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Tax Planning

Tax is a world full of scary acronyms, and even scarier penalties for non-compliance. Whatever the stage of your business, whatever your P&L says, MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s experts can give your tax needs the attention they deserve.

Here’s how we work:

We know your business – and your goals

We find the best accountant / business relationships are ones that have two sides. That’s why we get to know your business intimately, why we regularly catch up with you. We work with you to set goals and review your business strategy often. And then, when it comes to tax time, or HMRC comes to investigate, or Brexit looms, we know exactly how to help you. We’ll investigate, we’ll present you with the options, and then help you make the decision that’s in your best interest.

We know your industry

Your MHA MacIntyre Hudson partner is an expert in your industry, and makes it their business to know what’s on the horizon, what’s changing – and what you could take advantage of. Maybe it’s the Construction Industry Scheme or an R&D Tax Credit; maybe it’s setting up a trust or an SPV. Whatever it might be, our experts are all over it, and they’re talking with you about making your tax planning more efficient and effective.  

We help your business throughout its lifecycle

As your business partner, we want to work with you from seed to growth, all the way to exit and planning your next phase. Our tax planners can help you get from A to B to Z in a way that’s compliant with regulation, and that’s efficient on tax.

And when a windfall comes, we’re on your side

Let’s say we’ve helped your business grow from seed to thriving operation, but you’re ready to start something new. We will investigate the options open to you, and help you to choose what works for your goals – goals we helped you to set.

No matter where in the world you want to be

Once we’ve found a buyer and helped you to exit the business in the most tax efficient way possible, we’ll be here when you’re ready for your next adventure. And if that adventure takes you overseas, we’ll introduce you to our partners at Baker Tilly International; we’re part of their network, and we think the same way.

So pick up the phone or get in touch, and let’s talk about how we can partner on your tax planning needs.

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Meet the team

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Sue Rathmell

VAT Director

Sue is an Indirect Tax specialist with more than 25 years’ experience of VAT, Insurance Premium Tax, excise and customs duties. She joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in April 2017 and heads up the indirect tax services in the Kent region. 

Sue spent 5 years as in-house Indirect Tax Manager at Saga plc. Before that Sue worked for a Big 4 firm in London and in Central Europe and initially she worked for HMRC. Sue is a Chartered Tax Advisor.

Outside the office, Sue enjoys travelling, particularly island hopping in Greece in search of the perfect beach and the perfect taverna.

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John Douglass

Tax Director

John joined the firm in 1986 following five years with the Inland Revenue. He qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 1994 and became a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners in 2004.

He advises on a broad range of taxation matters concerning both UK and non-UK domiciled individuals. 

John is particularly pro-active in assisting those coming to work in the UK and recommends taking early advice, preferably before arrival in the UK, to ensure that financial affairs are structured to maximize the tax breaks available during the initial stages of residency in the UK.

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Ian Jacobs

Partner

Ian works closely with his owner managed clients in order to understand what makes them and their businesses tick. This helps him to tailor his advice specifically to the individual's own personal and business aspirations. Well known within the local business community and working with a wide variety of companies, Ian endeavors to nurture their entrepreneurial spirit and steer his client’s businesses to their end goal. With a keen eye on his sector specialisms of Transport & Logistics, Healthcare and Property & Construction, Ian is able to provide companies with the in-depth knowledge and advice they require to grow and develop.

Ian has extensive knowledge of the Care Home sector enabling him to advise his clients on the constantly changing regulations and tax incentives available.

As a keen sportsman Ian believes that the same teamwork and competitiveness employed on the sports field can translate to an equally effective strategy for success in business.

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Patrick Byrne

Partner

Patrick is Chairman of the High Wycombe office and focuses on advising a number of clients on strategic matters at board level.  Patrick has been a partner of the firm for more than 30 years and his experience guiding clients through all market conditions is invaluable.

Patricks experience has been built acting for a number of high profile family businesses, often spanning multiple generations, supporting them with their growth, expansion and succession plans.  He has also acted for many other entrepreneurial businesses and large multi-nationals across the UK; many of whom have come from recommendations and have remained with us for many years. An expert in his field, Patrick is proud of a reputation based on the quality and timeliness of his advice as well as the high level of support he offers clients.

Patrick is also involved in the local community and is a keen golfer.

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What they say about us

The team at MHA MacIntyre Hudson have taken away the burden of the day to day bookkeeping, payroll and CIS work off me. This has enabled me to spend more time working on my business, finding new work, new ideas and ways to be more profitable. Thanks to the help I’ve received, I can see a bright future for me and my company. Luke Day - Complete Wiring Solutions

What they say about us

With MHA MacIntyre Hudson’s support, our business has been very successful since we started three years ago. Simon Burke - Dalbergia Group