Business Tax

Our lawyers can help your business manage its taxes and resolve HMRC disputes as efficiently as possible.

Whether you need support with a particular transaction or long-term advice, our national team of tax specialists will show you how to stay compliant and minimise your liability.

We advise on all tax issues, including:

UK tax law is complicated and ever-changing. We’ll give you a clear explanation of all legislation affecting your business and a practical plan focused on your unique business needs.

HMRC investigations take up valuable resources and risk significant financial and reputational damage for your business. We can help you prepare for HMRC disputes in advance and defend your company when they arise.

Whether you run an owner-managed business or represent an international corporation, our national team of tax solicitors have the knowledge and experience you need. Contact us online or call us on 0370 1500 100 to find out more.

What Tax Services Do We Offer?

Our tax solicitors will help you understand and deal with whatever tax situation your business faces. We advise on:

  • Corporation tax
  • Value Added Tax (VAT)
  • Property tax and Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT)
  • Employment tax
  • IR35
  • Capital allowances.

We’ll tell you what you need to do to stay legally compliant and avoid disputes with HMRC. We can also advise you on how to structure your business, contracts, and transactions in the most tax-efficient manner.

If you do face an HMRC dispute or audit, we can help you prepare and represent you through the process.

We also negotiate tax covenants and tax warranties during mergers and acquisitions, and tax provisions in asset sale agreements.

Who Can We Help?

We work with a wide variety of businesses across all major industry sectors, including:

  • Owner-managed businesses
  • SMEs
  • Large corporates
  • Charities and unincorporated associations.

As part of one of the UK’s largest full-service law firms, we have the resources and flexibility to work with businesses of all sizes. Our tax lawyers are based in London and key areas around the country, so we can help you wherever you’re based.

We can also help with your personal tax issues – see our personal tax section for more information.

Why Choose Our Tax Lawyers?

You’ll get a deeper understanding of the tax legislation affecting your business which will help you run your organisation as efficiently as possible.

We’ll explain everything clearly and translate all legal jargon into plain English. We won’t just uncover issues but give you practical, business-minded solutions and concrete next steps.

Our integrated team of lawyers, accountants, and investigation specialists work efficiently to give you the answers you need on time-sensitive issues.

We work closely with Irwin Mitchell’s real estate, finance, corporate, and commercial specialists to give you comprehensive advice on any deal, from the initial structuring to completion.

Contact Us

Call us on 0808 271 2602 or contact us online to learn more about how our tax lawyers can help your business today.

Case Study – HMRC Dispute Over Stamp Duty

Our client purchased some property and paid the mixed-use rate of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). They later received an enquiry from HMRC, who wanted to know why they hadn’t paid the higher residential rate instead.

We successfully argued our client’s case for paying the mixed-use rate with HMRC. As a result, our client missed a potential SDLT bill of over £200,000.

Being prepared for potential HMRC enquiries is vital risk management for any business or individual. By getting us involved early, our client gave themselves the best chances of success and we were able to save them a considerable tax bill.”

Sarah Cardew, Head of Corporate Tax

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Find one of our solicitors near you

We have offices in major cities throughout the UK and our lawyers can arrange to visit you or your business in person if necessary. We also have international capability, with global links to other legal specialists.

Awards & Accreditations

We’re proud of the recognition we’ve received for our business legal work. For a list of awards and accreditations, please visit our awards page.

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