Our Full Range of Services

Aswell as serving landlords, we also specialise in a full range of services.


Property Restructuring 


School Fees Planning


Research & Development


Inheritance Tax Planning


Capital Gains Tax Planning


Employee Share Schemes

Restructuring for Property Investors

Property investors holding property personally have been hit with numerous tax charges in recent years. Transferring properties to a limited company can mitigate a lot of these tax charges. The transfer can be achieved in a tax-efficient manner with our planning.

Over the last 3 years property investors have been subject to tax increases due to:

  • Abolition of wear & tear allowance
  • 3% Stamp Duty Land Tax surcharge
  • Mortgage interest relief restrictions (known as “Section 24”)


As companies are not affected by Section 24, it is beneficial for landlords to incorporate their portfolios into a limited company.

Many accountants (not tax specialists) advise their property investor clients against incorporation on the basis the transfer would be subject to:

  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax

Benefits of incorporation

  • Corporation tax of 19% vs income tax of 40%
  • Full deduction for mortgage interest
  • Capital gains up to date of incorporation are effectively exempted
  • Gains on future disposal based on capital growth from date of incorporation to disposal
  • Control on profit extraction
  • Greater scope for Inheritance Tax Planning
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School Fees Planning

Are you a business-owner with children in private school?

Did you know business owners with children in private education can pay for school fees in a tax efficient manner. At CTP, our Chartered Tax Advisors have years of experience setting up these structures and can advise on all of the affected taxes.

With planning:

  • Some shares in company are transferred into a trust.
  • Dividend is paid to the trust.
  • Trust then pays for school fees.
  • Dividend is not taxed as it’s ultimately assessed on child – who has £13,500 of tax-free allowances per year (usually enough to cover school fees).
  • The average cost of private school is £15,000 per annum.

Without planning:

Business owner draws dividend from company, suffers 32.5% tax on dividend, then pays school fees.

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Research & Development claims

Companies that use technology to improve a product/process can claim for tax relief on qualifying project. Tax savings can be significant.

What is it?

The most generous corporation tax relief there is.  Enhanced tax relief for qualifying R&D projects.

Tax savings of:

  • 24.7% (Profit-making companies)
  • 33.35% (Loss-making companies)

of eligible expenditure


Which companies qualify?

All sorts of companies qualify. As the definition of R&D is so broad we’ve had companies from all industries make claims, including:

  • Photographers
  • Curtain pole makers
  • Breweries
  • Pension fund managers
  • & everything in between

Qualifying R&D project

The definition of R&D, for these purposes, is very broad.

If a company has used technology to:

  • Improve a product
  • Improve a process
  • Increase efficiency
  • Create a bespoke soluion

then there will be a qualifying project

Inheritance Tax Planning

Review individuals estate to assess any planning which can be carried out reduce IHT on death. Common planning includes lifetime gifts, gifts out of income, and transfers to trusts.

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Capital Gains Tax Planning

Where asset is “pregnant” with capital gain, gain could be mitigated by transferring to a structure ahead of disposal.

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Employee Share Schemes

Do you have key employees? If they left the business would it have a detrimental affect? Would incentivising them through shares/share options increase your chances of retaining them? Speak to us about employee share schemes to retain your key employees.

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Why Comprehensive Tax Planning?

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    Our Experience

    Sean is a Chartered Tax Advisor with 10 years experience in tax, having worked for two Top 10 firms.

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    Client Focus

    We provide our clients with suitable tax advice and tax efficient strategies, tailored to your exact needs and individual requirements.

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    Expert Advice

    We mitigate your tax liability and assist you in making better informed business decisions.

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    Competitive Rates

    We guarantee to match, or better, quotes for like-for-like tax advice.

Got an Enquiry?

If you would like to discuss your tax with us, you can contact us using phone or email and a member of our team will be able to assist you. You can also make an online enquiry through our Contact Form.


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