Business & Corporate Tax

How do you extract money from a business tax efficiently? What is the best way to hold property and are you using all your available tax reliefs and allowances? Whilst these are some of the many questions new clients raise, their businesses often have much wider tax opportunities which we can help with.

Informing strategic planning & business decision-making

We provide high level, strategic tax advice and compliance support to a long-standing portfolio of entrepreneurial businesses, from micro-entities, small and medium-sized enterprises, and family companies, to trusts, charities, partnerships, and large UK/international corporates.

Whether it’s enhancing business structures, incentivising share schemes, or specialist support with UK and overseas expansion, our multi-disciplined expertise allows us to consider all aspects of our clients’ business and personal tax affairs. Viewing their financial position in the round helps us to enhance their tax efficiency overall, as well as informing clients’ strategic planning and decision making throughout the life of their businesses.

  • 50% or 100%

    The business relief that can be claimed on some of an estate's business assets for Inheritance Tax as part of a Will or while the owner is still alive (March 2023)
  • 186%

    Total percentage of qualifying costs that can be deducted from annual profits as part of small and medium-sized enterprise R&D tax relief (March 2023)
  • £4,150-£269,450

    The lowest and highest ATED tax rates chargeable for properties owned by businesses (1 April 2023-31 March 2024) (March 2023)

Areas we cover:

  • Corporation Tax, VAT returns, and PAYE compliance
  • Corporate restructuring and tax due diligence
  • Research & Development (R&D) tax credits and other tax reliefs
  • Tax efficient profit extraction, share schemes and employee incentives
  • Staff remuneration, directors’ dividends and payroll
  • International tax (from a UK perspective) and withholding tax
  • Partnership tax for Limited, Limited Liability and General Partnerships
  • Capital Allowances and business rates
  • Property tax (including Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings and Stamp Duty)
  • Specialist VAT advisory support for property, construction and retail
  • Succession planning, Inheritance Tax and Trust tax
  • Business Asset Disposal relief (Entrepreneurs’ relief)

Fully integrated operational, financial & commercial tax advice

Ensuring all tax aspects are carefully considered & compliant

Business and corporate tax is an ever-changing and highly complex area to navigate, requiring expert technical knowledge, carefully skilled judgement and sound industry experience. We have a wealth of expertise across all taxes and, in particular, those most relevant to successful and growing businesses, including tax reliefs and allowances, profit extraction, succession planning, business and property structuring, tax efficient investments, acquisitions, and company disposals, to name a few.

From start-up and managed growth, through to maturity and eventual planned exit or succession, we shape a range of tax, VAT and PAYE compliance services to meet our clients’ needs as their companies grow and evolve. Working in close collaboration with our business, we input on a broad range of strategic issues, ensuring clients benefit from fully integrated operational, financial and tax advice.

We provide full ‘in-house’ financial support, managing all aspects of our clients’ tax, VAT and payroll compliance to meet the exacting requirements of Making Tax Digital for instance, whilst liaising with HM Revenue & Customs on their behalf. Whether it’s preparing and filing corporation tax and partnership tax returns, or personal tax returns for directors, partners and other staff, quarterly VAT returns, or PAYE related compliance for employers, we ensure that all aspects of our clients tax affairs are considered so they are fully compliant and as tax efficient as possible.

Many of our clients operate across different tax jurisdictions and have complex compliance and advisory requirements, covering international tax consultancy and withholding taxes, which is one of many specialist areas. Additionally, we support overseas companies and groups looking to expand in the UK, advising them on a raft of tax issues, from the implications of different UK corporate set ups, business structures and commercial property holdings, to Anti Hybrid rules, transfer pricing arrangements and relocation packages for mobile workforces.

Sharing extensive and wide-ranging tax expertise

Our extensive and wide ranging expertise covers complex property, business and wealth structuring, financial system implementation projects, digital services and international tax implications, as well as providing specialist VAT consultancy for property developers, construction businesses and luxury retailers, and dedicated tax support for UK parent companies and subsidiaries, multi-nationals, family trusts and non-domiciles.

Whilst we’re able to advise on cross border issues from a UK tax perspective, clients can access high quality, international tax advice specific to non-UK tax jurisdictions through our worldwide corporate advisory network, Premier International.

Related Services

Our work is diverse, multi-disciplined and multi-jurisdictional. We provide a very effective accountancy service for our creative, entrepreneurial and owner managed business clients, along with specialist support and advice on a range of complex cross border tax and VAT issues.

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