Tax Compliance

Those with income that is not ‘taxed at source’ are likely to have to complete an annual tax return. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals with investments, rental properties, the self-employed and those earning £100,000 or more. Ensuring that you remain fully tax compliant is imperative but can be a burden - especially if your affairs are more complex.

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The UK tax regime is constantly evolving with reporting requirements and associated penalties for non-compliance becoming tougher every year. The introduction of Scottish income tax and a 30-day capital gains tax reporting regime on the sale of second properties has only added additional layers of complexity.

At Anderson Strathern, our tax compliance experts in Scotland can work alongside you to ensure that you are fully aware of your obligations and relieve you of the burden of completing the appropriate tax returns, which can be complex and time consuming. We will also keep you informed of any tax liabilities and due dates to ensure that your payments are made on time.

We work for families across multiple generations and, where needed, can provide tax compliance support as part of our family office service. We also provide tax compliance services to partnerships, executries, trusts, etc. We are also able to act on your behalf in negotiations with HMRC. We will provide you with peace of mind and keep your tax affairs up to date.

Our team forms part of one of the largest dedicated group of tax experts in a law firm in Scotland and, using our vast amount of combined experience and expertise, we can provide straightforward, practical advice, no matter what your circumstances may be.

Speak to our tax compliance team today

To discuss your requirements with a member of our expert team, please get in touch today. Contact us on 0131 270 7700, visit our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Lothian or Shetland, or fill in our enquiry form at the bottom of the page to request a call back.

Why use our tax compliance service?

There are several compelling reasons to entrust one of our tax compliance specialists with looking after your affairs.

Keeping you informed of the ever-changing tax landscape

Staying on top of the ever-changing rules and HMRC practices centred around tax can be incredibly difficult, especially when as, in recent years, numerous changes have been made which many people may not be immediately aware of.

Our tax compliance team can methodically guide you through the complex jungle of taxable income and capital gains rules, keeping you up to date on exactly what you need to report and when you need to do so.

We understand that your situation is unlikely to be the same year after year and, as such, we will make sure to carefully review your personal circumstances, helping to remove the heavy burden of excessive research and administration – both of which can be incredibly confusing, frustrating and time-consuming at the best of times.

Taking on these tasks on your behalf enables you to focus on spending more time on what you enjoy – because we know that reviewing your tax affairs isn’t normally something people enjoy doing in their spare time!

Taking a holistic approach to your personal affairs

Our experts regularly deal with all areas of tax compliance and related tax advice. This means that, when we file your tax return, we have the opportunity to take a holistic view of your personal affairs and can use this to provide carefully tailored advice on ways to minimise your tax spend and maximise your wealth.

There are numerous potential methods for minimising your tax spend that you may not be aware of, or may not have considered to be available to you. Given our breadth and depth of expertise in tax compliance matters, we can assess and review multiple scenarios and advise on which options would be best suited to your circumstances, as well as those of your family.

Part of this will also include taking a proactive and strategic approach, allowing you to make the most of tax reliefs, exemptions and allowances.

Meeting deadlines and avoiding penalties

Keeping track of the various strict deadlines for tax returns can prove to be an incredibly difficult task, especially if you’re liable to pay several different types of tax. That’s where we can step in to lend our support.

Our tax compliance experts can work with you to ensure that all of your tax returns are filed in good time, which means that you’ll avoid having to deal with any unexpected (and unwelcome) surprises and penalties for late filing.

Dealing with historic tax liabilities

If you’ve never had to worry about dealing with taxes, as they have historically been automatically deducted from your wages, pensions and savings, you may be left wondering what to do if you believe that you have been under-taxed.

Our tax compliance team can advise you in relation to historic tax liabilities, reporting any issues to HMRC and dealing with any subsequent correspondence and negotiations on your behalf.

Why choose our tax compliance experts?

Our tax compliance team form part of one of the largest dedicated tax teams in a law firm in Scotland.  We have extensive experience with various tax matters and frequently put our wealth of combined expertise to good use in order to support clients who come from all walks of life.

Our tax team comprises of eight Chartered Tax Advisers, Law Society of Scotland accredited specialists in tax law, members of the Law Society of Scotland’s tax committee and members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

As well as advising on tax for individuals, we also have substantial expertise in advising businesses on general tax planning matters and compliance. For more information regarding tax planning for businesses, please click here.

Speak to our tax compliance team today

To discuss your tax compliance needs with a member of our expert team, please get in touch today. Contact us on 0131 270 7700, visit our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, East Lothian or Shetland, or fill in our enquiry form at the bottom of the page to request a call back.

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