Our award winning tax expertise and experience is a real strength.

By choosing Sagars, you’ll benefit from a high and wide-ranging level of technical knowledge, whilst enjoying a truly personal service designed to be tailored to the individual needs of you and your business.

Our expert team can support you to achieve your goals – from tax consulting to help you manage transactions and changes in your circumstances to fully outsourced tax compliance services, we have the expertise to help grow and protect your business.

Tax services - Sagars Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers

Our areas of expertise

Our clients can rely on us to help with all aspects of corporation tax and the compliance associated with it – our specialist corporate tax team have a wealth of experience in advising businesses of all sizes, from small owner-manged through to multi-nationals.

We know that businesses change and so does what you want from them.

Our comprehensive advice includes;

  • Remuneration and dividend planning
  • Reorganisations and reconstructions
  • Tax clearances
  • Support with management buyouts
  • Company purchase of own shares
  • Share schemes including EMI and growth shares
  • Research and development (R&D) tax credits, patent box
  • Capital allowances
  • Capital gains tax
  • SDLT advice
  • Tax efficiency for investors, such as Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)
  • Tax compliance
Every month hundreds of millions of pounds in VAT move through UK business – and managing this cash is an area which is often overlooked.
Far from being a “simple tax”, VAT is a challenging area with opportunities for even the most straightforward of businesses to maximise cashflow efficiencies and ensure that VAT is being recovered in every instance it can.
Our specialist team also have the expertise and knowledge of working with more complex businesses, where VAT can become a real cost, such as:
  • Property developers
  • Charities
  • Financial services
We understand how vital it is to ensure these costs are scrutinised, and all available reliefs are utilised.
Take advantage of our fixed fee VAT Health checks which can help ensure that:
  • Your VAT processes are compliant with current VAT laws;
  • Help show that you take “reasonable care”; removing any errors from the penalty regime; or
  • Any errors are quantified and disclosed to HMRC before they have the opportunity to uncover it, providing the opportunity to reduce any penalty to nil
We have significant expertise in the day-to-day management of VAT across a wide range of industries, we can also help navigate the pitfalls of those less routine areas and help you plan for the best outcomes during:
  • Acquisition, restructuring or disposal of businesses;
  • Acquisition, sale and development of land and buildings; and
  • EU and international VAT transactions.
By getting in touch with our team of experts, before any issues arise, we can help you avoid the pain of VAT errors, HMRC enquiries and potential penalties.
But, when things do go wrong, our experienced team can step in with practical solutions and support tailored to your individual needs.
This includes;
  • Communicating with HMRC
  • Ensuring any errors are quantified and assessments made in accordance with the law and within HMRC powers; and
  • Mitigating penalties as far as possible

Far from just completing tax returns for 2,500 clients; we have a large team of private client specialists, dealing with everything from simple returns to complex family arrangements involving trusts and investment companies.

Our dedicated team of personal tax specialists also provide tax advice that is both reliable and realistic, to ensure you are fully compliant and in the best position possible. We work alongside a team of technical specialists; our advice and support is bespoke and tailored to your individual needs.

Our award-winning trust team deal with almost 500 trust clients with combined assets of over £1 billion. We work closely with the trustees, their legal and investment advisers, and in some cases we run the day to day administration of the trust. A key aspect of our services is that they are bespoke to our clients’ requirements.

We give our clients the detailed understanding needed to make effective decisions regarding their personal tax position, be it for income tax, capital gains tax or inheritance tax. Every family is different and we tailor our advice accordingly – we have never promoted tax schemes (although we can help in negotiations with HMRC) and our advice is based on maximising use of genuine reliefs.

The world is getting smaller and we are frequently asked for advice on entering or leaving the UK. We can advise on residence and domicile issues and our membership of  Crowe Global means we can obtain international tax advice when needed.

In summary, some of the services we can provide include;

  • Minimising capital gains tax on the sale or gift of assets
  • Liaising with HMRC on your behalf to deal with complex tax issues & penalties
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Entrepreneur’s Relief and Investor’s Relief planning
  • EIS and SEIS
  • Planning for retirement or business succession
  • Tax-efficient extraction of business profits
  • Tax-efficient wills
  • Maximising use of tax reliefs and allowances between couples
  • UK residence and domicile matters
  • The use of trusts to reduce tax and protect family assets
  • Self-assessment for individuals, partnerships and trusts
  • Personal tax/self-assessment compliance
  • Self-employed accounts e.g. for barristers
  • Making Tax Digital

The expertise and experience of our professional practices team has grown to support an ever-increasing number of law firms and a range of other professionals.

We provide a full range of advisory and compliance tax services to meet the needs of your firm, from the partners/members of LLPs through to the partnership and LLP accounts and tax.

One key aspect of advice is whether the entity you operate from is the best and most appropriate, taking into account (for example) current ownership, future succession plans and the cash needs of the business.

The tax and regulatory climate for partnerships is ever changing, and its vital to ensure you keep up to date with changes.

We have assisted many businesses with a fundamental change in operating entity, incorporation is still advantageous for many, but it has to be assessed on a case by case basis.

In summary, some of the services we can provide include;

  • Incorporations, to LLP or Ltd company
  • Partnership changes, appointments and retirements
  • Acquisitions and mergers
  • International matters
  • Accounts and tax compliance

Administering payroll is often seen as a burden, we understand the complexities, expertise and resources required to ensure that your payroll service is delivered on time.

Our specialists are here to support you and your business. You can outsource your entire payroll and auto-enrolment pension solutions to our dedicated team or seek our help with any aspects of your PAYE administration. Our wealth of expertise means we can provide solutions to meet your individual needs.

Take advantage of our fixed fee health checks – a review of your records, systems and overall indirect tax position, alerts to problem areas, recommendations for improvements and the option of practical help with implementation.

Whether you’re involved in a one-off overseas project, buying a holiday home, trading with other countries or you have foreign parent companies or subsidiaries to consider, our team of tax specialists, and international connections are here to support you.

Our membership of Accelerate and Crowe Global means we can access worldwide expertise on your behalf and play a pivotal role in helping you to ensure that your foreign interests are internationally tax-efficient and compliant.

Accelerate is a community of relationship-focused, technology-driven, value-based accounting firms. Accelerate is a Business Associate of Crowe Global, meaning we can access accounting firms in more than 130 countries throughout the world.

Our partners regularly attend the CPAmerica International group meetings in the USA to access and contribute to a range of business development, training and learning opportunities that improve our international working capabilities.

Key contacts

Kate Naylor
Kate Naylor
Tax Partner

Kate works with businesses and their owners on tax strategies and mitigation, looking at business and personal tax structures to achieve long term goals.

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Fergus Beadle
Fergus Beadle
Private Clients Partner

Fergus has a wide range of experience in advising a mixed portfolio of clients ranging from individuals seeking personal tax and trusts advice to companies requiring accounts and corporate tax planning assistance.

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Helen Wilkinson
Helen Wilkinson
Senior Manager

Helen is experienced in creating bespoke tax mitigation and planning solutions for a wide variety of complex tax matters. Acting for both businesses and individuals, she works to understand clients’ specific challenges and provides support to help them to achieve their goals.

Bev Holroyd
Bev Holroyd
Senior Manager

Bev specialises in personal tax, supporting high net worth individuals in dealing with tax planning, tax returns, capital gains tax issues and property accounts. A senior manager in our private client team, Bev is involved with the day to day running of our personal tax team.

Gunhild Dam
Gunhild Dam
Senior Tax Specialist

Gunhild provides specialist tax advice to wealthy individuals and their families, trusts, trustees and beneficiaries, business owners and entrepreneurs. She also supports non-UK resident and non-UK domiciled individuals.

Steve Roberts
Steve Roberts
Senior Manager

Steve provides bespoke personal tax advice to wealthy individuals and their families, business owners and trustees, he is particularly experienced in advising the owners of law firms and dental practices.

Paul Mitchell
Paul Mitchell
Senior Tax Manager

Paul provides guidance on all aspects of taxation and trust administration matters and is particularly experienced in advising on a range of capital taxes planning issues.

Alison Hirst
Alison Hirst
Senior Tax Manager

Alison takes care of personal tax compliance and planning matters for wealthy individuals and their families, company directors, solicitors, barristers and partnerships.

John Fuszard
John Fuszard
VAT Consultant

In an incredibly complex field, John has an enviable depth of VAT knowledge and is experienced in supporting a wide range of clients. He’s a recognised expert on VAT and the other indirect taxes such as Customs & Excise Duties, Financial Intermediaries, Landfill Tax and Insurance Premium Tax.

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