tax advisers, our objective is to work closely
with you to ensure you pay the minimum tax required
by law. We will help you to understand the tax
implications of your actions, in order that you
can plan ahead and conduct your affairs in a tax
Under Corporation Tax Self Assessment
(CTSA), the legal responsibility for correctly
calculating the corporation tax liability falls
on business owners. We understand the issues facing
owner-managed businesses and can prepare tax returns
in a timely and efficient manner. We will also
calculate your company's tax liability and assist
with the calculation of any quarterly instalment
The increased reporting obligations,
investigation policies on the part of the tax
authorities and harsher penalties for non-compliance
mean that your time and resources can be taken
up with tax administration. We will help to minimise
corporate tax exposure and relieve the administrative
burden of compliance with current tax legislation.
Effective corporate tax planning can also result
in significant improvements in your bottom line.
Personal Tax (including sole-traders
We are specialists in income tax,
capital gains tax and inheritance tax.
We have the expertise and software to take the
headache out of the form filling and compliance
aspect of Self Assessment. We can provide you
with practical advice on personal tax positions
and the planning opportunities available to you.
We can complete tax returns, calculate any tax
liability and advise you on exactly when to make
payments and how much to pay.
Personal tax planning
Today, more and more emphasis is being put on
taxpayers' individual responsibilities and everyone
who is subject to taxation needs professional
advice and support if they are to optimise their
tax position and ensure they meet the compliance
requirements. Our specialist tax team can provide
you with year-round advice on all aspects of personal
Few of us like to think about dying, however the
relevant legislation requires us to plan well
in advance. This means making the necessary provisions
now. There are many tax opportunities available
and the earlier arrangements are made, the greater
the chance of taking full advantage of our complicated
It is important when planning to
transfer an estate that adequate provision is
made and getting the right balance requires considerable
skill and foresight - along with a detailed knowledge
of the current tax regime. We provide a discreet
comprehensive estate planning service that includes:
- help with planning and reviewing
- making full use of exemptions
and lower tax rates on lifetime transfers
- optimising lifetime transfers
between family members
- transferring agricultural or
- transferring assets into trust
- arranging adequate life assurance
to cover potential inheritance tax liabilities.
We also have expertise in dealing
with trusts; a relatively easy and very tax efficient
way to set aside assets for future beneficiaries
outside the inheritance tax net. We can advise
on the most suitable type of trust to fulfil your
wishes, assist in setting up the trust and provide
the full range of accounting services required
for trust management.
Ever changing regulations and the
growing demands of Customs & Excise mean VAT
compliance can be a difficult administrative process.
We can help to ensure that you comply with the
regulations and that overpayments are not made.
To help you manage this complex area, we provide
an efficient, cost-effective VAT service, which
- assistance with VAT registration
- advice on VAT planning and administration
- use of the most appropriate scheme
- VAT control and reconciliation
- help with completing VAT returns
- planning to minimise future problems
with Customs and Excise
- negotiating with Customs and
Excise in disputes and representing you at VAT
tribunals if necessary.
Being the subject of a tax investigation
by the Inland Revenue can be a stressful and worrying
experience. With the onset of personal and corporate
self-assessment, Revenue staff can now review
cases on a 'sample basis'; consequently, tax investigations
have become more frequent. We have a wealth of
experience in dealing with Inland Revenue investigations,
whether they are enquiries into an individual's
Tax Return under the Self Assessment regime, more
detailed enquiries or employer-related investigations
into PAYE and P11d compliance. If you are about
to be the subject of an investigation, we can
provide expert help and support.
With the increased risk of
such investigations it may be worth considering
taking out our annual insurance policy to protect
you and your business from unexpected costs; an
investigation will undoubtedly result in additional
accountancy work being undertaken. The amount
of work will depend upon the complexity of the
case but the cost could be substantial.
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