Private Client Tax

We offer high quality compliance and advisory services to private clients covering all aspects of Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax.

We are proactive in seeking ways to mitigate exposure to all these taxes and careful not to save one tax at the expense of another.

Our client base ranges from high net worth individuals with numerous investments and income sources, non-UK domiciliaries, overseas residents, employees and directors with share scheme packages, those with significant property portfolios and to those who have a number of pensions and/ or bank accounts.

 

Specific private client tax areas which we are typically asked to advise on include:

  • Income and capital gains tax on buy-to-let residential properties
  • Disclosure and taxation of benefits in kind
  • Taxation of trusts
  • Exercising and taxation of share options
  • Income tax on pension and investment income
  • Share pooling rules for sales of quoted shares
  • Claiming maximum tax relief for contributions into pensions
  • Minimising exposure to inheritance tax
  • Other tax planning
  • Dealing with HMRC tax enquiries

 

The Private Client Team operates alongside other service sectors within the firm. If you have a business but require specialist personal taxation advance, we can accommodate your needs.

 

Why choose us?

  • Highly experience d team of specialists across all aspects of Taxation
  • Proactive tax planning advice
  • Locally based offices

 

Download our Private Client Tax leaflet below to discover more about the services we can offer

 

 

Our Tax Group Commentary on Private Client Tax Aspects of:

2017: Budget 

2016: Autumn Statement Budget 

2015: Autumn Statement | Summer BudgetSpring Budget 

2014: Autumn Statement | Budget 

2013: Autumn Statement | Budget

2012: Autumn Statement | Budget 

2011: Autumn Statement  

Our Tax Group “A Brief Guide to...” Publications:

 

Get in touch with your local office and speak to one of our specialist advisers about our Private Client Tax services.



 
Latest Blogs in Private Client Tax
 
Barbara Nicholas
27th October 2017 Tax Relief on pension contributions – Budget Day looms….

  At the moment, tax relief remains available on pension contributions at an individual’s top rate of tax, making pensions a very tax efficient form of investment. Especially when the new provisions for flexible access of pension funds is taken into account.   But we have yet another Budget approaching, on 22nd November, and it…

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Richard Alecock
5th October 2017 Simple Assessment

  HMRC have now implemented their ‘Simple Assessment’ project, where they use the information already available to them from employers, pension providers, the DWP and banks to calculate the tax for those with straightforward or ’Simple’ tax affairs, without the need for a tax return to be completed.   In theory this sounds like an…

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Barbara Nicholas
19th September 2017 HMRC advice on phishing emails and bogus contact

  I have blogged on this subject before. Unfortunately, this type of fraud is on the increase.   HMRC have published an up-dated warning with examples of bogus emails, text messages, and social media scams purporting to be from HMRC.  They also mention again bogus callers leaving messages about the need to make immediate tax…

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Jeannette Hume
18th September 2017 R&D Tax Relief: HMRC publish take-up report.

R&D tax relief, to provide government subsidies to those companies that develop innovation products, services or systems, has been with us for 17 years now. The latest HMRC R&D tax relief take-up report, encouragingly, shows that the following recent improvements to the scheme have increased the amount of tax relief claimed by 22% over the…

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Richard Alecock
12th September 2017 Childcare Services compensation

  The government are offering compensation to those who have been affected by problems with the implementation of Tax-Free Childcare. Individuals who have been affected may be able to get a government top-up as a one-off payment for Tax-Free Childcare. The government will also consider refunding any reasonable costs directly caused by the service not…

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Jodie Tarbin
6th September 2017 Bank of Mum and Dad!

  A parent with spare funds to invest may like to consider purchasing a property for their student son or daughter to live in whilst at university, in order to save on student accommodation costs.   We recently advised a client that, so long as their son or daughter lives in the property as his…

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Donna Gidney
31st August 2017 Caution over 2016/17 P800 tax calculations issued by HMRC

If you are employed or getting a pension, HMRC will check that you have paid the right amount of tax for the tax year.  If you have under or overpaid, they will issue a P800 tax calculation.  The calculation is broken down into various sections to show your income, deductions, tax allowances, and the tax…

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Christine Deller
31st August 2017 Life Interest Trusts and Mandated Income

With the taxation of dividends and interest having changed with effect from April 2016, many trusts may face the requirement to file an annual tax return and pay income tax on their income, even though the income (and credit for the tax paid) will also be declared by the trust beneficiary.   HMRC allow trustees…

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Mark Burrows
16th August 2017 Do Company Directors have to file a Tax Return?

    The First-Tier Tribunal recently decided that HM Revenue & Customs were wrong to assume that all Company Directors are required to complete a Self Assessment Tax Return (Mohammed Salem Kadhem v HMRC). The taxpayer appealed against HMRC penalties for failing to submit his Tax Return because he owed no tax – the only…

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Jodie Tarbin
10th August 2017 HMRC’s latest update confirms acceptance of tax calculations from agents

  HMRC’s latest Agent Update announces their plan to withdraw paper copies of the SA302 (for mortgage application purposes) for taxpayers whose self-assessment tax returns are submitted by an agent.  This will take effect from 4 September 2017. To date we have been calling HMRC in order to obtain a paper copy of a client’s…

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