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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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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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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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Batanayi Katongera

Partner, Head of Transfer Pricing

Batanayi is a Partner based in the London office.

Batanayi leads the transfer pricing service line at MHA and has over 18 years of transfer pricing experience in the UK across a broad spectrum of industry sectors including financial services, private equity, funds, manufacturing, media and technology, as well as life sciences and telecommunications.

Batanayi helps clients prepare and defend transfer pricing policies and he has a particular focus on resolving transfer pricing disputes involving complex transfer pricing enquiries.  This extends to handling MAP proceedings and agreeing APAs, and ATCAs. 

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Chris Denning

Corporate and International Tax Partner

Chris has over 27 years of tax experience and joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in January 2013 following the merger with HMT Assurance LLP. He joined HMT in 2008 having previously spent nearly 20 years split between PwC and latterly KPMG.

Chris has provided a comprehensive range of advice and expertise for a range of corporate clients, from entrepreneurially owned start ups to large corporate/ multinationals. This includes advising on, for example, mergers and acquisitions, group restructuring, inbound/outbound expansion, CFC’s, PE’s, shareholder planning, employee incentivisation, transfer pricing strategy and compliance and profit extraction/repatriation.

As well as extensive transactional tax expertise Chris has developed an intuitive understanding of the interaction of taxes in relation to the ongoing provision of tax advice and works very closely with his clients in order that he can proactively identify issues and opportunities for tax planning which can be aligned with commercial goals and activities.

Throughout Chris’ career, he has also developed sector experience in hospitality and real estate.

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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

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