Business ​taxation

Since 1997, the amount of tax legislation has more than doubled, and far from clarifying things, government has created ever more complications. Paraphrasing HMRC: tax has most certainly become more taxing than ever, and paying taxes can put tremendous strain on a company’s finances.
  • Meeten Nathwani

    Meeten Nathwani

    Principal

    Meeten joined Hillier Hopkins in 2001 and is qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Taxation and the Association of Tax Technicians.

    Contact Meeten at our Watford office

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There are many ways to minimise business tax quite legitimately, whether it is by claiming Research and Development credits, Capital Allowances or choosing the correct remuneration route. Decisions about company cars and other benefits may be very important too.

If you want to buy a freehold property as your business premises instead of renting, there are right ways and wrong ways to go about it, according to your circumstances. You should consider whether the way your business is structured is the most tax efficient and also what happens in the event of a business owner dying.

Payrolls and payroll taxes can be quite onerous, and need managing sensibly, while employee share ownership through the Enterprise Management Initiative may be an effective way to reward your staff. And if you are raising finance, being able to offer your investors Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) or for start-ups, Seed EIS, can massively reduce their investment risk.

Sometimes, businesses get into trouble.  This can be through error, misunderstandings or cash flow problems.  Sometimes you may even have a disagreement with HMRC: they try hard, but they are not always right and they do not always behave fairly.  Dealing with government is invariably stressful, so our team in Expert Tax Resolutions are on hand to help you relieve the stress of a Revenue problem.

To find out more, call us on +44(0)330 024 3200, and talk to one of our business tax experts.

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