Whether you are a new or existing business, we can help you with strategic and proactive tax and accounting services that go beyond compliance to help you thrive.
By working closely with you and understanding your goals, we can make tax work for your business. You see, tax doesn’t have to be an obstacle. It is also an opportunity.
At St Matthew, we provide a wide range of business accounting services for clients operating nationally and internationally, helping them achieve their objectives in a tax-efficient manner.
Our expertise covers tax planning, tax structuring, compliance, international expansion, tax services and tax investigations. Think of us as an extension of your company rather than as a tax and accountancy service.
Whether you’re setting up as a sole trader, partnership or limited company, you will need to register your new business. But first, you must decide on which legal structure is best for you. This will affect many aspects of your company, including your tax obligations.
At St Matthew, we can help get your business off the ground by advising you on the most suitable legal structure and by registering with HMRC and Companies House.
We’ll handle all the paperwork, communicate with the relevant authorities and give you all the support, advice and expertise you need.
Filling in tax returns can be challenging, complex and time-consuming. Submitting an incorrect return or not at all can have serious repercussions. Why waste your time sweating over spreadsheets when we can do everything for you.
As business tax specialists providing advice and guidance on all tax areas, we are skilled at maximising deductions, rebates and allowances to minimise the tax burden.
With our business tax service, we can help you by calculating yourtax liability, preparing and submitting your tax returns, claiming tax relief, maintaining your tax records, dealing with HMRC on your behalf and more.
Capital Gains Tax
Capital gains tax applies when your business sells or transfers all or part of an asset that has increased in value. Assets include land, buildings, machinery, trademarks, fixtures, fittings and shares.
Our service is all about ensuring you don’t have to pay more than you need to. We will work closely with you to reduce your tax liability as much as possible while remaining on the right side of HMRC.
Our experts will make sure you take advantage of relevant tax reliefs while helping you dispose of assets.
Business Tax Planning
There’s s a lot more to business taxes than preparing and filing tax returns. Careful tax planning can help reduce the amount of tax your business pays by minimising liabilities and maximising reliefs, credits, allowances, deductions and exclusions.
This can allow you to achieve your financial and business goals, making your profits go further. With a wealth of knowledge in specialist tax areas, we can help you structure your affairs for a tax-efficient future.
Each business is unique, so we tailor our tax planning service to your specific requirements.
We understand the challenges businesses face with payroll because we work with lots of them.
Companies must pay their employees in a timely manner while ensuring income tax and social security compliance. Getting it wrong is all too easy.
Allow us to take away the burden of operating payroll in-house so you can concentrate on running your business. Whether you employ a handful of people or a large workforce, our dedicated payroll service will ensure your payroll commitments are fully managed and that you comply with all HMRC legislation.
All active UK companies must file an annual corporation tax return to HMRC. Your tax bill will be calculated based on your profits or losses as well as by considering expenses and allowances. But there are plenty of reliefs that can help reduce your bill.
Our range of services is designed to help you minimise corporate tax exposure while ensuring you remain HMRC compliant.
They include but are not limited to determining the most tax effective structure for your business, taking advantage of tax opportunities and reliefs and dealing with HMRC enquiries.
Value Added Tax (VAT)
VAT is considered to be one of the most complex and onerous tax regimes that businesses must comply with. It can be a minefield.
Get it wrong, and you could pay too much by not claiming everything you’re allowed or not pay enough and face penalties and fines.
Preparing VAT tax returns can be challenging, especially for small and medium-sized businesses that don’t have the time or the resources.
We offer peace of mind by ensuring your business complies with VAT regulations, doesn’t pay too much, too little or too early. Our VAT related services range from strategic VAT planning and registration to resolving disputes in filing returns.
Even if you’ve done everything right and your tax returns are in order, you could still be randomly selected for an HMRC tax investigation without warning. Feeling like you’re under a microscope can be a stressful, intrusive and time-consuming experience.
With our comprehensive tax investigation service, our advisers will manage the inspection in full, liaise with HMRC, conduct negotiations and prepare any disclosures required. We’ll offer you advice and support every step of the way right up to the conclusion of the investigation.
International Business Tax
If your business is trading internationally or you’re planning to expand to overseas markets having the right tax strategies in place is critical to your success and can give you a competitive advantage.
We offer sound, pragmatic advice to avoid complications and help on all tax aspects of trading in the global business environment.
These include regional tax issues, tax planning strategies to minimize worldwide tax obligations, restructuring, asset disclosures, double tax treaties and more.
Our international tax experts will ensure your tax obligations are met in each territory in which you operate, mitigate your exposure to worldwide tax and keep you one step ahead of ever-changing regulations.
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- Shareholder Advice
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