Overview
Clair Dart | Alliotts

Overview

Joined Alliotts

  • 2020

Qualified

  • 2009

Memberships

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT)

Clair’s experience has been generated over almost 20 years in practice. Over this time Clair has worked closely with clients operating in corporate and not for profit environments. Clair enjoys the technical aspect of the application of tax legislation to make sure clients are compliant, and the practical application to make sure that they are tax efficient. Tax is integral to each structure and to every transaction, Clair specialises in advising on the vital areas of corporate tax, tax reliefs and international VAT. The true value of Clair’s advice is that it is designed to provide solutions and is delivered in terms clients understand.

Leading and mentoring a talented team of advisors Clair is driving Alliotts tax offering to ensure that it not only meets, but anticipates the needs of ambitious businesses in a global market. As a testament to her leadership skills Clair was awarded ‘Leader of the Year’ at Westminster Business Council’s 2023 Business Awards.

Technology

In her capacity as corporate tax partner and leading the corporate tax team, Clair often works across many sectors including the technology and space sector providing advice on R&D tax credits, patent box, EIS/SEIS funding, share schemes, capital allowances and business tax planning.

Testimonials

“I’ve known Clair since 2018 and can confirm that she is one of the most sincere and caring individuals who has helped me and my team in securing two lots of successful R&D funding. Clair really knows her stuff as a tax specialist and you won’t be disappointed if you use her or Alliotts for advisory work to safeguard you and your business in time.”

Ron Mookerjee RM80 Limited

Charities

Clair works with our not for profit teams across the offices to provide taxation support for charities in respect of areas of income that fall to be taxable and in respect of tax planning for the charity so as to mitigate any tax loss that can be avoided. VAT is also an area of complexity for charities and the education sector and Clair assists the team in this respect. Clair has acted for numerous clients and has experience over almost 20 years working closely with charities in respect of their affairs.

SEIS & EIS

Clair provides our clients with support for their EIS and SEIS certification throughout the process in respect of the taxation relief available and the advance assurance process. Clair will help to ensure that the application is compliant with the latest HMRC guidelines and help with the completion of the relevant submissions and certificates as required so that you can focus on finding the investors.

Property

Clair provides taxation across a wide range of property matters, including UK property investors, property developers, non-resident landlords and overseas property development. Clair covers all relevant taxes as applicable to property including Corporation Tax, Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings, Stamp Duty Land Tax and VAT.

Testimonials

“Clair has huge depths of knowledge and experience relevant to entrepreneurial types needing a firm hand on all things accounting.  Alongside this growing expertise, keeping up with new and changing legislation, Clair is personable with the precision ability to explain tricky tax ideas with simplicity and clarity delivering flexible, high quality solutions. A feat not easily achieved.”

Trevor McClymontRes Publica Partners Limited

 

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.

Testimonials

“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

 

VAT

Clair has extensive VAT knowledge and provides advisory for the firm in respect of VAT matters covering a wide range of topics, such as option to tax, partial exemption, cross border VAT and application of the place of supply rules. Clair also provides higher level advice as required in respect of the application of VAT legislation and case law to a particular scenario.

Testimonials

“I highly recommend Clair Dart and her tax team.”

Max Schofield, VAT barrister, Devereux Chambers

 

Corporate Finance

Clair supports our specialist corporate finance team by providing taxation advice in respect of any transactions and leading the taxation due diligence for vendors or purchasers in respect of the target company as required, providing a thorough analysis of the taxation affairs of that entity.

Clair and her partner Gary became parents to Patrick in 2021, so time is at a premium. A lively household with two energetic spaniels they enjoy taking long walks together. Self confessed petrolhead Clair, (a Land Rover enthusiast), is rather handy with a spanner. Clair also enjoys DIY and gardening, and more sedatory reading, films, painting and challenging puzzles.

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Mitigating rising corporation tax rates

New HMRC statistics have shed some light on how many companies are affected by the recent hike in corporation tax rates. Just over 1.5 million companies paid corporation tax for the financial year to 31 March 2022, but only 7% fell above the £50,000 small profits threshold.

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