Taxation

Planning and structuring to maximise tax efficiency.

As tax advisers based in Leigh-on-sea, but with clients across Essex, we work closely with you to ensure you operate as tax-efficiently as possible. We help you understand the tax implications of key business decisions to be able to plan ahead and conduct your affairs in a tax efficient way.

Corporation tax services

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 payments due.

Increased reporting obligations, investigation policies on the part of the tax authorities and harsher penalties for non-compliance mean that tax administration can take up a lot of your valuable time. We help you minimise your corporate tax exposure and relieve you of 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 services (including sole traders and partnerships)

We are specialists in income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax.

Self assessment

Our expertise takes the headache out of the form filling and compliance aspect of self assessment. We can provide you with practical advice on personal tax and the planning opportunities available to you. Over recent years HMRC have increased penalties for errors and failing to file a return on time. 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 individual taxpayer responsibilities, and as a result everyone who is subject to taxation needs professional advice and support 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 taxation.

VAT

Ever‑changing regulations and the growing demands of HMRC 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 includes help and advice with:

  • VAT registration, planning and administration
  • VAT control, reconciliation and returns
  • Selecting the most appropriate scheme
  • Negotiating with HMRC in disputes and (if necessary) representing you at VAT tribunals

HMRC investigations and enquiries

Being the subject of a tax investigation by the HMRC can be a stressful and worrying experience. With the onset of personal and corporate self-assessment, HMRC staff can now review cases on a 'sample basis', meaning that tax investigations have become more frequent. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with HMRC 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 going to be the subject of an investigation, we can provide expert help and support.

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