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Richard Alderson

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Leeds/London, West Yorkshire

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Now an experienced tax consultant, I have worked for over 30 years in HMRC and a Big 4 firm assisting clients and tax professionals to resolve tax disputes and manage tax risk.

I spent 18 years working for HMRC which included working in the Fraud Investigation Service, followed by 14 years working in a “Big 4” firm leading the Tax Disputes and Tax Reporting and Strategy Business in PwC in the North East.

With this background and knowledge I set my own Tax Consultancy business in 2017 so that I can work with and advise accountants, law firms and clients directly, providing clear, high quality and independent advice, resulting in clarity and certainty on their tax positions.

I have extensive experience of dealing with a wide range of disputes and enquiries (CDF and fraud investigations, income and corporation tax enquiries, IHT, VAT and Customs Duties investigations), residence and domicile, disclosures to HMRC and reviews of existing tax positions to ensure certainty when filing tax returns. 

I have also worked with a range of large corporates advising on tax governance, risk and controls.  Having a detailed understanding of HMRC’s procedures and internal governance enables me to provide high quality advice to clients on Senior Accounting Officer, publication of tax strategy, Corporate Criminal Offence, Business Risk Reviews and managing their relationship with HMRC.  In addition, I also assist businesses assess their tax control framework to enable them to manage their key tax risks, improve efficiency and become more engaged with the wider business. 

Recently, I have completed the following:

- Settled a number of enquiries and disputes, including serious fraud investigations under Code of Practice 9, settlement of tax disputes, corporate and personal residence, domicile enquiries, HMRC powers and penalties and technical queries.

- Settled a wide range of historic tax planning arrangements.  I have significant experience and understanding on a wide range of tax schemes and the wider legal framework to ensure clients achieve the best possible settlement terms and avoid future tax liabilities. Additionally, I have also assisted clients with Accelerated Payment Notices and Follower Notices.

- Help companies manage their tax risk, including preparation of Tax Strategies, SAO reporting, tax control framework consulting, Corporate Criminal Offence compliance and Business Risk Reviews.

- Provide advice to clients who are in financial distress and assist in Time to Pay negotiations with HMRC.

I have also presented at tax conferences, including CIOT, IFA and other professional and industry bodies on a range of tax issues, in addition to regular presentations to other accountants and tax professionals.

You can make an enquiry through the website or alternatively if you wish to talk to me directly please contact me on 07739 874043 and I can discuss any issues with you providing high quality technical advice together with a practical and personal approach working with you to resolve any issues. 

I am based in Leeds and also have an office in London, but assist clients across the UK.


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