Tax

Tax

We know the importance of providing the right tax advice and support that you can rely on.

As the tax laws for companies become ever more complex, we understand the importance of getting the right tax advice and support that you can rely on. We recognise that you not only require strategies that manage cost and minimise risk but also provide efficient planning for the future. Over the years we have developed close relationships with the tax authorities, which, when combined with our detailed knowledge of your individual circumstances, ensures we create a tax strategy that works to your best advantage.

Our specialists advise across a whole range of disciplines:

Capital Allowances – Maximising relief for spend on equipment and property.

Corporate Tax Planning and Compliance – Full compliance service and advice on the tax implications of commercial transactions and reorganisations.

Employee Share Incentives – Advice on tax efficient incentives for employees and shareholders and preparation and agreement with HMRC of share valuations.

Employment Taxes – Advice on compliance with employment taxes legislation, employee benefits, remuneration planning and salary sacrifice schemes to reduce NIC costs.

International Tax – Working with the PFK network to advise on all aspects of taking your business overseas and managing international tax risk.

Patent Box – Assessing whether any corporate patents could give your company an effective rate of tax of 10% on profits from patented products or processes.

Private Client Planning and Compliance – Full compliance service and planning to mitigate income and inheritance taxes through maximisation of available reliefs.

Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits – Maximising relief for spend on research and development.

Scottish Taxes - Advice on devolved taxes.

Seafarers – Advice on whether seafarers deductions are available to reduce your income tax burden.

Tax Investigations – Assistance with HMRC enquires into personal and corporate tax returns.

VAT and Indirect Taxes – Full compliance service and planning to mitigate VAT costs or increase recoveries.

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  • All Change for Entrepreneurs' Relief

    Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) is a very valuable capital gains tax (CGT) relief which if available can see a shareholder/partner secure a 10% CGT rate as opposed to suffering up to 28% CGT on up to £10 million of qualifying gains during their lifetime.

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  • Employment intermediaries – an update

    The original idea for the changes to onshore employment intermediaries was first announced as part of the 2012 autumn statement with the offshore intermediaries following in the 2013 budget. Royal assent followed in July 2014 with the rules subsequently taking effect from 6 April 2014.

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  • Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) – what do you need to know?

    Land and Building Transaction Tax (LBTT) is replacing SDLT for land transactions in Scotland. The framework of LBTT follows that of SDLT and there are many similarities.

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  • Fuel Rates Bulletin - April 2015

    A concise overview of HMRC's revised Advisory Fuel Rates for use when determining the tax and VAT treatment of employee mileage payments.

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  • Budget 2015 Insight Videos

    View our short series of Budget 2015 videos for an insight into the key measures announced.

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