Nurena Tarafder

Director, London

Nurena Tarafder

Nurena is a VAT Director advising on all aspects of VAT across a range of industry sectors, including real estate, e-commerce, manufacturing and professional services firms.

She advises clients on their day to day VAT queries, business restructuring and transactions. Nurena also advises foreign businesses with their UK obligations and co-ordinates advice for domestic businesses operating outside the UK. She considers the impacts new VAT legislation and regulations can have on businesses and considers VAT solutions from a commercial perspective.

Nurena joined the firm in January 2021 having spent over 10 years at a Big 4 where she trained. She spent part of her career in the Middle East advising businesses on the new VAT regime in the Gulf countries.

Key experience

  • Advising on the sale and purchase of real estate, including how to minimise VAT risk and identifying VAT efficient structures
  • Advising property developers in a range of areas, including land transactions, residential and mixed use property, student accommodation and serviced accommodation
  • VAT due diligence for business acquisitions and VAT recovery on holding company costs
  • Tax dispute resolution services, including preparation and submission of appeals to the Tribunal and case management services
  • Reviewing international supply chains
  • VAT reviews / health checks and gap analysis of processes and controls
  • Assisting taxpayers with responding to queries from HMRC and overseas tax authorities
  • Advising on VAT matters in the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain


Nurena lives in London and enjoys the theatre, running, cooking and yoga.