Tax Centre Corporate Tax Planning and ComplianceCorporation tax represents a substantial part of your trading costs so knowing the taxation cost to your business is key to its commercial success. Estate planningWhen you have spent a whole lifetime building up your personal wealth, you want to think that upon your death your estate will pass into the hands of your chosen beneficiaries and not into the hands of the Taxman. VATValue Added Tax is one of the most complex and onerous tax regimes imposed on business - so complex that many businesses inadvertently overpay or underpay VAT. Self AssessmentIn the first year of the regime alone, 775,000 taxpayers received £100 penalties for failing to submit their returns on time, and some 400,000 incurred further penalties because their returns were still outstanding six months later! Personal Tax PlanningWe offer a specialist personal tax planning service tailored to your individual needs Retirement StrategiesAre you confident you have made adequate preparations for your retirement? With increasing life expectancy, it is not uncommon for people to live for thirty years after they retire. Trusts and ExecutorshipsTrusts are particularly useful for holding shares in private companies as part of a family financial or tax plan - especially if you want to reduce inheritance tax liability in your estate. Patent BoxThe new Patent Box Tax regime commenced in April 2013 and allows companies who own or licence registered Patents the opportunity to reduce the Corporate Tax rate on some of their profits to 10%. R & D Tax ReliefThe new Patent Box Tax regime commenced in April 2013 and allows companies who own or licence registered Patents the opportunity to reduce the Corporate Tax rate on some of their profits to 10%.