Indirect tax specialists

Our indirect tax specialists have a long-standing reputation of helping clients to meet their compliance responsibilities, develop effective plans, and manage and proactively address emerging risks.

From individuals to entrepreneurs, family businesses to corporate entities, multinational organisations to not-for-profits, we support clients of all sizes and tailor our services to each one. We know tax can be confusing and complex, so we always offer clear, practical advice focused on helping you achieve your goals. No jargon, no assumptions, no waste.

Our specialists have a detailed knowledge and understanding of tax rules and a broad experience of their application. Whether we’re providing adhoc advice, performing a health check, assisting on compliance matters or pulling together a risk management plan, we always look to maximise savings and opportunities. We can negotiate with tax authorities on your behalf, and we will always ensure you’re fully informed of the changes that affect your specific industry and business.

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We offer a wide range of bespoke indirect tax services including:

  • Overviews, health checks and in-depth reviews
  • Governance and indirect tax risk management
  • Transaction-based consultancy
  • Assistance during HMRC inspections and investigations
  • Representation at tax tribunals and ADR hearings

We have expertise in a wide range of specialist sectors, from tech to sports, retail to farming, brewing to the arts. Please visit our sector pages to see the full breadth of our experience.

VAT can be confusing, fast-changing and costly.

Our national VAT team provides a local service to clients all over the UK and overseas. Our VAT specialists have years of experience helping clients to stay compliant, plan effectively and proactively address the risks they may face. Our VAT clients range from individuals to charities to large corporate entities and international groups. We make it our business to understand the VAT challenges and opportunities faces by every client and the sector they operate in. Our VAT specialists work closely with clients and colleagues in other service lines to provide the best overall advice and support for every client.

We work as an extension of our client’s teams to provide understandable and commercially focused advice and the best possible solutions. We provide assistance on compliance matters and risk management; we will identify and maximise savings and opportunities and negotiate with tax authorities on our clients’ behalf. Our clients cover the full business spectrum from individuals, entrepreneurs and family run businesses to corporate entities and multinational organisations. We can assist client who operate in the UK and work with those that are expanding locally, nationally and internationally to address their UK, EU and worldwide VAT needs.

Our range of VAT services include:

  • Confirming and implementing best practice UK registration (and deregistration) arrangements.
  • Registering for VAT in other EC countries
  • Confirming and making options to tax over property
  • Completion and review of monthly, quarterly and annual returns
  • Confirming the liability of activities, income and expenditure
  • Reducing the cost of irrecoverable VAT on general and capital expenditure
  • Negotiating improved partial exemption and non-business calculations
  • Clarifying points of law
  • Providing updates on new rules legislation and tribunal rulings
  • Advising on restructuring and reorganisations
  • Transactional due diligence
  • Assisting with VAT inspections and investigations
  • Assistance and representation at ADR and Tribunal hearings
  • Staff training and advice helplines.

We have specific VAT expertise in the following specialist sectors:

  • International supplies of goods and services
  • Technology and manufacturing
  • Charities and public sector
  • Healthcare and aesthetics
  • Education including FE colleges and academy schools
  • Finance and insurance
  • Land, property and construction
  • Rural and estates
  • Sport, leisure, arts and heritage.

The property tax system is changing fast and staying on top of new rules and regulations - let alone understanding how to best navigate them for your project or business – can be tough. From setting up trusts to using family members, restructuring companies to maximising allowances, property investors need to plan now if they are to get the best result. That’s where we can help.

Our specialist team provide a wide range of services to property investors, property developers, landlords, trustees and any companies or individuals facing the complexities of stamp duty land tax and property tax. Whether you need advice on how to maximise allowances on a property transaction or support setting up a real estate investment trust, our experts will help you stay compliant, plan effectively and ultimately achieve your goals.

We understand the challenges and opportunities of the property sector inside-out, and we work closely with any existing teams, lawyers and bankers to ensure a robust, joined-up approach.

Our full range of property tax advice includes:

  • Tax planning around property transactions
  • Identifying, securing and making best use of capital allowances for fixtures and fittings
  • Identifying and claiming property-related tax relief such as land remediation relief
  • Stamp duty land tax
  • Real estate investment trusts
  • ATED and taxes on residential property
  • Principal private residence relief for owners of multiple properties
  • Tax planning for landlords

From Brexit to COVID-19, the business of moving goods across the world is facing unprecedented challenges and changes which may affect global supply chains. We can help you to understand and alleviate the impact and uncertainty around these changes though efficient planning around cross-border movements and supply chains, the associated tax and connected import duties.

Whether you’re a business or an individual, if you import and export goods you should prepare for some fundamental changes over the coming year and beyond. From new legislation to the introduction of new and potentially complex processes, your strategic and administrative burden and obligations around customs and excise duties is about to grow.

Our specialist customs and excise team are ready and well placed to lighten the load. With years of experience crafting real-world, practical customs solutions for a range of clients, encompassing a wide spectrum of business sectors, we have the skill and expertise to help you prepare for and meet the challenges which lie ahead.

In a time of uncertainty, we’ll listen carefully to your needs and goals, then tailor our customs and excise duty advisory services so you can successfully navigate the complex legislation and procedures you face.

We advise on a range of customs and excise areas including:

  • Import and export procedures with the European Union (EU) and the rest of the world (RoW)
  • Customs Special Procedures – such as the Inward Processing, Outward Processing regimes
  • Customs Warehousing (often referred to as bonded warehousing) and Temporary Admission facilities
  • Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status – advising whether this regime offers a tangible benefit for your business
  • Guidance concerning the correct classification of goods (including the origin and preference systems) and the correct customs valuation methods
  • Advice relating to excise duties for importers, local breweries, distillers and wholesalers
  • Assisting with Customs International Trade (CIT) enquiries, customs and excise compliance visits and enquiries initiated by HM Revenue & Customs
  • Guidance relating to the cross-border movement of goods and any related import duty, rules of origin, tariff preferences and statutory implications
  • Brexit-related advice focusing on the potential impact on your end-to-end supply chain, to support your business continuity and contingency planning
  • Supply chain re-modelling and restructuring in response to a change in the customs landscape, business diversification or expansion
  • Bespoke customs duty training sessions

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