Welcome to AGCO
Fighting for fair VAT and tax in golf for 20 years
Welcome to the Association of Golf Course Owners (1993). We work for privately owned golf courses throughout the UK to achieve fairness in all aspects of tax and VAT. We have been operating since 1993, with a strong track record of successes. We started our VAT protests with letters to Government and Customs and Excise on 16th December 1993. Yes, over 20 years ago!
We represent the interests of all proprietary clubs – unless clubs specifically opt out of our campaigns. We have supporters and contacts in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. So far we have more than 250 clubs taking an active part in our campaigns. We are all volunteers and include solicitors and accountants, all of whom are golf club owners. We don’t charge a subscription. We rely on donations and have specific fund raising campaigns when needed.
We are the oldest association representing privately owned/proprietary golf clubs in Europe and the second oldest in the world. Only the National Golf Course Owners Association in the USA is older – having been founded, from an earlier association, in 1991 www.ngcoa.org
And in January 1994 we started our complaints about the members’ clubs cheating on corporation tax on green fees. Guess what? Those same clubs are still cheating on their tax. Or is it corruption, with the Inland Revenue forgiving them?