TaxAction Consultants - Your Expert Team.

 

TaxAction understands that clients need expert advice from experienced specialists. When you use TaxAction to solve a tax problem or to call the Helpline you will always be referred to the right specialist for the job.

 

We have a team of tax giants on board so you and your clients get the best advice every time.
Just click on their names to get more details of their areas of expertise.

 

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Intro Video

Andrew Gotch introduces TaxAction on TaxTV.

In this interview Andrew discusses TaxAction and what you can expect from your new tax consultancy service.

  • TaxAction's Iris Wuenschmann-Lyall and Chris Erwood have recently been awarded the prestigious ......................... STEP Boutique Firm of the Year Award.

Your Company Tax, Reconstruction, M&A, SDLT, and NIC Experts:

Andrew Gotch BA MA CTA (Fellow)

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Andrew specialises in direct taxes, NIC issues and company reorganisations. He has considerable experience in dealing with difficult HMRC problems and has successfully represented clients in the tax tribunal. Many will know Andrew and his ability to grasp and dissect tax problems from his high profile on the professional lecture circuit. He also has the benefit of having been a senior officer in HMRC.

Nicola Moore BA ACA CTA
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Nicola offers expert advice in many areas of tax including family companies and the individuals who own and work in them, company re-constructions, acquisitions and mergers, tax efficient structuring and incorporation. She is a highly knowledgeable Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant with many years' experience and is able to advise both large and small clients.
Pete Miller CTA (Fellow)
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Pete is a former HMRC Inspector having held posts in Policy Division and Technical Division. He offers advice in all areas of Corporation Tax and specialises in reorganisations and reconstructions, the taxation of M&A transactions and intangible assets. Pete is an experienced speaker and co-author of Taxation of Company Reorganisations and contributes to many journals and technical magazines.
Ros Martin BSc PhD CTA
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Ros qualified as a fully trained Inspector of Taxes and worked in HMRC's Large Business Office. She has been in the private sector for many years providing specialist advice to clients on all planning aspects of direct tax and SDLT and focusing on providing practical solutions. She also has extensive experience of handling HMRC disputes and matters that have gone to the tax tribunal.
John Kingsley LLB (Hons) CTA
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John is a Chartered Tax Adviser with a legal background and more than 20 years' hands-on experience in the fields of owner-managed company taxation and corporate transactions. Whilst working as a tax specialist within the Accountancy profession, John applied his legal skills and training to provide expert advice on the full spectrum of direct tax issues affecting owner-managed companies, their shareholders and directors. John is also well used to supporting other professionals operating in the OMB space and he always seeks to understand the commercial drivers, demystify complex topics and avoid tax jargon.


Your Employee Share Ownership and Employee Rewards Expert:
David Craddock BA MA (Oxon)
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David is a recognised leading authority on employee share ownership and reward management having authored The Tolley Guide to Employee Share Schemes and The Croner Reward A to Z Essentials of Pay and Benefits. He advises major PLCs with international considerations as well as smaller clients and is able to advise on all planning and compliance issues relating to these complex matters.




Your IHT, CGT, Trusts and Personal Tax Experts:
Michael Blake
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Michael was a fully trained Inspector of Taxes before entering private practice. He has worked for several of the 'big name' accountancy firms including PWC. He has run his own consultancy for 12 years and specialises in IHT and CGT, the application of all direct taxes to farming, landed estates, land development and bloodstock breeding and advises on all HMRC disputes in these and related areas.
Anne Sanders CTA
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Anne brings the benefit of many years' experience both in HMRC and private practice. She has worked in top accountancy firms and offers her extensive practical experience in individual and company taxation matters including CGT. Anne also has expertise in the 'not for profit' sector and brings an enthusiastic approach to giving pro-active advice to clients both large and small.
Chris Erwood CTA ATT TEP
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Chris is a very experienced practitioner having had the benefit of an HMRC, Big 4 and FTSE 100 industry background. She specialises in IHT, Estate (both on shore and off shore) and Trust tax issues for high net-worth individuals. She is a published technical author and experienced lecturer with over 30 years' practical experience.
Iris Wuenschmann-Lyall MA (Cantab) TEP
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Iris is a solicitor with extensive private client experience in trusts and estates. She advises on all trust tax and estate planning matters, whether onshore or offshore, from the simple to the highly complex with a particular emphasis on assisting high net-worth individuals. She is a contributing author to Bloomsbury Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, and Trust and Estates Annuals and Tax Planning. She contributes to Revenue Law, also published by Bloomsbury. Iris lectures on wills and probate matters, and is one of the lecturers on the STEP Diploma course. She sits on the Practice Committee for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.


Your VAT Experts:
John Brown CBE MA FCA CTA FRGS
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John's experience of VAT is almost as widespread as VAT itself. He advises on all aspects of VAT including domestic and international matters and sits as Judge of the First Tier Tribunal for VAT and Duties cases. John has been involved in many notable VAT victories including the famous 'Jaffa Cakes' case and is available with his enthusiastic advice on all VAT matters.
Brian Corbould
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Brian started his career with HM Customs & Excise at Heathrow Airport on cargo clearance, moving into VAT in 1973. He became an internal tutor, was responsible for large businesses in the area and dealing with computer accounts. Subsequently he formed his own VAT consultancy business and assisted clients with representation at VAT Tribunal Appeals. He has undertaken negotiation of assessments and disputes with HM&CE, advised businesses in the construction industry, and clients on VAT assurance and liability and place of supply rules.
Malcolm Nichols CTA
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Malcolm spent many years with HM Customs & Excise including cargo clearance at Heathrow Airport and Inland Excise before specialising in VAT. He left Customs in 1990 to work in private practice. Malcolm has contributed sections to an on line reference manual, hosted seminars on various VAT issues and provided articles for publication. Malcolm has advised owner managed businesses on a wide range of issues such as construction industry VAT treatment and recovery, partial exemption for property developers and the VAT margin schemes including tour operators. He successfully represented clients at VAT Tribunals, reducing penalties and challenging HMRC over VAT assessments leading to their being withdrawn.
Bob Davies CTA AIIT
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Bob, a former Customs and Excise man, is a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and has considerable experience in all areas of VAT and advises on UK and overseas VAT problems. He is a published author and currently Chairman of the Institute of Indirect Tax and lectures widely on VAT.



Your International Tax Experts:

Neil Simpson MA FCA

 

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Neil has over 25 years' experience advising companies and individuals on diverse international tax matters. He provides practical solutions and effective solutions for overseas and cross-border business tax solutions including transfer pricing, thin capitalisation, double tax treaty planning and advising on residence and domicile issues for residents and tax planning opportunities for ex-pats coming to or leaving the UK.



Your Property Tax, SDLT, Valuations and Capital Allowances Experts:
Chis Hart FRICS

 

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Chris specialises in UK property tax. Formerly a First Class Valuer with VOA and with many years' private client work, Chris has advised many blue chip and smaller clients on property tax matters especially in relation to SDLT, Income and Corporation Tax, CGT and Capital Allowances. He is widely published and is primary author and editor of the RICS's Valuations for Taxation Purposes Guidance Paper.
Tony Hindley MRICS MSSBV ATT (Fellow)
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Tony offers advice and support in the valuation of shares, intellectual property and intangible assets. He is a highly experienced adviser having worked on the other side of the fence at HMRC as well as many years' experience in private practice. He has dealt with hundreds of difficult valuations and is a Law Society Registered Expert Witness.



Your Employment Status, CIS and IR35 Expert:
Kye Burchmore
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Kye specializes in advising in areas including IR35, Agency legislation, employment status, CIS, umbrella companies and the MSC legislation. He has extensive experience in these fields, from general compliance advice to advising and defending companies in respect of HMRC challenges.

   



Your HMRC Maladministration, Complaints and Redress Issues Expert:
Simon Oakes
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Simon has advised on cases where a number of outcomes have been successfully achieved, including the payment of redress. In one case, for example, a five figure sum has been secured in respect of a complaint concerning HMRC's mishandling of an investigation. Simon has an enviable success rate of around 70% and one should also note that in any case where the complaint is upheld, the professional costs incurred by the client in making the complaint - including Simon's fees - are recoverable from HMRC

   



Dave Smith LL.B CTA (Fellow)
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Dave is TaxAction's Operations and Marketing Director and is the founder and former owner of Accountax. His role is business development and client and consultant liaison. His tax background includes having successfully represented many clients in the tax and social security tribunals, authored Tolley's IR35 Defence Strategies and he was a member of the Arctic Systems legal team.