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Combining Predictability with Clever Planning

Managing and planning tax affairs becomes ever more challenging and ever more essential. In the UK’s fast-paced tax environment, we can help you and your business save time and money.

We have the experience, knowledge and understanding to meet the needs of business and personal clients. Our tax specialists, including ex-partners and others from the ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms, provide practical advice to help your tax and financial planning, dealing not only with compliance work but also offering an entrepreneurial and commerically minded approach that allows clients to get to the heart of their business issues.

Corporate Clients

We can help you plan and apply a tax-efficient approach to every aspect of your business, one that suits your business and protects the interests of your stakeholders.

We can work with your business at every stage: start-up, expansion and investment, acquisitions and disposals, raising finance, and succession and exit planning. Our specialists can take care of everything relating to your business’s compliance, transaction support and planning issues.

Whatever your needs, you will be guaranteed access to our senior people, experts with both technical excellence and broad commercial expertise.

We can advise on corporation tax rules and reliefs as well as on the impact of issues such as losses, asset transfers and dividends.

Extraction of Profits

There are many different ways you can extract profit from your business, each with a tax impact on both your company and yourself. We can:

  • Explore tax-efficient remuneration options.
  • Evaluate your most tax-efficient profit extraction options.
  • Review your business’s asset ownership structure to see if this can be done in a more tax-efficient way.

Mergers, Acquisitions & Disposals

Contemplating an acquisition, disposal or reorganisation? We will work with you to develop a tax strategy to support your overall business strategy and minimise taxes on acquisition, on profits arising and extracted during the lifetime of the investment, and on an exit, working with our corporate finance team where necessary.

Property Transactions

Our specialist team can advise commercial property owners on how to structure their property transactions most tax effectively. Key areas include:

  • Determining the most appropriate framework for property ownership – including the use of UK and overseas entities.
  • Maximsing tax allowances on the purchase, refurbishment, construction or re-construction of a property.
  • Tax-efficient finance arrangements.
  • VAT
  • Stamp duty mitigation.
  • Dealing with ATED legislation.

VAT

Our specialist VAT services include:

  • VAT registration and de-registration.
  • Preparation of VAT returns.
  • VAT audits by HM Revenue & Customs.
  • VAT assessments, disputes and investigations.

Tax-efficient Fundraising

Whether you are looking to invest or secure funding thorugh tax-advantaged investments such as the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS), Employer Management Incesntives (EMI), or Business Premises Renovation Allowance (BPRA), we can help you ensure that you meet the qualifying conditions for the relevant scheme, help you complete the relevant application documentation and deal with any queries that HM Revenue & Customs may raise.

Private Clients

Reducing Complexity, Protecting Wealth

With personal tax legislation becoming ever more complex, our clear, high-quality tax advice and support aims to minimise your tax, protect your wealth and limit the risk of non-compliance.

Our private client team advise a variety of high net worth individuals, from families to entrepreneurs, high-profile musicians and entertainers, members of private equity firms, and members of the legal, medical and insurance professions, many of whom may be tax resident in different jurisdictions. Our team of senior tax specialists offers a personal service that will help solve your tax issues with succinct advice and guidance.

We also work with other international advisers to private clients, trust companies, private banks and lawyers to help them achieve an understanding of all taxation issues.

Whether you are looking to make an investment in a tax-efficient way or to structure your existing holdings, we can find a strategy that is suitable for your particular needs.

Our services include:

  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Offshore tax planning
  • Capital gains tax (CGT) planning
  • Private equity
  • Succession planning and family governance
  • Personal tax returns
  • Trust returns and accounts
  • Partnership tax planning and compliance