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Tax Advice for Businesses

Careful tax planning is important to
the overall success of businesses.

How we can help you

Our team has the technical expertise to support companies and corporate groups of all sizes to file accurate corporation tax returns, mitigate tax risk and maximise reliefs. We support a wide range of businesses, from owner-managed SMEs to listed multi-national groups operating across a number of sectors.

We fully appreciate that every business is different and therefore our approach is to listen to you, your needs and ambitions for your business. We take this and tailor our advice and support accordingly.

Our corporate tax services include:

Corporation Tax Compliance

Managing all aspects of corporation tax compliance
Proactively advising on corporation tax payments, including quarterly instalments and group payment arrangements
Dealing with any HMRC correspondence, including managing the impact of enquiries or investigations
Ensuring that all relevant claims and elections are made on time
Proactively working with you to identify and maximise tax planning opportunities in order to minimise tax liabilities

Corporate Tax Planning

Pre year-end tax planning meetings to discuss the tax implications of strategic business decisions relating to expansion, divestment, reorganisation and relocation.
Optimising relief for group tax losses and other tax attributes
Capital allowances planning, including advising whether costs constitute revenue or capital costs
Advice concerning obtaining relief for intra-group transactions and group reorganisations
Identifying opportunities to claim, and working with you to maximise any claims for, innovative tax reliefs, such as R&D tax credits and patent box
Tax advice relating to the financing structure, including debt versus equity comparisons, withholding tax and relief for finance costs
Tax efficient profit repatriation
Tax advice relating to creative industries tax reliefs, including theatre tax credits and video games tax relief
Tax efficient business reorganisations, including mergers, acquisitions, demergers, business disposals and liquidations

Corporation Tax Year-End Planning Guide

Tax advice isn’t just for multinationals – some very simple and basic rearrangements of the company’s affairs can result in savings. We are not talking about the type of complex schemes that HMRC is likely to challenge, but simple uncontentious measures such as utilising capital allowances and research & development reliefs, and planning the timing of acquisitions, to ensure that you minimise any tax payable. Read our corporation tax year-end planning guide for more hints and tips.

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Transaction Tax & Corporate Restructuring

If you are buying or selling a business, re-organising asset ownership or restructuring your business, we will work closely with you to really understand your objectives and help you understand the tax consequences. We build strong client relationships to deliver clear, proactive advice that balances commercial objectives with minimising tax costs.

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Company Compliance Obligations

Having a robust and well managed tax governance framework has become increasingly important to businesses. Over the last few years there has been a concerted effort by government to tackle tax evasion and what they consider to be aggressive taxation strategy. Whilst most of the measures are aimed at large businesses, the most serious of these – the Corporate Criminal Offences Act is applicable to all businesses, no matter the size.

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Innovation

We specialise in advising and guiding fast growth businesses through various tax issues. Our main focus is providing research & development (R&D) tax credit and patent box services. However, we also undertake extensive work for tax favoured fundraising (SEIS/EIS) and work closely with our colleagues specialising in share schemes, corporate reconstructions involving intellectual property, international expansion and the sale of the business.

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International

We provide joined-up tax advice across the countries our clients operate in. With our PKF colleagues around the world, we can identify the best operating structure, advise on cross-border funding and investment, and help access valuable local tax reliefs. Our specialist teams also advise on the sales tax and customs duty issues arising from international flows of goods and services, provide tax support to employees relocating to another country and advise internationally mobile individuals on residency and domicile issues.

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Investigations

We are a team of ex-HMRC inspectors and chartered tax advisers who can advise on how best to handle an enquiry from HMRC. We can help with all levels of enquiry, from COP 8 and 9 cases of deliberate or fraudulent conduct to how to respond to requests for information or documents for a local compliance investigation.

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Capital Allowances

Claiming capital allowances are an effective way of reducing the cost of plant, equipment or fixtures within a property. Also, any sale or purchase of commercial property requires careful consideration.

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Meet our team

Our team has the technical expertise to support companies and corporate groups of all sizes to file accurate corporation tax returns, mitigate tax risk and maximise reliefs. We support a wide range of businesses, from owner-managed SMEs to listed multi-national groups operating across a number of sectors.

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experts about how we can help:

We engaged PKF Francis Clark to provide tax due diligence advisory services on a number of recent transaction. The level of service provided was outstanding with deliverables provided in a timely manner and a genuinely refreshing level of transparency on progress during their review. The attention to detail shown by the team resulted in direct economic benefits to the company, identifying previously unknown risks which we were able to mitigate prior to acquisition.

Philip Kent
Gravis Capital Partners
Rating: 5
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