Tax. Getting this right is one of the biggest challenges you face, as a business and as an individual. We can help.

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Business tax services

At Bates Weston, we understand that you need sound professional advice, given by a business partner who has taken the time to understand you and your business.

Business structure, reorganisations & reconstructions:

We can review alternative business structures and recommend a route that will deliver your strategic objectives and minimise your tax liabilities.


If you are considering operating as a company, we can advise you on the benefits and disadvantages of incorporation and the different ways it can be achieved.

Strategic Planning:

There are tax implications for all growth or exit strategies. Discussing your longer term business plans with us, at the earliest opportunity, will ensure effective tax planning for your business. We will consider:-

  • Funding

  • Profit Extraction - including dividend policy

  • Pre-transaction assessment and planning on disposal of asset or companies

  • Planning, due diligence and integration of mergers and acquisitions

Capital Allowances Consulting:

Often potential claims to capital allowances can be overlooked. We will help you to ensure that you take full advantage of all available capital allowances.

Self-Assessment Tax Returns:

We will complete your tax returns, ensure they are submitted on time and advise you of your tax liabilities and when these fall due.

Contact Graham Buckell at or your usual Bates Weston contact to find out how we can help you.