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Philip Nolan

Philip Nolan

Head of Indirect Taxes / Tax Principal pnolan@byrnewallace.com +353 1 691 5887
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Philip Nolan is Head of Indirect Taxes / Tax Principal at ByrneWallace LLP.

He has over fifteen years' experience in a Big 4 practice advising both domestic and international clients on VAT and indirect tax issues across a range of industries, including investment management and financial services, medical and healthcare, real estate, software and technology.

Philip has significant experience in advising on the following:

  • The VAT treatment of transactions, such as property, M&A transactions and cross border supplies
  • Changes in VAT legislation, Revenue policy and evolving Irish and EU case law
  • The completion of VAT reviews, including identifying key risks, threats and opportunities and optimising related VAT cash flows
  • Providing support to clients in relation to Revenue audits (e.g. assistance with Revenue desk audit queries, to the preparation of voluntary disclosures, to negotiating settlements with Revenue)
  • The VAT treatment of services received from non-Irish service providers and applying VAT exemptions
  • Developing and reviewing VAT recovery rate methodologies and calculations for clients without full VAT recovery
  • VAT process and control reviews
  • Provision of bespoke VAT training for the management of VAT

Philip is also a regular speaker and writer on VAT and Indirect Taxes issues for the Irish Tax Institute and various other bodies.


  • Associate of the Irish Tax Institute, 2006
  • Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, 2006
  • Master of Accounting, Dublin City University, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Finance, Dublin City University, 2001


  • Irish Tax Institute
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland
  • Indirect Taxes TALC Committee with the Irish Revenue
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland VAT Committee
  • Irish Tax Institute VAT Committee
  • Irish Funds Industry Association VAT Working Group