Want to pay less corporate tax?

Whether you run a single company or a whole group, we’ll make sure you can retain more profit or extract more value from your business.

For almost every business, corporation tax is an inevitable payment. Yet this tax payment is often the most dreaded. Our corporate tax team provide a comprehensive range of tax services for businesses.

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Business tax planning

How you structure your personal and company affairs can have a massive impact on the tax your business pays. We’ll come up with a tax planning strategy for your business that makes sure you retain more profit from your business.

Corporate tax services

Tax relief for companies

Our experienced corporate tax team provide a comprehensive range of specialist tax services to owner-managed businesses. We can help to optimise tax reliefs and exemptions in a way that is tailored to your circumstances, and so ease the potential impact of turbulent economic conditions.

Corporation tax returns

Accidental mistakes on company tax returns can lead to HMRC penalties. We’ll make sure your company tax affairs are legal and accurate, right down to the last detail. We can help with with:

  • Business tax computations.
  • Completing and filing company tax returns.
  • Maximising allowances and reliefs from earnings.
  • Dealing with HMRC full and aspect enquiries.

Capital Gains Tax (CGT)

If you own and sell valuable items you may need to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This can often involve complex calculations. We’ll do the calculations for you or tell you if the asset is exempt.

R&D tax credits

R&D tax credits are the biggest corporate tax relief available to SMEs, but awareness of what counts as qualifying expenditure is low.

We’ve helped many businesses across a huge range of sectors with successful R&D claims. Read some of our R&D examples, or find out more about our how to claim R&D tax relief.


Need to argue that your product should be zero rated? Want help disputing an assessment? Or represent a specific business sector and want to challenge a VAT rule? We’re the people to have in your corner.

We’ve worked on many high profile VAT cases, claiming back literally thousands for our clients in backdated VAT refunds.

Capital allowances

Tax relief is available on some capital expenditure in the form of capital allowances. The capital allowance rules can be complex. Our tax team can help with capital allowances computations, timing of purchases and sales of capital assets.

HMRC tax investigations

All enquiries by HMRC should be taken seriously. Haines Watts Tax Investigation Team has dealt with tax investigations at all levels and know that the involvement of a specialist at the right time can be crucial.

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