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Nina Basra

Chartered Tax Advisor, Birmingham

Nina is a chartered tax advisor with extensive experience of representing and advising national and international corporations and high net worth individuals. Nina specialises in representing clients in relation to tax investigations, enquiries and disputes with HMRC, with a particular interest in VAT related matters.
Nina Basra


Nina has considerable experience, spending the last twenty years advising and representing clients for all tax matters, the majority of which at one of the top four accountancy practices.

Nina spent much of her early career as a VAT advisor and has provided advice across a number of sectors, including real estate, public sector, retail and consumer supporting small owner managed businesses to large corporate entities and has a broad knowledge and expertise of VAT matters.

Nina's work on HMRC enquiries and investigations has resulted in Nina advising on a diverse range of matters including real estate, medical and scientific liability, imports and export issues, food and travel. In addition, Nina has provided advice and representation to clients with IR35 enquiries, employment status and national minimum wage enquiries, personal tax enquiries and enquiries/investigations relating to under declared takings.

Nina's approach to HMRC enquiries and investigations is very pragmatic, spending time to understand what HMRC want, understanding the client's affairs and ultimately delivering advice with a view to bring matters to an amicable close as swiftly as possible.


"I found Nina to be most sincere, extremely approachable, professional and assiduous. Her work was carried out in a fastidious manner. I also found Nina to be empathetic and well balanced in her duties. She would persevere though out the task and it was always a pleasure to converse with her." Company Director

"Nina had the gift of calmness in a turbulent world. It is one thing to have the knowledge of things legal and financial, another to possess the interpersonal skills essential to make it all work. Nina has both." Company Director


Nina is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians

Recent Cases

  • First Tier Tax Tribunal Appeal regarding a VAT assessment and penalty in respect of alleged CIS and VAT fraud and directors liability following the issue of Personal Liability Notices totalling approximately £500,000.
  • Alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") and First Tier Tribunal case regarding the under declaration of sales totalling approximately £650,000 plus interest and penalties.
  • ADR and First Tier Tribunal matter regarding IR35 liability for a Sky Sports employee.
  • ADR and First Tier Tribunal regarding the zero rating of children's sports equipment in relation to a tax assessment of approximately £400,000.
  • ADR in relation to VAT liability of a renovation of a domestic building with renovation costs in excess of £4 million.
  • ADR regarding the supply of taxi services by a taxi association with potential tax in excess of £1 million.
  • ADR regarding the zero rating of medical services with a tax assessment of £300,000.
  • Various ADR's regarding the under-declaration of pub sales or restaurant sales.
  • ADR regarding income tax declaration and possible income tax under declarations and under declaration of business profits.