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ABOUT LORD ASSOCIATES

We are a team of reliable, approachable, and proactive accountants who will do more than just respond to your needs but work alongside you to help you succeed. Read through our services to see how we can help your business grow.

Tax Consultancy

Tax Consultancy is our key area of expertise. Lord Associates are able to provide a full range of tax-related advice using our team of high level advisors most of whom trained with large accountancy firms, or with HM Revenue & Customs. Lord Associates are able to advise on all areas of tax consultancy, including the following key disciplines:

  • Tax efficient income extraction from businesses
  • Efficient remuneration of personnel
  • Business structuring – mergers, de-mergers, management buy in/outs
  • Business acquisitions and expansion
  • Planning for exit – Retirement, sale and next-generation planning
  • Property taxation – dealing, development & investment
  • Estate planning – trusts, inheritance tax and post-death administration
  • VAT – planning and administration
  • Personal tax planning – strategies to mitigate income tax, CGT & IHT
  • International tax issues – planning for arrival in or departure from the UK, non-resident issues, overseas income, non-domiciled individuals
  • Utilising commercial tax solutions (share schemes, investments etc.)
  • SDLT Planning

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Tax Compliance

Lord Associates provides a full range of tax compliance services including:

  • Personal tax
  • Tax returns
  • Tax computations
  • HMRC Enquiries & investigations
  • Business tax
  • Corporate tax
  • Partnership tax
  • VAT registration & returns
  • Payroll
  • IR35 (personal service companies)
  • Estate tax, IHT returns & Probate
  • Trust taxation
  • International Tax issues
  • UK returns for non-residents/domiciles
  • Overseas tax returns
  • Property Tax (including capital allowances, VAT, stamp duty issues)
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

Accounting Services

Lord Associates provides a full business and personal accounting service including:

  • Statutory accounts
  • Bookkeeping
  • Management Accounting
  • Company Secretarial
  • Payroll
  • VAT registration and returns
  • Financial Reports for banks and other suppliers
  • Statutory and regulatory audits (via the TSL Group)

Business Services

To compliment the core practice disciplines of taxation and accounting services, LA provide a high level proactive strategic business consultancy. Our team of business experts provide hands on support for clients keen to maximise the potential of their organisation. We assist the evolution of small medium and large businesses though all stages from start-up through expansion and consolidation and finally to flotation, merger or sale. We provide non-executive directors to many of our client’s companies and are always happy to attend directors or partnership meetings to provide incisive empathic support. In addition to strategic planning we are happy to provide the following additional services either using our in house personnel or through the TSL Group network:

  • Business Administration
  • Corporate Finance
  • Premises Management
  • Property portfolio management
  • IT consultancy
  • Legal services
  • Mortgage advice
  • Funding advice for businesses
  • Advertising, marketing & PR
  • Bespoke marketing research
  • Banking relationships
  • Inward and outward investment

VAT Services

VAT can be highly complex. Due to the complexity of VAT it can be difficult for anyone other than a specialist to have clear grasp of the detail.

Our firm’s expertise can help to simplify the VAT process and ensure that your business, charity or not-for-profit organisation only pays the right amount of VAT. Whether you require help with your VAT returns or problematic business transactions, we can add value.

Our VAT team is highly experienced in recognising opportunities for savings and resolving issues – whether they arise from VAT inspections or transactions with complex VAT consequences. We provide advice and assistance to our clients and we are also engaged as specialist consultants by other firms of professional advisers.

Our approach

 Every client is unique and every project is different. We start by getting a thorough understanding of your business and your needs. You will have a dedicated personal contact who will be your adviser.

We deliver practical assistance in a timely manner. We avoid jargon providing you with advice given in a clear straightforward way.

 Our Goals

 Our goals are straightforward:

 · We want to help you manage your business’s VAT position – recognising opportunities, reducing costs and managing risks.

· We will provide clear, concise, practical advice.

· Finally, working with us should be enjoyable, straightforward and personal.

 How we can help

 Whatever your issue, Lord Associates can help, with proven expertise across a full range VAT and indirect tax issues including:

  • VAT reviews to identify opportunities or risks
  • VAT process reviews
  • VAT advice on corporate transactions
  • VAT registration and de-registration
  • VAT grouping
  • VAT return preparation and due diligence
  • Help with VAT inspections
  • VAT dispute resolution and assessment reviews
  • Partial exemption reviews
  • Land and property transaction planning
  • Capital Goods Scheme calculations
  • VAT cash flow planning
  • VAT aspects of international goods and services trades
  • 8th and 13th Directive claims to recover overseas VAT
  • Managing and advising on VAT Tribunal appeals and VAT disputes
  • Negotiations with HMRC
  • Regular updates on new VAT legislation and developments relevant to you
  • VAT Helpline service

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