Business Tax Advice in Northumbria

At AMT Northumbria we aim to help our corporate clients to structure their affairs so as to pay the least amount of corporation tax, taking advantage of all the reliefs allowed by tax law.
Here are some examples of the types of advice that we can give:

  • Advising on what expenditure is, and what is not, allowable against tax
  • Maximising capital allowances claims
  • Optimising the use of tax losses including group relief
  • Planning for the impact of international transfer pricing rules
  • Advising on the tax implications of selling your business, including entrepreneur’s relief.

Corporation Tax Returns from AMT Northumbria

For every accounting period of corporation tax, a UK company must file a self-assessment corporation tax return with HMRC. The company must also pay its tax bill by the due date.

Our corporation tax service is designed to ensure that our corporate clients meet all their corporation tax reporting obligations well ahead of the due date. We calculate how much tax is due taking into account the various adjustments required by tax law. We check that all available reliefs and allowances have been claimed so as to minimise the overall tax charge.

Using market leading tax software, we make sure that a client’s corporation tax return is correctly completed with all the details and supporting documents required by HMRC. Our software complies with the new iXBRL format required for corporation tax filings from April 2011 onwards.

Once a corporation tax return has been submitted, HMRC may decide to enquire into it. We will correspond with them on our client’s behalf, keeping our client fully informed throughout.

Recognising that tax enquiries can be a considerable burden, we will critically review each return before submission to identify any high-risk areas that may need to be addressed. To reduce exposure to significant professional fees necessarily incurred to deal with a tax enquiry, we offer professional fee protection insurance.

Personal and Partnership Tax Returns

Our personal and partnership tax return service is designed to assist private clients to file a complete and accurate tax return before the filing deadline.

To collect the information we need to prepare a client’s tax return, we will send an email with a checklist of what we need. Once we have the documents required, we load the necessary data into our tax return preparation software, including trading or lettings accounts, as appropriate.

Our tax return software produces a client’s tax return along with a computation of his or her tax liability. We then review the return critically to identify anything that might trigger an HMRC enquiry and make any supplementary disclosures, as necessary. We also review each client’s payments on account position, making claims to reduce, if necessary and warranted.

Once a client has sent us his or her signed authorisation by email, we file the tax return online with HMRC.

If HMRC subsequently enquire into a client’s tax return, we will deal on our client’s behalf directly with them. To reduce exposure to significant professional fees necessarily incurred to deal with a tax enquiry, we offer professional fee protection insurance.

Personal Tax advice and planning in Northumbria

One of our key objectives is to optimise our clients’ tax position, so that they may arrange their tax affairs so as to pay the least amount of tax, taking advantage of all the reliefs allowed by tax laws, both in the UK and other countries. We can provide this service by consultation or by written recommendation.

Tax planning is always tailored to the individual circumstances of the individual. Here are some of the areas in which we have given clients advice so as to reduce their overall tax burden:

  • Business incorporation including advice on share structure
  • Profit extraction strategies from owner managed private companies
  • Capital gains tax planning – disposal of shares, second homes and other chargeable assets
  • Inheritance tax and estate planning
  • International issues such as tax residence and withholding taxes.

For new personal tax clients, we offer a personal tax health check. We also automatically give any relevant advice when preparing personal tax returns, and other advice when requested.