Taxation

The only things certain in life are taxes and death Benjamin Franklin

Introduction

Introduction

We view our primary role in the taxation arena as being that of fusing business performance and planning with tax planning to give predictable and managed outcomes over the years. It is essential for you that taxation liabilities are accurately predicted and managed.

Taxation planning breaks down into providing an understandable interface between the personal and business needs of clients and the various taxes that will be experienced during their life cycles in business, including planning for the next generations.

Within the UK and Guernsey, we provide all aspects of taxation advice including all taxes planning, strategic and operational advice, taxation compliance,  specialised requirements of particular groups of taxpayers , planning for and leading tax investigations. Taxes covered by our team of experts are Personal Tax, Corporation Tax, Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, PAYE, VAT , Trusts and Estates, Stamp Duty and Tax Credits.

Corporation Tax

Corporation Tax

We provide a comprehensive service from the detailed planning advice for corporate M & A, disposals and restructuring to the calculation of taxation liabilities, balanced between corporate and personal, and the preparation of corporation tax returns and all other compliance matters.

Our team of qualified tax specialists understand the tax  and commercial issues our clients face generally in today’s financial and business climates and those more specific to their particular industry sector. It is this deep and far-ranging experience and high level exposure which allows us to be a proactive partner in managing client corporation tax liabilities. 

Income Tax

Income Tax

By working with our clients and involving them in each stage of our review we are able to suggest solutions, which match their lifestyle and commercial objectives and also take into account the tax implications.

We offer a full tax compliance service across all the taxes including submission of tax returns and elections, assessments and all tax.  Appealing as necessary and instinctively protecting the interests of our clients.

Provision of timely and detailed responses to tax legislation changes thereby constantly stimulating our clients with new developments and services.

We offer advice on investments and strategies while managing the resulting tax liabilities. This includes reviewing the distribution of family wealth and identifying present and future tax implications and advising on contributions into pension funds. We work closely with our financial planning company which is able to review the investments available and recommend those most suited to each individual.

Advice on investments in Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS), Enterprise Zones and Venture Capital Trusts (VCT). This may also involve assisting individuals in making investments into family companies and to ensure that the corporate structure chosen works for the private investor

International tax advice - clients with overseas interests will require specific advice in order to ensure that their tax affairs are structured well and are compliant. 

VAT

VAT

VAT legislation is complex and affects all businesses.  The financial penalties for non-compliance are high. Our VAT specialists can assist with compliance issues, and help minimise liabilities and penalties in the event of a VAT Investigation.

Our specific services include: VAT Registration and De-Registration; Assistance with VAT Return completion and other compliance; VAT Control and Reconciliation; Advice on the most appropriate scheme option for your business; Negotiation with HM Revenue & Customs and representation at tribunals; and Determination of ‘place of supply’ under EU legislation.

Capital Inheritance and Taxes

Capital Inheritance and Taxes

If you are concerned about managing your estate to ensure inheritance tax liabilities are minimised, or you are concerned about the tax consequences of disposing of business or personal asset, our capital tax specialists have the knowledge and expertise to help you to arrange your affairs in a tax efficient manner that suits you.

Inheritance tax planning – including the use of trusts, specific gifts of assets, and calculating the likely expose to tax.

Capital gains tax planning – we can advise on the most appropriate legal structure to ensure that all available reliefs are claimed.

Strategic Thinking

Strategic Thinking

From backgrounds in the Big Four accountancy practices and HM Revenue & Customs we offer sophisticated tax strategy, planning & implementation for all taxes and all circumstances