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Corporate Tax

Corporate Tax Compliance

Business 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 complex 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.

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Meet the team

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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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Jonathan Dowding

Senior Tax Manager

Jonathan joined MHA MacIntyre Hudson in October 2021 from EY’s International Tax and Transactions Team, where he advised FTSE listed and private equity backed multi-national groups on a range of international and UK tax issues. Prior to this, Jonathan was a corporate tax manager at a mid-tier accounting firm, where he provided tax advice and transaction support to large owner managed businesses and AIM quoted companies.

Jonathan uses his international and UK tax experience to support his large corporate clients in collaboration with colleagues across the Baker Tilly International Network, in his role as Senior Tax Manager.

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Patrick King

Tax Partner

Patrick is a Tax Partner and Chairman of MHA MacIntyre Hudson's Tax Steering Group as well as our national associations Tax Strategy Group, leading a team of specialists to ensure clients have access to the very best in compliance services and tax mitigation solutions. Patrick's own specialisms are capital tax planning for individuals, corporate restructuring, remuneration planning, profit extraction/repatriation and increasingly, international matters. He also advises clients on the tax implications of buying and selling their business. 

Patrick is a keen swimmer and occasional free diver,who still competes! He is an advocate of “anything worth doing, is worth doing well”.

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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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