A customs and excise officer who deals with VAT.
- ‘Debenhams appealed again and won at the High Court, so the VATman appealed to the Court of Appeal and this time he has won.’
- ‘This 3 years can also work in reverse, i.e. after 3 years the VATman can't overturn any error or claim made.’
- ‘The Franch have an international VAT office in Paris, who are helpful, and not nearly so ‘patriotic’ as the local VATmen.’
- ‘And because the farm is a business, 17.5% of each week's rent comes straight off the top for the VATman.’
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