Business Tax Manager

The Role

Duties and responsibilities would include the following:

  • Managing the corporation tax compliance process for a portfolio of corporate clients including both standalone clients and groups;
  • Tax advisory to partners and clients including:
  • -Structures – company, LLP, etc.;
  • -Restructuring;
  • -Research and development tax relief;
  • -Group tax planning;
  • -International matters;
  • -Venture capital tax reliefs;
  • -Share schemes and valuations;
  • -Corporate and property acquisitions and disposals; and
  • -Tax sections due diligence reports.
  • Identifying tax efficient opportunities for clients and liaising with partners on implementing those opportunities;
  • Responsible for managing billing and work in progress;
  • Team responsibilities including line management for junior staff and assisting in development, training and the appraisal process for sub team staff; and
  • Involvement in business development of the firm including attending networking events and opportunity to join a sector group.

Person Specification

  • Deliver work to a high standard and willingness to provide an excellent client service;
  • Able to demonstrate good client focused skills, ability to work unsupervised, work within a team, influence and negotiate;
  • Excellent communication skills essential, being able to communicate with all levels externally and internally; and
  • Show creativity with desire to identify possible tax opportunities and potential pitfalls.

Work-Based Competencies

  • Has previously managed a client portfolio including groups;
  • Ideally be CTA qualified;
  • Good Microsoft skills, outlook, excel, word; and
  • Alpha tax knowledge preferred.

Miranda Bolton

Miranda has a wide portfolio of clients across various corporate sectors including property, hospitality and CMT. Many of Miranda’s clients she has serviced continuously since the start of her career and she prides herself on her ability to understand her clients needs and respond efficiently with accurate and effective corporation tax advice.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2015, Miranda worked as a chalet host in the Austrian Alps for 5 months having finished her Biology undergraduate degree at the University of Nottingham.

In her spare time, Miranda enjoys Crossfit, cycling and visiting the wonderful restaurants London has to offer.

Rico Harris

Rico has over seven years of experience in corporation tax compliance and broader advisory. His specialisms include R&D and creative sector reliefs and capital allowances. As an R&D specialist, he has broad experience in the preparation of R&D tax relief claims and is able to advise on how to both maximise the value and reduce the risk of making a claim. He has prepared claims for a range of businesses, across multiple sectors and including some household names.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre, Rico trained at Grant Thornton and Smith and Williamson before joining EY’s R&D team.

Beyond haysmacintyre, Rico is a keen sports coach and community volunteer which anchors him to his local community and bolsters his awareness of local issues.

In his spare time, Rico enjoys tennis, rugby, film & TV and attempting ambitious DIY projects.

Autumn Budget 2021: highlights

The key tax announcements include:

  • Creative tax reliefs for theatres, orchestras, museums and galleries doubled until April 2023, with rates reducing to current levels by 2024
  • R&D Tax Relief:
    • Scope to be expanded to include cloud computing and data costs
    • Restricted to UK activity from April 2023
  • Tonnage tax for shipping: amendments to favour shipping carrying a UK flag
  • Air passenger duty:
    • A reduced rate for internal UK flights from April 2023
    • A new additional rate for long-haul flights
  • Annual Investment Allowance of £1m extended to April 2023
  • Business rates:
    • 50% discount for the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors for 12 months
    • Revaluations every three years
    • 12 months exemption for business property improvements
    • Investment relief for green investment
    • Multiplier frozen for 2022/23
  • Alcohol duty to be simplified and reformed:
    • To be based on alcohol strength
    • Reliefs for small producers
    • Relief for draught beers and ciders
    • Planned increase for spirits cancelled
  • National Living Wage to increase to £9.50 per hour from April 2022
  • Fuel duty: planned rate rise cancelled
  • Universal Credit: taper rate to be reduced from 63% to 55% by 1 December 2021
  • Capital Gains Tax on residential property: reporting deadline increased from 30 to 60 days
  • A pledge to reduce taxes by the end of this Parliament

Our detailed summary will follow tomorrow morning. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our Tax team, your usual haysmacintyre contact or Katharine Arthur if you have any queries.

Emma Stewart

Emma is a business tax manager who has trained as a Chartered Tax Advisor. She has worked in practice for over eight years and her focus has predominantly been on corporation tax compliance and advisory matters. Emma has vast experience in working with a range of clients from small owner managed businesses to large groups assisting them with their corporation tax matters. Emma’s key areas of advisory include the preparation of capital allowances claims and establishing share option schemes.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys spending time with family and friends and going to the gym.

Diana Negentsova

Diana specialises in R&D tax reliefs and her portfolio includes a range of clients within the CMT, food, life science and financial services sectors. As a member of the training team, she is well placed to deliver training sessions to her clients, ensuring they keep abreast of the latest sector and regulatory updates.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2017, Diana was a Tax Associate at a top global management consulting firm, where she was a member of the Corporate tax and R&D teams.

In her spare time, Diana enjoys sci-fi and fantasy novels, gaming and travelling.

Jamie Whale

Jamie specialises in providing direct tax and Gift Aid tax advice to not-for-profit organisations, including charities, sports governing bodies and membership organisations. His clients span the not for profit sector and include many large household name charities, together with a growing portfolio of internationally focussed organisations.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in 2019 Jamie worked in the wider corporate sector and has a wide range of experiences across small, medium and Big 4-sized firms and clients.

Jamie also advises owner-managed businesses and property sector clients on their corporation tax affairs.

In his spare time, Jamie is an avid follower of football and cricket, and enjoys attending live music and summer festivals. He also enjoys running and volunteering at his local parkrun event.

Jo-Ann Beisty

Jo-Ann focuses on running the compliance process for a variety of clients as well as well as advising and assisting non-resident property companies on UK filing obligations.

Jo-Ann joined the firm in 2004 as a junior assistant in a much smaller department before specialising in Charity/not for profit sector issues in 2013. The firm now has a dedicated not for profit team within the wider Business Tax department.

In her spare time, Jo-Ann enjoys skiing, country music and Gaelic sports.

Zayar Htut

He enjoys looking after compliance services for his varied client base, and advises a broad range of tax consultancy services including R&D relief claim, Theatre, Film and TV tax relief, EIS/SEIS scheme, EMI options, group reorganisations and cross border taxation.

Prior to joining haysmacintyre in May 2021, Zayar worked as a tax manager at a top 20 firm, and as a tax associate at a local independent firm, part of the Moore UK network.

Outside of work and family life, Zayar enjoys watching most sports and days out.