Professional, independent, honest, non‑judgemental and affordable advice
Whether it’s “trouble with the Tax Man” (or woman); you are concerned with or seeking to avoid “trouble with the Tax Man”; if thoughts of the VAT man (or woman) keep you awake at night or you just need our advisory excellence to see if planning and sensible tax order can reduce your tax going forward, we can help.
We are highly experienced and capable tax and VAT professionals including in-depth experience of HMRC investigation, dispute resolution and risk management matters.
Between us we have over 150 years experience as senior tax professionals and Inspectors within HM Revenue & Customs, and as highly sought-after consultants in private practice.
How we can help you
Being faced with any HM Revenue and Customs contact, enquiry, dispute, disagreemnt, or intrusion is a daunting prospect for both businesses and individuals alike. We offer a protective helping hand to clients and their advisors alike.
Tax Planning & Good Tax Order
We are problem solvers at heart! If you tell us about a current situation and what are the aims for the future, based on our experience, we will make recommendations tailored to you.
VAT & Other Specialist Services
With decades of knowledge of tax and VAT, including investigation and dispute resolution, we offer a number of specialist services from proactive transaction VAT advice to acting as expert witness to forensic financial investigation.
Gary Brothers and Charlie Tateson of Independent Tax have written an article in Taxation Magazine on HMRC’s widespread and increasingly aggressive use of the ‘Kittel principle’ when tackling VAT frauds, particularly against traders in a supply chain of transactions....
I would just like say thank you so much for all your hard work and support over the last year the understanding and non-judgemental service I have been fortunate to receive will remain with me forever. Carlsberg don’t do Tax Advisors. But if they did…
Mr B from North Yorkshire
After a lengthy tussle with HMRC over my right to delayed protection of my pension, I was fortunately referred to Independent Tax when I had just about given up hope. I went to their offices, met Gary Brothers at Brackenholme and quickly realised why it is a mecca for people with tax issues that have not been reasonably dealt with. Gary’s experience and calm, patient and persistent professionalism were totally supportive. While not given to raising false hopes, he examined the evidence with scrupulous care and where justified pursued my cause unstintingly, always reassuring throughout. The final resolution came in a mediation process, which I was advised would be totally fair and based on full examination of the evidence – which I was delighted to have decided in my favour.
Independent Tax handled my dealings with HMRC. They were impeccably professional. More than that: they proved to have a profound understanding of the psychology behind HMRC investigative strategies, while showing an ability to empathise with the emotional impact on their clients. The whole handling of my case was done very smoothly and kept to the shortest time allowed by HMRC-dictated time schedule. I would not hesitate to recommend Independent Tax to my closest acquaintances as I would be confident this would lead to a happy settlement.
Independent Tax made a challenging situation very straight forward for us. Their professionalism and technical advice throughout was second to none and the financial result significantly better than we could have hoped for at the start of the process.
Ms G from Nottingham
I have absolutely no reservations in recommending the team at Independent Tax. From my initial contact with them through to resolution, I found them to be always courteous, efficient, professional and completely open, They treat their clients with honesty and respect, no matter the size or scope of the problem. Truly an oasis of expertise and help in a desert of accounting mediocrity.
Dr I from North Yorkshire
Just a note to thank you and the team for all your support, hard work and a successful result. I found Independent Tax to be professional and knowledgeable and I would not hesitate in recommending your firm in the future.
Mr M from London
It doesn’t matter how bad HMRC have been to you and how you feel about them, if you genuinely want some honest advice and support, Independent Tax are the firm to engage. They were transparent about my case & options from the start and they got me the best outcome I could have hoped for. I wish I had found these guys sooner.
Ms L from Glasgow
We have used Nick to support us on a few things over recent years; for example HMRC compliance review – something they undertake approx. every 6 years – Nick was present during the HMRC visit (1 day on site) and at an internal pre-meeting; he ensured that the HMRC visit went smoothly and used his expertise to help answer / respond to questions throughout the audit. He has also helped us on pension salary sacrifice schemes which are government supported which has benefited our employees as well as NI savings to the company. Nick is very professional in his approach & we would use him again; I have no hesitation in recommending him.
Mr A from Sheffield
Support for professional practices
At Independent Tax we pride ourselves on being independent from other professional practices. However, we do understand the importance of working with our peers, so, if you refer a client to us, we will rebate an agreed level of the fees back to you. Simple!