With our expert advice, you’ll pay the corporate tax you owe. And not a penny more.

Corporate Tax

Our expert team advises on matters from a business perspective, always commercially led and driven to create the most tax-efficient structures possible. Corporate tax is a complex area of constant change. We can help you stay up-to-date and fully compliant, while minimising tax liabilities within efficient, commercially-driven structures.

Our corporate tax advice is drawn from a deep understanding of owner-managed businesses. We can also take care of your personal tax issues, making us a one-stop shop for all your tax affairs.

As well as handling large transactions, our tax advisory service also covers smaller advisory elements such as EIS, share schemes and everything in between.

We genuinely work in partnership with our clients, taking time to understand their businesses and strategies, enabling us to offer proactive, commercial advice in addition to technical tax advice.

Cross-border work

We have a particular specialism with inward investors with substantial numbers of US, European and Far Eastern clients. We make it as painless as possible to set up a business here and know how to relocate employees efficiently and the best structures to use.

Corporate tax services


Employee share incentives

We advise on and implement tax-efficient share incentive schemes which enable businesses to motivate and reward their employees. We can help you choose the best option to meet your requirements, covering everything from EMI share options to growth shares and employee ownership trusts.

We are also happy to advise employees who may benefit from share incentives so that they are fully engaged and your share incentives generate the best outcome for the business.

Tax compliance

We deal with tax compliance for businesses ranging from new start-ups to multi-nationals, ensuring their tax affairs are up-to-date and dealt with efficiently. Our service extends beyond corporation tax returns and includes everything from ATED reporting (annual tax on enveloped dwellings reporting) to corporate interest restriction returns and senior accounting officer reporting. We can ensure you are fully compliant with the UK’s increasingly complex tax system.

We not only offer tax compliance services to our audit clients but often undertake the tax compliance work for businesses audited by other firms to ensure that strong corporate governance is maintained.

Property

We advise on all types of property tax, including acquisitions and disposals, development and investment, and capital allowance claims. Our tax advice is co-ordinated with our VAT advice so that we can offer a comprehensive service to our clients.

As property transactions tends to involve high values, if there is an issue with VAT it usually involves a significant sum.

Transfers of a Going Concern (TOGC) is a key area as it gives the ability to transfer a business without paying VAT – which is often critical when selling a commercial property with sitting tenants. HMRC looks at this in detail so it’s key to ensure it’s done properly. This area is not clear-cut and often causes confusion. We can help bring clarity to the situation.

International tax

We have extensive experience of helping overseas-owned businesses to establish UK operations. We make the whole process as simple and painless as possible. We advise on all aspects of setting up in the UK, from business structure through to transfer pricing and employee remuneration.

We are also members of the Leading Edge Alliance and can call on overseas expertise wherever needed to provide a comprehensive international tax service. Our partners travel extensively and have a deep understanding of different territories and how they operate.

VAT

Our VAT experts trained with HMRC and have a thorough understanding of both the legislation and HMRC’s policies and procedures, which is invaluable when helping you understand the impact on you and your business.

Our expertise covers all aspects of VAT, but we are particular specialists in negotiating with HMRC on liability issues and agreeing partial exemption methods, providing VAT planning ideas for our clients to improve cash flow, assisting clients through the maze of VAT property law, and advising on EU and international transactions.

Tax structuring

Our advice is tailored to your specific needs and considers all aspects of your business and personal financial situation. We’ll ensure that your tax liabilities are minimised, both via the business and when either extracting profits or reinvesting in new ventures.

We can advise you on the most suitable structure, ranging from limited companies to partnerships, branches and everything in between.

Key contacts

Toby Ryland HW Fisher

Toby Ryland
Partner - Corporate Tax

020 7874 7959
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