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Corporate Tax

Tax compliance

Enterprise tax matters are under increasing scrutiny, and one slip can have both the media and the tax man calling. Let our experts prepare and file your corporate tax returns, and benefit from our years of experience in this intricate world.

We pride ourselves in providing a rounded compliance service including:

  • Identifying any beneficial claims or elections
  • Advance warning of any changes in tax law which affect your business
  • Addressing other matters of compliance with tax law, such as international and domestic transfer pricing or diverted profits tax.

You never know when HMRC will come to investigate, and these can be costly even if they are concluded with no adjustment to your tax liability. We recommend our clients consider insuring themselves against the professional costs they face if HMRC targets them for investigation, and can provide Professional Fee Protection

R&D tax relief

Successfully claiming R&D tax relief can provide significant cash flow benefits, either by reducing a company’s tax liability or claiming an additional tax repayment (R&D tax credits). R&D claims are commonly made by businesses in the engineering, pharmaceutical, healthcare, software development, energy-saving and biotechnology fields, but successful claims have also been made by some of our architect, manufacturing, design engineers and construction clients, too. 

Patent box

This government incentive scheme provides a tax discount to profits from patented interests, and we can:

  • Help maximise qualifying income to be taxed at 10%
  • Advise on methods of income identification and tracking, and on R&D expenditure
  • Maximise claims for R&D-related costs
  • Apply transfer pricing methodologies to value notional royalties
  • Optimise group IP holding structures and licences.

Venture capital tax reliefs

The EIS, SEIS and VCT Investment Schemes are designed to help smaller, higher-risk trading companies raise finance by offering a range of tax reliefs to investors who purchase new shares in those companies. The reliefs can provide the investor with a significant income tax break, and also provide the opportunity to defer capital gains. 

Capital allowances

An effective way to reduce the overall cost of purchasing plant and machinery, the Annual Investment Allowance has been set at such a level that most businesses will be able to write-off much of their annual cost of acquiring plant and machinery as a tax deduction in the year of acquisition. Any companies acquiring property will need to consider their ability to claim capital allowances on fixtures and fittings. 

Reorganisations

Without proper advice before your corporate reorganisation, you could face corporation tax, income tax, capital gains tax, stamp duty land tax or VAT implications. Talk to our experts about disposals, acquisitions, simplifying your group structure, demergers and share capital reorganisations such as share buy-backs.

Get in touch  to discuss streamlining your enterprise tax.

Key contact

Tax Partner
Neil Berry
+44 (0)1162 894 289

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Meet the team

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Angus Guyatt

Tax Director

Angus has over 15 years of tax experience and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2013 following the merger with HMT Assurance LLP.

He joined HMT in 2007 having previously spent 7 years with KPMG in both tax and audit.

Angus has significant experience managing the tax reporting and compliance cycles of owner managed businesses, private equity backed businesses, inbound and public listed companies.

In addition, Angus advises on all corporate tax matters including transfer pricing, R&D and group restructuring.

Angus is also a school Governor and enjoys sculling at his local rowing club.
 

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Claire Underhill

Business Services Manager

Claire joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in December 2018 following a merger of her previous firm, which was a Kent based practice of a top 15 firm of accountants.

She has over 20 years’ experience within the accounting industry, predominately working with SMEs. Claire has joined the firm as a Business Service Manager assisting clients with the preparation and review of Financial Statements, Corporation Tax, VAT and payroll.

Additionally, Claire has helped setup and implement internal systems to assist in the financial processes and the overall internal functions of the business to improve efficiency, both within her own firm and on behalf of clients.

In her spare time Claire enjoys spending time with her family and friends and is a member of her local netball team.

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Alison Conley

Head of Retail & Consumer, Corporate and International Tax Partner

Alison was appointed as one of our Tax Partner's in the summer of 2016 and advises clients of both the London City office and Chelmsford.

After training with a big four firm of accountants, Alison specialised in international tax before being made a partner with BDO, going on to lead its Southern region tax team. She returned to the big four as a partner before becoming a director of a specialist tax and business advisory firm focussing on entrepreneurial clients. 

Over her career, Alison has advised corporate clients of all sizes across many business sectors, but she has particularly strong experience in the retail space. 

Alison has also been involved in multiple transactions and deals, where her focus is on ensuring that the tax strategy matches the needs of the company and its shareholders. 

Alison works closely with the corporate finance teams, and with international clients requiring cross-border tax advice. 

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Chris Danes

Tax Partner

Chris has been in the Baker Tilly family his entire career, working in the UK for ten years then moving to Baker Tilly International for many years. In 2019, Chris became a Tax Partner with MHA MacIntyre Hudson – the UK member firm of Baker Tilly International.

Chris uses his deep knowledge of the Baker Tilly International network and relationships with the trusted colleagues in circa 150 countries within the Baker Tilly International Network to support his Large Corporate Clients with their Global Tax needs. Chris’s clients include numerous household names and Fortune 500 companies.

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SilverLining UK very highly recommends MHA MacIntyre Hudson for all your company’s financial accounting needs.Our corporation has worked with MHA MacIntyre Hudson for the last 4 years. They are truly the best at what they do.They continually provide timely and excellent service and go ‘above and beyond' for their client. Their knowledge, communication skills and professional qualifications are of the highest quality and standards. SilverLining UK - Construction Sector

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