Tax Consultancy and Strategic Tax Advice

We ensure our tax planning solutions meet with your commercial or personal needs. Our team are ready to help you deal with the complexities of our tax system, offering good tax planning advice and reducing your tax risk.

Your specific circumstances, issues and goals are our priority. Our aim is to develop a strong relationship with you in order to gain a detailed understanding of this.

The result is a recommendation for strategic tax advice which suits your circumstances and is tailored to you.

Our team are ready to help you deal with the complexities of our tax system, offering good tax planning advice and reducing your tax risk. But don’t just take our word for it. We were voted Best Tax Practice in a Regional Firm by Taxation magazine in 2015 largely down to the great client testimonials we receive.

Business Taxes

whether you are a sole trader, partnership or company, we have the expertise to advise on all tax matters affecting your business whether it be advising on your taxable profits or the tax implications of a particular course of action. Our strategic tax advice ensures the best fit for your business taking into account your plans and aspirations.

Capital Taxes

This area of tax has changed a great deal recently and so advice is critical if you are thinking of disposing or gifting assets. Our team of fully qualified chartered tax advisers has many years of experience to guide you and your family through this complex area of tax.

Corporate transactional work

We advice on mergers, demergers, share for share exchanges and company purchase of own shares.

Employee Benefit Trusts (EBT)

Armstrong Watson will advise on the tax issues of an EBT and help you deal with the various HMRC attacks on such structures including advice regarding loans and Inheritance Tax.


Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI)

Armstrong Watson can advise on and implement Enterprise Management Incentives ensuring tax efficiency and helping incentivise/retain key members of your business.

HMRC Investigation Advice

When you’re under scrutiny, you need support the most. With HMRC investigations on the rise, we can be with you every step of the way. Our expertise in this area means that you don’t have to worry, you can be rest assured that our expert and experienced team are working to support you if you are subject to an investigation on tax matters.

Inheritance tax

We help our clients reduce exposure to inheritance tax through careful planning, preserving their legacy for future generations.

Research & Development (R&D)

has your company developed something innovative or ground breaking? If so then you may qualify for this generous relief. We have vast experience in this working with clients in many sectors to maximise their claims.


We can help to protect your wealth for future generations, acting as trustees and advising on all tax matters.


We can help you to understand how you can remain compliant, whilst ensuring your business is structured correctly to benefit from any reliefs. We make sense of this complex area of tax so that you don’t have to worry about the differing VAT rates for different products.

VAT Health Check

Our VAT Health Check will highlight any areas of concern, look at potential improvements to your VAT position and outline any changes required to ensure your business is HMRC compliant.


Get in touch

To find out more about how we can help you or your business, call us on 0808 144 5575 and speak to a member of our team. Alternatively use our contact form to send us a message or arrange a callback.

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