Hydeam Sulton

Head of VAT and Indirect Tax

Gosforth office

Hydeam joined MHA Tait Walker in June 2019. As Head of VAT and Indirect Tax, he leads the VAT practice with a key focus on growth. Hydeam works across all of our offices and advises across our full range of clients on complex VAT issues.

With over 15 years’ experience as a VAT specialist including periods working for a FTSE100, HMRC and a Big 4 firm, Hydeam has an extensive range of VAT experience covering industry, practice and Tax Authority and is also an experienced management accountant.

Prior to joining the firm, Hydeam worked for a FTSE100 multinational business with responsibility for the group’s VAT and indirect tax compliance and governance across the EU, including working on SAO reviews, declarations and documentation.

As a former Head of Tax Professionalism at HMRC and Senior HMRC operational go to expert for VAT compliance, Hydeam has an invaluable insight into HMRC’s approach to VAT risk and its compliance methodology. As the most senior VAT specialist in HMRC’s Local Compliance Directorate, Hydeam worked on HMRC’s VAT strategic picture of risk, provided technical leadership across all sectors and areas including representing HMRC at EU working group level and has been the operational VAT lead on high profile budget measures and Brexit.

Hydeam is an ACCA Fellow and is a Chartered Tax Advisor.