Corporate Services

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Every business, throughout its lifecycle requires support from financial accountants. Whether you are an entrepreneur setting out on the journey, an established SME looking for growth or a company director seeking an exit or sale, our team can help. The professional advisers here are a friendly team who regularly deliver tailored strategic projects on corporate governance, business acquisitions and disposals, and achieving an exit.

A successful corporate finance deal will result in the creation, growth and acquisition of a business. This change in ownership, equity investment or shareholder base can bring a number of strategic choices to the fore. Debt restructuring, raising capital and undertaking a joint venture are just a few of the options available. Having a trusted adviser on hand to guide you through the process will bring peace of mind and also a professional sounding board to ensure you make the right decisions, based on reliable financial information and options.

We have a specialist Corporate Finance team and Partner; see our dedicated page for more information.

Corporate tax is a wide-ranging term but all organisations will regularly come across scenarios that will benefit from technical tax advice. To name a few, tax efficient structuring, mergers or demergers, iXBRL manual tagging, share buy backs, IR35 advice, and compliance and due diligence for corporate acquisitions and disposals including advising on tax warranties and indemnities. Get in touch if you have a question, we are happy to help!

Corporate structuring doesn’t just need to happen on the acquisition or sale of a business.  The impact of cross border trading has an increasing effect on companies, which means that business operations should be viewed with tax-efficiencies in mind.  Our team can help you to spot potential issues before they become a problem, in order that HMRC and your stakeholders receive communication efficiently.  Instances you should be aware of include technical accounting implications, tax advice on structuring a group of companies, tax relief planning, HMRC challenges and tax efficient asset management.  Talk to our team if you think a structuring issue might crop up in the near future for your organisation, early stage advice will pay dividends to achieve your preferred outcome.

Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust

“I am very happy to endorse Chiene + Tait. We have received invaluable advice from them regarding VAT issues. They have been very thorough and efficient throughout and have acted on our behalf in dealing with HMRC. They identified major savings on the VAT on the capital cost which has enabled our project to move forward.”

Neil Sutherland, MD, Makar

“We were introduced to Chiene & Tait in relation to an R&D tax credit application to HMRC and to say were were delighted with the outcome is an understatement. The specialist service provided made all the difference for a very successful claim and subsequent financial payout. Since this initial experience we have not hesitated in working with Chiene & Tait in subsequent years with continued success. I would reconvened their services to any progressive organisations engaged in R&D activities.”

Martin Nadin, Chief Executive, Scottish Veterans Residences

“They are well-informed about the charity and third sector. Their performance has been seamless, runs on rails, and their size allows them to provide us with a personalised service.”

Chris Wright, Founder, deltaDNA

“We have especially liked Chiene + Tait’s approach: they have always taken a long-term view, working with us to make sure we correctly allocate R&D and show to HMRC the reason each project is valuable research. This has allowed us to successfully secure the tax credits with the minimum of fuss and the confidence each year to invest. I cannot rate Chiene + Tate highly enough. Having worked with other firms during the years on R&D Tax Credits, Chiene + Tait are by far the most professional, easiest to work with and ultimately the best at maximising the value back to the company.”

Tabatha McCree-Cox, Tarbraxus Distillers

“Chiene + Tait offered that expertise which is really important. They have a very friendly team. For example, Kerry on the VAT side has been really good, very detailed: she sets out the information very clearly along with what needs to be done. They are so much better than the previous firm we used.”

Richard Cooper, CEO, Novosound

“Novosound chose to engage with Chiene + Tait for specific tax advice prior to commencing its spin out. We chose C+T due to their deep knowledge of tax treatment with respect to share issues at company formation. This knowledge was exceedingly useful before and during the spin out process. The firm was easy to deal with and when a particular issue arose at the 11th hour, they dropped everything and developed a practical solution that suited all parties. All together C+T are a great firm to work with.”

Bruce Weir, Director, CW Properties

“Chiene + Tait have been excellent to deal with over the last ten years, with clear robust advice on all aspects of our company work. They really do think through solutions to provide best advice at all times.”

Gillian Brown

“They are efficient and I’ve found the people to be easy to work with. They are very transparent in their approach, and always very quick and professional in their responses. I do regard them as a trusted adviser.”

Karen Stark, Head of Finance, Care Visions Group

“Chiene + Tait have provided Care Visions with a professional service from the start: the set-up and parallel runs gave me so much confidence in the decision to outsource. The team at Chiene + Tait are always professional, extremely helpful and reliable.”

Enable Scotland

“As an organisation, we have had a hugely positive experience working with Chiene + Tait. The firm is easy to work with, flexible and promotes a real sense of confidence in their work and advice.”

Barry McCorkell, Director, Aubrey Capital Management

“I had no hesitation in asking for advice from the Chiene + Tait team when HMRC selected us for an Employer Compliance Review. Having longstanding trusted advisers at our side made it a lot easier and a lot less stressful! HMRC’s recommendations were quick to be addressed and adopted so the review, which could have been a challenging and unnerving experience, was instead professional and efficient. I would have no hesitation in recommending the C+T team to anyone in the future.”

Neil Wilkie, COO, Mironid

“We have been delighted to work with Chiene + Tait on our R&D tax credit claim over the past few years. The guidance and professionalism of the C+T team has resulted in a smooth submission process with a concomitant successful outcome. I’d highly recommend their services.”

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