of employment tax. 

Global Mobility Surgery


Online via MS Teams - 10-11am

The Global Mobility surgery is open to all university members who has a query, issue, challenge, etc about a particular an international tax issue. 

Tax Conference 2024

11/06/2024 - 13/06/2024


The 2024 Tax Conference will be held online, from Tuesday, 11 June to Thursday, 13 June and feature a host of sessions from advisers and members. 


HMRC webinars and e-learning

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Latest Tax News

Budget Special - Tax and HE

It’s a budget special as we look at the spread of tax announcements made by the Chancellor, along with the corresponding fine print, to bring you analysis and implications to the sector

Intellectual Property and Spin Outs

Summary of the KPMG Time to Talk discussion on the employment tax implications of Intellectual Property (IP) and spin-out companies within Higher Education.

Leveraging the Levy

The BUFDG summary of the University of London commissioned report, Leveraging the Levy from Workwhile.

More tax news


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