UK Tax Agent

We can act as your HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) UK Tax Agent, we will represent your UK company and deal with HM Revenue & Customs with regards your corporation taxation and VAT filings.

We will have continuous internet access to all details about your account with the tax authorities for all the taxes you pay, and we will deal with your company tax correspondence with the H M Revenue & Customs.

  • The HMRC will then correspond with us regarding all of the taxation affairs of your company
  • Deal with all initial forms received from H M Revenue & Customs upon incorporation
  • We will then be able to register you for any taxes you need to pay

As your Tax Agent this allows us to

  • Speak to the HMRC on your behalf
  • File tax returns on your behalf
  • Get a tax residency certificate for any international or customs business
  • Monitor the balance owing by or to you by HMRC at any time

Taxes for which a UK Tax Agent can assist

  • Corporation Tax
  • VAT and import and export of goods
  • Taxes withheld for employees and directors - Social Security, Advanced Income Tax and PAYE
  • Payments through the Constructor's Industry Scheme
  • Income Tax - for directors of limited companies and for shareholders of LLP

Services you can use

The services which you require a UK Tax Agent for include:

  • Corporation Tax
  • VAT Mini One Stop Shop for Agents - Use this service to account for VAT due in other Member States on a single return on behalf of your EU and non EU business clients who provide telecommunications, broadcasting and e-services to EU customers.
  • Employment Related Securities for Agents - For agents to view schemes and arrangements for their clients and notify and submit grants of options for Enterprise Management Incentives.
  • PAYE for Agents - For companies with UK-based employees or UK resident directors
  • Self Assessment for Agents - For individuals who are UK resident or a foreign resident with UK property
  • VAT for Agents -  For companies with a UK VAT account, who need to file VAT returns and returns such as an EC Sales List
  • VAT EU Refunds for Agents - An overseas company can reclaim VAT spent on a visit to the UK. A claim can be made by an agent, as long as it is supported by a letter of authority to allow us to act

HMRC Corporation Tax Agent

As your tax agent we are formally authorised to deal with HMRC on behalf of your company.

The agent has access to online services on behalf of any client, so can see information about a client's tax liability, and what forms have been lodged on their behalf. 

Corporation Tax:

  • Talk to HMRC about the client and exchange information with them
  • Send and receive letters, forms and returns about the client's tax affairs
  • appeal against an assessment sent to you
  • File corporation tax returns and lodge detailed accounts and tax computations on your behalf using specific software
  • File corrected corporations tax returns, and ensure that these are logged, if there were mistakes in a previous period
  • As your Corporation Tax agent, we receive a copy of all letters sent to you.

UK Company Corporation Tax Requirements

A UK company must file a notice of its existence to the H M Revenue & Customs within 3 months of incorporation, and must file with the HMRC a Corporation Tax Return no later than 12 months after its year end. Should either of these dates be missed then penalties and interest become payable.

  • We will assist and submit your company annual Corporation Tax return
  • Organise collection and payment of the corporation tax
  • Obtain CTA09/ S18 exemption for the company – if some Corporation Tax is due in accordance with rules of other countries

UK Tax Agent and Registering for VAT

The VAT agent can:

  • Talk to HMRC about the tax account and general details: places of business, bank account details for regular payments of refunds of VAT and details about places of business if applicable
  • Submit VAT returns and change client's registration details
  • Apply for and ensure that the client gets EU refunds
  • Apply for a EORI number for import and export

There are several very common situations which we can assist with:

  • Where a company needs to register and to collect VAT in the UK
  • Where a company wants to register for VAT in the UK, because they have a UK company for European business
  • Where a company spends money regularly in the UK, and need a VAT number to get VAT reimbursed

Where a Company needs to Register for VAT

All companies which are trading in the UK, and which do not have a resident director have to register for VAT.

Obtaining the EORI number for import and export from outside the European Union

Your company will need an EORI number to import and export goods from and to the European Union. The number is usually obtained in the UK when the company is incorporated there; even if the company has a connection with another European country.

Applying for Certificate of Tax Residency to avoid double tax

We can request a Certificate of Tax Residency. the content and form of this certificate depends on:

  • Type of tax or withholding tax that can be reduced in the other country
  • The wording of the Double Tax Treaty with that country
  • The relationship that your country has with the UK: for example, resident directors, employees, where the customers and clients are.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will provide UK residents with an official Certificate of Residence’. This document is normally used by a UK registered business to confirm the company is located in the UK for tax purposes. The certificate of residence is used when two countries have a double taxation treaty.

The format of the certificate can vary slightly but it typically confirms-

  • The company name
  • The registered address of the company
  • That the company is registered in the UK in accordance with a specified tax treaty or convention

HMRC Certificate of UK Residency

We can provide a certified and signed HMRC Certificate of UK Residency which is Apostilled at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. This Apostille certificate confirms the officer's signature on the certified HMRC certificate is genuine. The certificate contains your company unique taxpayer reference, company name and registered office address. This certifies to the best of the HM Revenue and Customs' knowledge, the above company was a resident of the United Kingdom from the period in accordance with Article 4 of the Convention in force.

UK Certificate of Residence - Sample

Distance selling of Goods to UK

Distance selling is when a VAT-registered business in one EU country supplies and delivers goods to a customer in another EU country who isn't registered for VAT. You are distance selling into the UK if:

  • you're outside the UK but in another EU country
  • you sell goods to customers in the UK who are not registered for VAT
  • you deliver or arrange for the delivery of the goods.

The UK has entered into a number of double tax treaties with other countries which aim to ensure that those who would otherwise be liable to tax on income and gains both in the UK and another contracting state will not be taxed twice on the same income or gains.

To claim relief under a double tax treaty, a UK resident individual must provide evidence of the fact that he is tax resident in the UK. For some countries a taxpayer will need to complete a specific claim form issued by that country’s tax authority and which HMRC must endorse with a certificate. For other countries it will be sufficient to provide a letter – called a “certificate of residence” – which will confirm the taxpayer was tax resident in the UK in a particular period. The new form, provides an efficient and streamlined way for a UK tax resident individual to prove to a foreign tax authority that he is tax resident in the UK.

Companies subscribing to our Accounting Services pay a fixed annual fee for which we will do the following:
• appoint us as the company’s tax agent, enabling H M Revenue & Customs to liaise with us, as well as the the directors, about the company’s tax affairs
• deal with all initial forms received from H M Revenue & Customs upon incorporation
• obtain S249 exemption for the company if appropriate
• prepare and submit the annual corporation tax return
• organise collection and payment of any corporation tax due deal with miscellaneous queries and correspondence from H M Revenue & Customs VAT registration and Administration services

UK Tax Agent Fees
  • Tax Agent for UK limited Company - £400
  • Tax Agent for UK PLC Company - £1200
  • Apostilled HMRC Tax Residency Certificate - £180
Our Tax Agent Service includes
  • HMRC - authority to talk or to communicate with the tax authority (HMRC) on behalf of the tax payer
  • Communication - free communication with the tax agents during the period by email or by telephone if necessary
  • Tax planning - right to free advice on tax planning issues related to your company
  • Monitor - access to an online tax account with HMRC, so the agent can monitor your balance and obligations; and warn the taxpayer of any deadlines due
  • Appeals - ability to speak directly with high-level experts in the case of an appeal
  • Tax Residency certificate - right to request special communications; such as a Tax Residency certificate
  • Support - using our 20 years experience we guide you throughout every step of the process