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Tax can often be the single most significant cost for businesses and individuals. It is a legal requirement to ensure that tax returns are completed and that compliance obligations are met, but tax is an area in which specialist experience is required to plan effectively and if considered and reviewed regularly, will result in savings.

Almost every event or transaction will have a tax consequence and there can often be unintended tax liabilities by not seeking advice at an early stage. Good tax advice will drive how a transaction is structured resulting in liabilities being significantly mitigated whilst of course complying with highly intricate legislation.

Our Tax team have extensive experience and cover areas such as:

  • Corporation tax compliance and advisory

  • Capital gains tax

  • Tax on transactions

  • Tax investigations

  • Research and development tax relief

  • Personal tax compliance and advisory

  • Private business tax advisory

  • Indirect taxes – i.e. VAT

  • Options to tax land

  • Inheritance tax

  • Succession planning

  • Stamp duty land tax



We recognise the time investment required to effectively run a business. Providing information for your annual accounts can feel like another action to add to your already extensive list, but your annual accounts are more than a regulatory procedure. They provide an accurate reflection of your annual financial performance and can be an essential tool for directors when making strategic decisions. They are also necessary when sourcing external finance.


For some businesses, we recommend our management accounts service. Here, we ensure up-to-date financials are being tracked, including cashflow, profitability and performance ratios. This can incorporate the review and preparation of your VAT returns.



As well as ensuring that you meet statutory reporting obligations, our audit services allow us to suggest practical ways in which your current procedures and practice can be improved. Our experienced team do this by examining your business and identifying ways to add value.


O’Brien & Partners’ directors and senior management team have experience in a wide range of sectors, enabling specific and relevant advice for all businesses.

We provide audits in the following areas:

  • Statutory Audits for both companies and charities

  • Grant claims

  • Sector specific audits including Solicitors Accounts Rules, ABTA, Pension Schemes, FSA