Lanham Accountants

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01799 530223

info@lanham.co.uk

Personal tax including sole-traders, partnerships and self assessment

Personal tax including sole-traders, partnerships and self assessment

We have specialists in income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax. Our objective is to work closely with you to ensure you pay the minimum tax required by law. We will help you to understand the tax implications of your actions both past and intended, in order that you can plan ahead and conduct your affairs in a tax efficient way.

Self assessment

We have the expertise and software to take the headache out of the form filling and compliance aspect of Self assessment. We can provide you with practical advice on personal tax positions and the planning opportunities available to you. We can complete tax returns, calculate any tax liability and advise you on exactly when to make payments and how much to pay.

Personal tax planning

Increasing emphasis is now being put on taxpayers' individual responsibilities and everyone who is subject to taxation needs professional advice and support if they are to optimise their tax position and ensure they meet the compliance requirements. Our specialist tax team can provide you with year-round advice on all aspects of personal taxation.

Estate planning

Few of us like to think about dying, however the relevant legislation requires us to plan well in advance. This means making the necessary provisions now. There are many tax opportunities available and the earlier arrangements are made, the greater the chance of taking full advantage of our complicated tax system.

It is important when planning to transfer an estate that adequate provision is made and getting the right balance requires considerable skill and foresight - along with a detailed knowledge of the current tax regime. We provide a discreet comprehensive estate planning service that includes:

  • help with planning and reviewing a will
  • making full use of exemptions and lower tax rates on lifetime transfers
  • optimising lifetime transfers between family members
  • transferring agricultural or business property
  • transferring assets into trust
  • arranging adequate life assurance to cover potential inheritance tax liabilities

We also have expertise in dealing with trusts; a relatively easy and very tax efficient way to set aside assets for future beneficiaries outside the inheritance tax net. We can advise on the most suitable type of trust to fulfil your wishes, assist in setting up the trust and provide the full range of accounting services required for trust management.

HMRC Investigations

Being the subject of a tax investigation by the HMRC can be a stressful and worrying experience. With the onset of personal self-assessment, HMRC staff can now review cases on a 'sample basis'; consequently, tax investigations have become more frequent. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with HMRC investigations, whether they are enquiries into an individual's Tax Return under the Self Assessment regime, more detailed enquiries or employer-related investigations into PAYE and P11d compliance. If you become the subject of an investigation, we can provide expert help and support.

Tax Protection

With the increased risk of tax investigations it may be worth considering taking out our annual fee protection policy to protect you and your business from unexpected costs; an investigation will undoubtedly result in additional accountancy work being undertaken. The amount of work will depend upon the complexity of the case but the cost could be substantial.

Require more information?

If you would like more information or would like to ask us a question please call us on 01799 530223 or email info@lanham.co.uk.