In my view the best solution, at least as a first step towards building in-house tax expertise, is to engage independent tax consultants.

You can either do this on a case by case basis, agree a retainer for tax-clinic style support or perhaps agree they will visit with you a day or two a week. This latter arrangement tends only to follow on after an initial getting to know you phase.

It will often be easy to identify someone who has the requisite expertise and is available to provide support and advice as and when required.

Typically they remain self employed and provide their services to the firm on a contract basis. So this option is also more cost effective as the accountant bears no employment related costs. In the event that any problems arise the relationship can be terminated quite quickly and any claims made will be against the contractors’ PI policy.

It may be that more then one such specialist can be identified – perhaps one to focus on IHT issues, one on VAT and one on corporate tax matters. (There are many other such topics too of course).

Tax Advisers

The following advisers all have the relevant specialist expertise. Their profiles include their contact details, background, specific expertise and other specialisms

Stephen Burwood
Stephen Burwood
Stephen provides authoritive tax advice to entrepreneurs and their businesses on a diverse range of taxes: sales and acquisitions, share schemes, share valuations, and SDLT.
John Kavanagh
John Kavanagh
I am an experienced Chartered Tax Adviser, offering a virtual Tax Partner service to accountants, including sole practitioners, small practices and top 50 and international firms.
Andrew Jupp
Andrew Jupp
Tax Advisor (FCA) with 35 years' experience. Founder of Jupp Consulting, advising tech-cos, family-owned companies, expanding entrepreneurial companies and HNW individuals.
Graham Funnell
Graham Funnell
Specialises in successfully defending against HM Revenue investigations for nearly 20 years including Capital allowances, Capital Gains Tax, Employee benefits
Paul Davison
Paul Davison
Paul Davison set up PD Tax Consultants with the vision of providing a high quality service that is accessible to everyone that could benefit from expert tax advice.
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Tax Accountants

The following tax accountants are all willing to assist with simpler questions on this topic and to help you complete tax returns. Their profiles include contact details and other key information.

 
 
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