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Specialist tax solicitor, Simon Briton, provides businesses of all sizes with advice relating to:
Funding business growth in a tax efficient way:
  • Share option schemes and employee incentive plans to recruit and incentivise employees without costing the business money in the run up to exit
  • Tax efficient investment to provide working capital
  • Investment readiness work
  • EIS, SEIS and VCT advance assurance applications
  • R&D advance assurance
  • Drafting and HMRC compliance work
  • Drafting investment agreements and shareholder agreements to ensure compatibility with tax relief regimes
  • Handling the post-investment HMRC procedure
  • Claiming funding for R&D from HMRC to subsidise the cost of innovation
• Protecting business wealth:
  • Advising on patent box tax relief (reducing tax on profits to 10%)
  • Drafting commercial terms to ensure correct tax treatment
  • Advising on EFRBS and unwinding tax planning structures
  • Tax efficient business property holding structures
• Maximising exit values:
  • Protecting the benefit of patent box tax relief on reorganisations and acquisitions
  • Capital gains tax planning
• Transaction support:
  • Stamp duty land tax advice
  • VAT advice
  • Advising on the tax wording in share sale agreements
• Tax on digital / cryptocurrency transactions
  • Tax advice on the use of blockchain, cryptocurrencies and tax issues facing digital businesses.
Tax issues facing tech founders
  • Planning to attract investment
  • Planning to grow the team
  • Planning for scale the business
  • Planning for exit

To find out more about how the right tax advice can help your business, please contact Simon on 0191 466 1080 or by email simon.briton@pglegal.co.uk

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