Helping you see the wood for the trees

Our comprehensive tax services are aimed at relieving our clients of the administrative burden of complying with tax legislation and minimising their tax liabilities.

Our Tax Services include:

We relieve our clients of the administrative burden of complying with tax legislation and we look to ensure that clients maximise available tax allowances and reliefs to minimise tax liabilities.

We aim to ensure that clients Returns are submitted on time to avoid penalties which are an increasing expense.

We deal with all business compliance matters including the preparation of Tax Computations and the preparation and submission of Returns and advise the amount of tax to be paid and repaid and the due date.

We encourage our clients to have their Tax Returns completed as early as possible so that we can advise on the tax liabilities at the earliest opportunity thus ensuring that clients have as much time as possible to prepare for liabilities due to arise.

Tax investigations arise in various ways, from a PAYE review, a VAT review, an enquiry into a single entry in a tax return or a detailed enquiry into business records. In all instances a tax investigation can be one of the most stressful things in life and very time consuming. We have assisted clients ranging from sole traders to limited companies, resolve tax investigations, tax enquiries and tax disputes with HMRC.

Our aim is to do everything possible to minimise the pressure on our clients leaving them to concentrate on their business.

With greater powers than ever, HMRC can turn the spotlight on your tax affairs at any time. It is vital that you involve your accountant from the outset as without professional representation you could easily end up paying more to HMRC than necessary in the form of tax, interest and penalties.

HMRC enquiries are time consuming, often can drag on for a year or more, and the professional fees involved in obtaining the best result for you can be considerable. With the increasing risk of HMRC enquiries it is important to consider taking out an annual insurance policy to protect you and your business from the unexpected and potentially significant costs. We recommend that you protect against such costs and suggest Tax Insurance provided by PfP, we can provide information on the cover provided by their scheme.

Tax Planning is an important activity and we encourage our clients to meet at appropriate times in the year to review trading and other activities to identify tax implications. By identifying areas that could give rise to liabilities it is possible to plan to offset or mitigate liabilities before the end of the tax year.

Inheritance tax is often described as a discretionary tax and that with appropriate planning this can be avoided. As with most planning it is important to consider this as early as possible.

We offer a full review of your IHT and estate position with a view to minimising the overall Inheritance Tax liability. We will ensure that you make the best use of all of the available IHT reliefs and allowances with a view to minimising tax liabilities.

Through our affiliations with specialists in this field, we are able to offer advanced tax planning strategies to our clients. If you are interested in finding out more about this service, please don't hesitate to contact us.