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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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Alastair Kendrick

Director

Alastair Kendrick is well known within the tax world. He spent 20 years in the inland revenue and, whilst an Inspector of Taxes, was involved in all aspects of tax compliance. He left the inland revenue in 1989 and spent 16 years in the big 4 (KPMG and Ernst & Young) before becoming a partner in a smaller tax practice. In 2009 Alastair joined Mazars with joint responsibility for the employer compliance team.

He is considered a leading expert on all aspects of employment tax and is also heavily involved on company car taxation. Alastair advises employers on a wide range of issues from dealing with an employer compliance reviews to helping to introduce flexible benefit/salary sacrifice arrangements. He helps employers consider their company car policy and the level of any cash alternative on a uk and pan European basis.

He was part of the working party on the CIS (Construction Industry Scheme) and was recently involved in representing a number of clients on appeals over the loss of their gross status and for claims against contractors for tax when incorrectly applying for CIS. These appeals have been heard at the first tier tax tribunal.

Alastair is a frequent writer and broadcaster on tax related issues. He is the author of the chapter on Employment Income in the latest edition of the HMRC Investigations Handbook 2014/15 published by Bloomsbury Professional.  He has also written the chapter on company car taxation in the book 'Managing Your Company Car'. 

Outside of work Alastair is keen on sport and is a marathon runner, triathlete and golfer.

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Sarah Major

Tax Director

Sarah is a Tax Director who joined MHA MacIntyre  Hudson in January 2017. She originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant and then decided to specialise in tax. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and has a broad range of experience with Owner Managed Businesses.

This enables her to advise across all aspects of business taxation. This includes exit and remuneration planning which also considers the individuals personal tax planning objectives including capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning.

Sarah is also a member of the Society of Estate and Trusts Practitioners which helps her to advise clients on the benefits of trusts and to assist them with probate administration and estate planning.

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Rachel Nutt

National Head of Tax and Renewable & Sustainable Energy Sector Head, Partner

Rachel is a Chartered Tax Adviser, a specialist in providing tax planning advice to entrepreneurs' businesses. Rachel is a firm believer that to provide advice that is effective she has to really understand her client's business, personal goals and aspirations.

As well as heading up the firms Renewable and Sustainable Energy Sector, Rachel has extensive experience in Motor, Agriculture and Manufacturing & Engineering sectors.  Much of Rachel's time is spent on transactional work both in the UK and internationally.

She re-joined MacIntyre Hudson's tax department in September 2005 after a period working with a finance house in London, providing sophisticated tax planning products to high net worth individuals and large owner managed businesses. 

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Francis Hudson

Tax Director

Francis joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson as Tax Director in June 2018 bringing with him over 20 years of knowledge and experience of advising clients on a wide range of UK tax matters.

Having graduated from Cambridge University, Francis qualified at a Berkshire based firm before gaining experience at top six accountancy firms. His clients have varied in size from sole traders up to global corporations, with a special interest in corporate transactions and property matters. He uses his knowledge as both a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser to give his clients clear advice that meets their needs.

Francis is married to a Chartered Accountant and their young family ensures that there is never a dull moment outside of office hours.

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What they say about us

The whole team are exceedingly knowledgeable and the main benefit of working with MHA MacIntyre Hudson is the reassurance I feel that our business is in safe hands. Hayley Wilson - Fenmarc
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What they say about us

A team who fully understood our business, our objectives and ultimately a team who we felt we could trust and enjoy working with. Excellent advice throughout the negotiations. Would not hesitate to recommend them. Neil Hollingworth - SRBE Holdings Limited