Tax

Whittingham Riddell offers a comprehensive range of taxation services to individuals, family-owned businesses, companies, trusts and charities. Services range from tax compliance, such as tax return completion,  to more complicated tax consultancy advice.

When it comes to tax, you want to work with experts. The level of tax awareness and sophistication that is found throughout our firm marks us out from our competitors.  

Taxation advice is provided by all Partners, a number of whom are Chartered Tax Advisers, being members of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Partners are supported by qualified taxation accountants and consultants, in various specialist areas, and all these personnel have the backing of a dedicated tax team.

As tax advisers, our objective is to work closely with you to ensure that you pay the minimum tax required by law on the transactions you carry out. We help you understand the tax implications of your actions, so that you can plan ahead and conduct your affairs in a tax efficient way.

Tax Compliance

As you would expect, our focus on tax compliance services is on dealing with the routine matters efficiently, promptly and cost-effectively.

Our compliance service covers:

Personal Tax Returns
We contact you in advance of the filing date, obtain the data we need to file your returns on time and advise you of the tax you need to pay and when you need to pay it.  

Business Tax returns
Whether partnership, limited liability partnership or limited company, we will prepare and file tax returns. For maximum efficiency, we usually do this at the same time as our accounts team prepare the accounts.

Tax Investigation
With more Tax Inspectors focusing on investigation work, it is now not unusual to be the focus of an investigation or enquiry at some point. An investigation into your tax affairs can potentially be financially damaging and stressful. As experts and skilled negotiators, we can provide you with an adviser who understands tax legislation, compliance and HMRC procedures in order to deal with the enquiry in a positive manner.

Tax Consultancy

Between the average homeowner and the wealthiest businessman, there are a multitude of situations that merit sound tax consultancy advice. We aim to review your personal or corporate circumstances to devise an appropriate strategy for you.

As well as dealing with all aspects of income tax, capital gains tax, corporation tax and VAT, considerable emphasis is placed on the more complex aspects of taxation, whether this is protecting existing wealth or planning for the future.

We have tax consultants who specialise in specific areas of tax, including:

  • Estate planning for high net worth individuals
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Trusts and family settlements
  • Corporate restructuring and succession planning to achieve lowest tax result on sale of business
  • Corporate restructuring for asset protection
  • Due diligence on acquisition
  • Incorporations
  • Property transactions
  • Complex capital allowance claims
  • PAYE and VAT healthchecks

Next round of tax draft tax legislation published

Next round of tax draft tax legislation published

The government has published draft legislation for Finance Bill 2018-19 which is currently open for consultation, and ‘continues the government’s commitment to a competitive and fair tax system’.

HMRC saves public £2.4M by stopping fraudsters

HMRC saves public £2.4M by stopping fraudsters

HMRC has announced that it has saved the public over £2.4m by tackling fraudsters that trick them into using premium rate phone numbers for services that HMRC provide for free...

UK 'tax gap' falls to 5.7%

UK 'tax gap' falls to 5.7%

HMRC has confirmed that the tax gap for 2016/17 has fallen to 5.7%....

Whittingham Riddell appoints new Tax Partner

Paul Brown

Whitingham Riddell are delighted to announce that tax Expert Paul Brown has joined the team as a Tax Partner as the firm further expands our specialist tax team

Paul Brown

Paul is an experienced Tax Advisor who joined Whittingham Riddell as Tax Partner in 2018. He oversees the firm’s specialist Tax Team, which offers a range of taxation compliance and advisory services to individuals, family-owned businesses, companies, trusts and charities.

State Aid approval granted for the Enterprise Management Incentive

It has previously been reported that the Enterprise Management Incentive State Aid approval lapsed on 6 April 2018. On 15 May EU approval was granted however HMRC have not confirmed expressly that this approval will be backdated to 6 April 2018.

Wales to set devolved income tax rates

From April 2019, the National Assembly for Wales will be able to vary the rates of income tax payable by Welsh taxpayers.

Bitcoin

Bitcoin

Bitcoin has been in the news recently as increasing numbers of people have been looking to make money through buying and selling this new ‘cryptocurrency.’ But what is bitcoin? Can it make a good investment?

Is it a car – or is it a van?

Is it a car – or is it a van?

In terms of tax, providing employees with a vehicle which fits within the definition of a van, rather than a car, can be very worthwhile. This is equally relevant to company directors, who are also treated as company employees. A recent tax case sheds interesting light on how cars and vans are defined for income tax purposes.

How to benefit from the new trading and property allowances

It is now over a year since the government introduced the new trading and property allowances (TAPAs); but what exactly are they and how could you benefit from them? Whittingham Riddell’s Tax Director, James Clark, explains more.

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Latest Tax News

  • Next round of tax draft tax legislation published
    17/08/18

    The government has published draft legislation for Finance Bill 2018-19 which is currently open for consultation, and ‘continues the government’s commitment to a competitive and fair tax system’.

  • HMRC saves public £2.4M by stopping fraudsters
    06/08/18

    HMRC has announced that it has saved the public over £2.4m by tackling fraudsters that trick them into using premium rate phone numbers for services that HMRC provide for free...

  • UK 'tax gap' falls to 5.7%
    01/08/18

    HMRC has confirmed that the tax gap for 2016/17 has fallen to 5.7%....

  • Paul Brown
    31/07/18

    Whitingham Riddell are delighted to announce that tax Expert Paul Brown has joined the team as a Tax Partner as the firm further expands our specialist tax team

  • 03/07/18

    It has previously been reported that the Enterprise Management Incentive State Aid approval lapsed on 6 April 2018. On 15 May EU approval was granted however HMRC have not confirmed expressly that this approval will be backdated to 6 April 2018.

  • 02/07/18

    From April 2019, the National Assembly for Wales will be able to vary the rates of income tax payable by Welsh taxpayers.

  • Bitcoin
    28/06/18

    Bitcoin has been in the news recently as increasing numbers of people have been looking to make money through buying and selling this new ‘cryptocurrency.’ But what is bitcoin? Can it make a good investment?

  • Is it a car – or is it a van?
    26/06/18

    In terms of tax, providing employees with a vehicle which fits within the definition of a van, rather than a car, can be very worthwhile. This is equally relevant to company directors, who are also treated as company employees. A recent tax case sheds interesting light on how cars and vans are defined for income tax purposes.

  • 18/06/18

    It is now over a year since the government introduced the new trading and property allowances (TAPAs); but what exactly are they and how could you benefit from them? Whittingham Riddell’s Tax Director, James Clark, explains more.

  • Keep calm and plan for the future: Brexit
    12/06/18

    On 29 March 2017, the government triggered Article 50, starting the formal process for the UK to leave the EU. This will happen on 29 March 2019. Brexit: a little word with big consequences and a lot of uncertainty.