Corporation Tax

Tax planning is crucial at every stage of your business development – from start up to sale. Our experience can help you minimise your tax liabilities.

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Understanding Corporation Tax

Every corporate transaction has a tax implication and getting the strategy and the tactics right is integral to your business success.

Try thinking of tax as simply another expense of the business. Like all other expenditure it should be managed and reduced where possible. There are many taxes and so there are many opportunities for a business to reduce its tax spend.

Straightforward ways to achieve this include ensuring returns and payments are made on time.

Thought also needs to be given to the best timing of and accurate recording of the nature of expenditure to maximise and/or accelerate the tax reliefs.

More complicated tasks include considering the business structure itself to avoid tax inefficiencies and to increase the after tax returns for both owners and stakeholders.

In short, astute tax planning is crucial in maximising business success. And when tax planning, it is essential to have a clear vision of what you are looking to achieve.

Alliotts will work with you to gain a clear understanding of your business and personal goals. In this way we can help you by:

  • setting up the most tax efficient investment and trading structures throughout your business lifecycle and,
  • advise you on how to minimise tax as and when transactions occur

We’ll ensure that at each stage we will:

  • evaluate all the options,
  • explain them clearly and concisely,
  • make sure you fully understand them and how we have arrived at our recommendations.
Some of the key areas where we can help you include

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For specialist corporate tax advice and services please contact us

    Corporation Tax
    David Gibbs | Alliotts



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    David is an International Corporate Tax specialist. He has over 30 years’ experience in providing commercially focused tax advice and support to a wide range of clients, from technology start-ups to large inward investing corporates.

    A qualified Chartered Accountant, David went on to qualify as a Chartered Tax Adviser and prior to joining Alliotts as a partner in 2014 he held the position of tax partner in Grant Thornton and subsequently in PwC.

    David focuses on providing strategic tax advice to entrepreneurs and privately owned businesses. By investing time in understanding clients and their businesses he is able to provide advice which is practical and appropriate to clients’ circumstances in order to keep taxes to a sensible minimum. He advises on a wide range of taxes including transaction planning, UK outbound and inbound structuring, corporate tax, technology tax reliefs, investor and shareholder planning, capital gains tax and LLPs. David advises both UK and overseas business owners on international tax planning.

    David also specialises in advising individuals and businesses in the media sector on UK film tax credits, video games tax reliefs and other creative sector tax incentives. He also advises on EIS and SEIS.


    Clair Dart | Alliotts


    Partner, Corporate Tax

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    Corporation Tax

    Clair’s primary expertise is in respect of Corporation Tax, where she advises clients of all sizes from small owner managed businesses to large multinational groups. Clair can assist with with any taxation advice needed in this area including simple tax planning, residence issues, inward investment, group restructuring, corporate interest restriction returns, anti-hybrid rules, digital sales tax or transfer pricing.


    “It is a pleasure to work with Clair, every client that I have put in touch with her has given her exceptional praise. She is an expert in her field yet, she is personable and always going above and beyond for her clients. Not only does Clair helps with corporate tax but if there are any questions regarding accounting, she is your girl! I would not hesitate to recommend Clair for any clients or projects.”

    Lenna Lou, The L Factor Limited