Expertise for your tax affairs

Our team of tax experts understand the complexities, unforeseen risks and tax opportunities in a wide range of sectors and business transactions.

We take pride in our commercial awareness and provide a pragmatic approach to the challenges our clients face.

We have extensive experience of working with businesses of all sizes and complexities with different strategic objectives as well as key stakeholders with their own unique goals and circumstances.

Our professional, knowledgeable, and supportive team here at Williamson & Croft can advise you and your business on a range of opportunities and risks associated with your affairs. We will spend time with you to truly  understand your challenges and objectives, whilst incorporating commercial rationale to ensure our tax advice provides a robust solution.

We advise businesses and individuals on a wide range of tax issues. Give us a call today on 0161 399 0121 or email us at to learn more about our tax- services, and how we can protect your business’s revenue.

Our Tax Services

We offer a range of specialist tax-based services

Corporate & Business Tax

Ensuring your corporate affairs are structured correctly to ensure tax liabilities are managed and charged at the appropriate level, taking advantage of reliefs, exemptions and other opportunities and to maximise commercial opportunities and operational efficiency.  We regularly assist clients with R&D Tax Credits, incorporations, Capital Allowances, SSE opportunities, corporate losses and interest restrictions, creative taxes, partnership taxes, stamp taxes, anti-avoidance advisory, EIS and SEIS share issuances and transfer of ownership advice.


Whether you are planning to or are already trading or investing in the UK, becoming party to the complex UK corporate tax system is a minefield. We can navigate around the obligations, risks and opportunities which arise for international businesses. Likewise where UK companies wish to expand overseas we can advise on the tax impact in relation to their UK tax affairs. We assist clients with tax services during the incorporation and management of subsidiaries, branches or liaison offices as well as permanent establishments.

We also advise on the application of double taxation treaties, VAT, withholding tax on cross border transactions, assistance in the preparation of documentation, transfer pricing or profit fragmentation, and the application of the CFC regime.

Transaction & Restructuring Tax

Undertaking any transaction is an important business decision, and it is key that management and other stakeholders understand the tax implications of the transaction. Whether it is a financing deal, a merger, an acquisition, disposal, or restructuring, the tax cost and treatment is a key factor in order to make an informed decision. Our tax experts have assisted on transactions of all sizes from first time acquisitions through to assisting financial institutions.

Our tax services can support a number of areas:

  • Deal and consideration structuring.
  • Due diligence.
  • HMRC clearances or time to pay arrangements where necessary.
  • Heads of Terms and Share Purchase Agreement advice and drafting of warranties and indemnities.
  • Demergers.
  • Stamp duty and SDLT advice.
  • Exit tax reliefs such as substantial shareholding exemption or entrepreneurs relief.
  • Advice on tax relief for deal costs including VAT recovery.
  • Post-completion actions such as return submissions.

Employer Solutions

Attracting, motivating and retaining your staff is a key challenge for all businesses. Good staff retention will ensure your business retains its greatest asset – its people.  Also developing good incentives will keep your people engaged, incentivised and working towards your common goals. Our tax team can assist you with the creation and implementation of an effective solution to ensure reward packages and employment tax issues are managed.

We have implemented Enterprise Management Schemes, Company Share Option Plans, Employer Shareholder Status and Growth Share Schemes along with providing advice for remuneration package options, contract wording and assisting with compliance following the implementation of any schemes.

Real Estate & Construction Tax

We guide clients with buying, selling, developing, investing, and asset managing their property portfolios. Our tax services cover tax structuring, SDLT and VAT, capital allowances, the Construction Industry Scheme, equity and debt financing, as well as joint ventures and corporate streamlining. In addition we can assist with specific corporate tax issues that may also be relevant for real estate clients including corporate interest restrictions, cross border transactions, and substantial shareholding exemption relief.  Our tax experts can assist at all stages in the life cycle of any development or investment strategy ensuring all tax risks and opportunities are managed to maximise value.

Private Client

We understand that most individuals’ ultimate objectives are to maximise wealth and protection for generations to come, however the interaction of a number of taxes along with complex legislation may erode your wealth. We understand the need to fully appreciate your goals and intentions to ensure wealth is protected and maximised where possible, and we can support your overall strategy and input the tax considerations where needed before you make any financial decisions in order to achieve your objectives. Our advice will cover capital gains tax, exit planning, shareholder advice, inheritance tax advice, and trust planning.

Tax Investigations & Disputes

The potential outcome of an HMRC investigation or dispute can be costly with the level of penalties available to HMRC sometimes being greater than the tax due. Managing the risk and relationship with HMRC is paramount and we work closely with you and your business, your other advisers, and HMRC to ensure a suitable approach and outcome is reached and where possible, on your behalf, negotiate the terms for a settlement including the penalty position.


Ever changing VAT legislation and official guidance, case law and VAT systems create a complex environment wherever VAT is concerned. The VAT involved on international or property transactions can be significant so it is paramount that you apply the correct treatment. Williamson & Croft can provide the appropriate advice to ensure these risks are managed and VAT liabilities are accurately calculated to avoid errors and manage wider risks such as cash flow issues and identify efficient opportunities in relation to your business and its VAT position.

You Should Choose Williamson & Croft For Your Tax Needs

  • We are an award-winning firm of accountants and tax advisors offering the full range of services to clients within the UK and beyond it. This is highlighted by our 5* reviews, and the fact that we are highly recommended by so many of our clients and contacts.
  • We have clients from sectors as varied as property, construction, fashion, technology, professional services and digital, who respect our honest, open and pragmatic approach when it comes to providing guidance, advice and our range of services.
  • We make it our mission to support businesses with strategy, tax, reporting, and advice to help them achieve their goals, outperform their competition, reward their teams, and build robust businesses. We work tirelessly to achieve this, and take great pride in our approach.
  • We are easily found in Manchester and Liverpool and it would be great to arrange a meeting to discuss your business and for you to meet the team who will be assisting you.

Proactive and responsive

"I’ve enjoyed working with the guys at Williamson & Croft. They’ve been really proactive in providing advice, responsive to my short deadlines and would be happy to recommend them."

Beech Holdings

An impressive service

"I cannot speak highly enough of Williamson & Croft. Their customer service, attention to detail, responsiveness and strategic advice is very impressive, they go the extra mile to get the job done."


Professional experts

"We were very impressed with the expertise and professionalism that Williamson & Croft provided to us during our recent group restructuring and we would highly recommend their services."

Telecom Group

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