Tax for Business

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Tax for Business

The UK has one of the longest and most complicated tax codes in the world and it takes an expert tax brain to plot the best way forward.

Led by one of the country’s foremost authorities on tax, Harwood Hutton’s business tax advisers develops tax strategies for businesses of all sizes and at any stage of their development, from structuring for a start-up to planning for an exit.

We will offer you clear and practical advice on the tax allowances and reliefs that can have such a bearing on the bottom line, and our tax specialists will put you on the right path when it comes to corporation tax, VAT and other indirect taxes, including customs and excise.

And if you should find yourself the subject of a HMRC enquiry then you can take comfort in Harwood Hutton’s proven ability to deliver successful outcomes for our clients.

The tax services we offer include:

Capital Allowances: Our team includes experts in the tax legislation and a Chartered Surveyor to maximise capital allowances claims.

Employment Solutions: We offer a wide range of services for employers and their employees in areas such as EMI (Enterprise Management Incentive) and other tax-efficient share schemes. We can also consider the most tax-efficient set-ups for internationally mobile employees and secondments

Patent Box: If you have any income from products or services that have patents attached, we can advise on the potential to make a Patent Box claim to reduce your corporation tax bill.

R&D Tax Credits: If you are involved with developing new products, processes or services, you could be entitled to receive a cash payment or tax deduction – we will help calculate this for you and apply for the credit on your behalf.

Contact us now to find out how we can help your business increase its tax efficiency.




Tax: How to Play it Smart

Cormac Marum, our head of Tax Advisory, is a former HMRC inspector and ‘Big 4’ director who can help companies achieve the right and most tax-efficient structure. Here, he provides a brief introduction to his field of expertise.

The Art of Tax Advice

Cormac Marum talks about the UK tax regime and what it takes for a tax specialist to keep on top of it.

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Customs and Excise Services

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Clearance Agent Management

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Customs Valuation Review

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Rules of Origin Consultancy

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Client Testimonials
  • I always get quick, clear and definitive responses from the Harwood Hutton tax team – commercial answers to commercial issues.

    Robin Berry – Morgan Management
  • Right from the outset Harwood Hutton gave us direction and great advice – and that advice has evolved over the years as we’ve grown. We’re both medium-sized companies providing a bespoke service – one furniture, one accountancy – and the relationship works.

    Andy McCarron, McCarron and Co
  • I’m deeply impressed with Harwood Hutton’s extensive knowledge of tax arrangements for residential and commercial property landlords.

    Qadeer Ahmed, MD, ABA Finance
  • They really took their time to understand what was important to us and our business and the expertise we required. Whoever we speak to at HH, we get the same fantastic response and technical input. It’s a real partnership.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
  • I have worked with the directors at Harwood Hutton on a number of mutual client matters over many years. The reassurance of their clear, commercial and focussed advice is one of the main reasons I regard this as one of my most valuable professional relationships.

    Frank Wessely, Partner, Quantuma LLP
  • Harwood Hutton never seem to rest on their laurels. They are always seeking out new avenues and ways to improve their offering. A very forward-thinking company with staff who are always well briefed and who approach each task with drive.

    Karl Austen, MD, Surefoot Communications
  • We have engaged Harwood Hutton in several areas of structuring, including VAT issues, decoupling an SPV from a group structure and HMRC clearance for a transaction. The team have exceeded all expectations by being proactive, measured and very thorough.

    Adam Fawsitt, Director, FHT Limited
  • We moved to Harwood Hutton as they delivered a succinct and professional proposal. If anything, we have been more impressed post-move. They are a fantastic company to work with. They do truly differentiate. They have the skills and capabilities of a mega firm but with a personal service.

    Edward Finch, group MD, MRIB insurance brokers
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