Tax Advisors & Tax Consultants

Seagrave French provides tax services to both business owners and private individuals. Let our tax advisors take the stress out of your tax return.

There aren’t many people who are happy to pay more tax than they are legally obliged to. And we will ensure that you don’t. We provide advice for both business owners and individuals. This includes all aspects of self-assessment, tax returns, enquiries or disputes, tax planning, trusts, property tax, correspondence with HMRC and tax investigation fees protection.

All accountants should be capable of completing your tax return and advising your position and liabilities. But we do more than that. There are many ways of saving tax and we work to fully maximise your tax planning opportunities.

We guide clients through tax planning in relation to personal tax, business tax, tax-efficient employee remuneration strategies, VAT planning, inheritance tax strategies, capital gains, profit extraction strategies, exit strategies, employment status and IR35 advice.

New clients are often surprised at how much can be done to help their tax position. We are always willing to go that extra mile to offer advice on the areas where tax can be saved. We enjoy this work!

We also work with individuals and businesses who are investigated – often selected at random – by HMRC. It’s not pleasant and we offer support, guidance and advice throughout the process through to resolution. We know how HMRC operates and will fight your case.

Personal Tax

“Need help with your Tax Return or want to pay less tax?”

Personal tax services are available both for business owners and private individuals including…

  • All aspects of Self Assessment
  • Dealing with Tax Returns
  • Tax enquiries
  • Computation of liabilities
  • Tax disputes
  • Correspondence with HMRC
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Tax Investigation Fees Protection
  • Trusts

Tax Planning

“You are entitled to arrange your affairs to pay the absolute legal minimum amount of tax.”

Whilst completion of tax returns and statutory tax obligations are important jobs, all accountants should be capable of completing them and advising you of your tax position and liabilities.

We try to do more than just this and are interested in maximising your tax planning opportunities.

We all have to pay our taxes but within the legal framework, there are numerous ways of saving tax and making sure you do not pay a penny more than is absolutely necessary. We have extensive experience in this area of work and always fight as hard as we can for our clients.

We can help with tax planning in relation to…

  • Personal taxes;
  • Business taxes;
  • Tax efficient employee remuneration strategies;
  • VAT planning;
  • Inheritance Tax strategies;
  • Capital Gains;
  • Profit extraction strategies;
  • Exit strategies;
  • Employment status;
  • IR35 advice.

Apart from extensive experience in this arena, we have invested heavily in reference materials and specialist software and have access to the Tax Legislation, Tax Cases, to the internal manuals of HMRC and to detailed commentary on all taxes, direct and indirect. This allows us to research any tax topic at all and provide many ways of helping you legally save tax.

New clients are often surprised at how much can be done to help with their tax position. We are always willing to go that extra mile to offer advice on the areas where tax can be saved. We enjoy this work!

It is important that this work is done in advance and you should contact us as soon as possible.

All of our Tax Planning makes legitimate use of the Tax Legislation and Case Law so that you are not put at additional risk from a full HMRC Enquiry, or where there are risks, these are pointed out to you.

Inheritance Tax Planning

“Avoid paying tax again on wealth you’ve accumulated and been taxed on already!”

Tailored wealth succession planning enables a smooth transition to the next generation as well as minimising tax liabilities.

We can advise…

  • Individuals whose estate planning is close to the nil-rate band or many times larger
  • Techniques to mitigate inheritance tax on family homes, family businesses and investment portfolios
  • On both lifetime transfers and wills

However, estate planning is not solely about tax and we adopt a common-sense approach, helping you to ensure your own financial needs are met and to avoid “giving away too much too soon”.

Property Tax

“Are you a buy to let investor or property dealer or developer?”

Property tax is a bit of a maze and we can advise you on issues such as…

  • Tax reduction strategies for rental income
  • What is a repair and tax-deductible and what is the capital and not
  • When to use a Limited Company to save tax
  • Trading income versus Capital Gain considerations and advice
  • Capital Gains rollover and holdover considerations
  • Stamp duty planning
  • Tax-efficient mortgage structures;
  • VAT considerations of property deals
  • Making the most of the Principal Private
  • Residence election
  • Tax issues on the sale of part of your residence
  • Second homes
  • Inheritance Tax angles


“Trusts aren’t just for the very wealthy”

Trusts can be used as part of a wealth protection strategy to protect assets as well as tax planning vehicles, particularly as part of inheritance tax planning.

We can advise on the setting up and running of…

  • Discretionary trusts;
  • Accumulation and maintenance trusts for children;
  • Interest in possession trusts.

We can deal with all trust accounting and tax matters on your behalf.

Tax Disputes

“Let us fight your corner and maximise your chances of beating the Taxman!”

It’s an unfortunate fact of business life that from time to time there will be disagreement between the taxpayer and HMRC. Sometimes it is the facts of the case that are in question but it is also often the legislation itself that is in question. Tax isn’t always black and white and where this is the case we are happy to argue your case in the strongest possible terms.

As a taxpayer, you have many rights and we will ensure they are never forgotten by HMRC.

Disputes can arise in all sorts of areas outside of full enquiries and investigations including…

  • Employment status disputes
  • Repairs v capital disputes
  • Private usage adjustments
  • Capital allowances – is it plant or property?
  • Settlements legislation – the classic husband
  • and wife company scenario
  • IR35
  • Valuations for tax purposes
  • Is it a trading activity?
  • VAT segregation of businesses to avoid registration
  • Employee benefit disputes

We have the specialist tax knowledge to assist with a wide range of tax disputes.

Tax Enquiries and Investigations

It is an unfortunate fact of business life that you may well come under enquiry by HMRC through no fault of your own or of your accountant. HMRC now investigates businesses at random as well as for specific reasons. A full investigation is not a pleasant experience for anyone. Without expert defence, it is possible to get trampled all over.

If you are selected at random, you need an accountant who knows how HMRC works and thinks and is prepared to fight your case. We make sure that Taxman keeps to their own internal guidelines and don’t over step the mark. We will talk you through the enquiry process and what to expect and support you throughout.

The Penalties

There are various penalties HMRC can seek to impose following an enquiry for undeclared income. As well as having to pay the tax, you can find them seeking penalties up to an amount equal to the tax, so doubling your tax bill. Interest in the late payment of the tax is also part of the arrangement – not a pleasant experience. We can help you minimise these penalties.

Anti-investigation Scanning Checks

Whilst with random investigations anyone can come under enquiry, you can help to avoid the chance of an investigation into your affairs for other reasons. We know the triggers that often give rise to enquiries if not fully explained to HMRC when submitting Returns to them. Every Tax Return or set of accounts we submit to the Taxman goes through an anti-investigation scanning check to identify any areas that may lead to an enquiry before they are submitted without explanation. This really does help to minimise the chances of you being on the wrong end of an enquiry.

Fee Protection

HMRC has powers to investigate income tax and corporation taxpayers at RANDOM.

With the ever-increasing risks of full tax enquiries and investigations, it’s worth considering protecting yourself from the accountancy costs of dealing with it as the amount of work involved is often substantial.

You can get cover for the following…

  • Self-assessment enquiries
  • VAT enquiries
  • PAYE and benefits enquiries
  • IR35 enquiries

Even if HMRC finds nothing as a result of any investigation, you will still have unexpected professional fees to pay as a result.

We cannot prevent you from being investigated by the Taxman, but we can help to ensure that you get the best possible support and advice without having to worry about the cost.

Find All Your Tax Services at Seagrave French

The benefits of having access to tax services from a Certified Chartered Accountant or a Certified Tax Accountant cannot be overstated. Today, more businesses of all types (sole traders, Partnerships, Private limited companies, Public limited companies, Non-Profit organisations, and Cooperatives) are reaching out and connecting with fully outsourced financial teams to provide long-term support. If you are interested in utilizing accounting services yourself, check out Seagrave French.

Let your business outpace expectations with our range of services including Accounting Services, Audits, Bookkeeping, Business Support, Payroll Services, Tax Advisors and VAT Services—all designed to scale with your needs.

Ready to meet the team? Reach out for a free consultation today with our tax accountants.

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Our tax accountants are professionals who specializes in tax accounting, which involves the preparation, review, and filing of tax returns for individuals and businesses. Our tax accountants help clients comply with tax laws and regulations and minimize their tax liability by identifying and taking advantage of available deductions and credits.

In addition to preparing tax returns, our tax accountants may also provide tax planning and advisory services, assist with tax audits, and help clients resolve tax-related disputes with tax authorities. 


Our tax accountants plays a crucial role in helping individuals and businesses navigate the complex world of taxation. Our tax accountants use their expertise and knowledge to help our clients save money, reduce their tax liability, and ensure compliance with tax laws and regulations.

Our tax accountants works tirelessly to keep up-to-date with changing tax laws and regulations, which can be a daunting task for many people. Our tax accountants use their expertise and analytical skills to identify opportunities for tax savings, while also ensuring that their clients remain compliant with tax laws and regulations.

In addition, our tax accountants provide valuable advice and guidance to their clients, helping them to make informed decisions about their finances and business operations. Our tax accountants work closely with their clients to understand their unique needs and circumstances, and provide tailored solutions that meet their specific requirements.

Overall, our tax accountants are an essential part of your financial system, and our expertise and dedication helps to ensure that your tax system operates smoothly.


At Seagrave French, our tax accountants are highly trained professionals with years of experience helping individuals and businesses navigate the complexities of tax laws and regulations. Our tax accountants provides invaluable advices and guidances to our clients, helping them to optimize their tax savings while ensuring full compliance with all tax requirements. Our tax accountants are not just number crunchers, they are also excellent communicators who can explain complex tax issues in simple, easy-to-understand terms.

Our tax accountants are passionate about what they do and are committed to providing exceptional service to their clients. By working with our tax accountants, you can have peace of mind knowing that your tax affairs are in expert hands.



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Tax Advisors

Seagrave French provides tax services to both business owners and private individuals. Let our tax advisors take the stress out of your tax return.

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