Tax rules require you to be transparent and compliant; your business will benefit from being tax-efficient. With our experience and determined approach, we’ll help you balance those demands and meet them both.  


Malachy McLernon

Head of Corporate and Indirect Tax

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We can create the most advantageous tax plans for your business, whilst still satisfying the tax regulations. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or an expanding multinational, we’ll focus on minimising exposure, securing any reliefs you’re due and ensuring compliance.  

As a private client, you too can benefit from our bespoke advice that protects your wealth whilst withstanding ever-increasing scrutiny from HMRC. The exceptional experience across our specialist tax team means that whether for business or as an individual, you’ll benefit from expert support that keeps you informed, provides optimum tax-efficiency and safeguards you against tax disputes. 


Complying with corporate tax rules shouldn’t rob you of the time you need to grow your business. So, leave your tax concerns to our expert team. We’ll unpick tax complexity, make it understandable and manageable, and ensure you meet your deadlines and obligations.  

By getting to know you and understanding your aims, we can develop a practical and proactive approach to reducing your corporate tax burden, minimising the impact of new regulations and creating the most efficient tax structures. Our service includes: 

  • Having AAB as our business partners gives me peace of mind as they listen, participate and work with us to ensure our goals are achieved.

    Gillian Irvine, NorDan

  • AAB's expertise in the complex topic of Disguised Remuneration and Employment Related Security legislation allowed the various tax implications of our company share incentive plan to be identified and gain approval from HMRC.

    Alan Pearson, Tendek

  • They are always “on it”, sending me reminders or calling me to discuss forthcoming tax liabilities. Their approach to completion of tax returns is first class, they don’t just process the numbers, but look behind the scenes.

    Bruce Ferguson, Hunting PLC

  • On announcement from the Government that IR35 changes were to be postponed, AAB were in touch instantly to discuss the best way forward and to assist with the Company’s communication to contractors surrounding this.

    Finance Director, Leading Oil & Gas Engineering Company


Multijurisdictional taxes are complex, so we’ll provide clear and pragmatic advice to simplify and minimise them. We’ll identify your liabilities and make sure you pay no more than necessary, whilst avoiding any interest or penalty charges. 

Our support covers both permanent entities and short-term, one-off projects in foreign countries. Where you operate in several jurisdictions, we’ll advise you of any incremental overseas tax and compliance costs, so you can budget and tender accordingly to safeguard your profits. We’ll also provide guidance to ensure that your employees working abroad meet the relevant country’s tax reporting and payment rules. 

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Value Added Tax (VAT) is a crucial aspect of business planning, impacting transactions directly and requiring careful consideration to avoid unforeseen expenses. Additionally, businesses often contend with Customs Duty, Excise Duties, and environmental taxes, all of which directly influence profit margins without the offsetting benefits of VAT.

Drawing from extensive experience supporting diverse clients and backgrounds in HMRC and private industry, our team offers specialised expertise in VAT and indirect tax services. Whether addressing compliance issues or navigating intricate restructuring, we provide comprehensive advice and tailored solutions to meet your specific needs.

How we can help:

  • Saving time with our VAT Supply Tool
  • VAT compliance
  • VAT advisory and planning services
  • International VAT
  • VAT health checks
  • Customs duty
  • Excise duties
  • Environmental taxes


R&D tax relief presents the opportunity to recover a significant portion of your investment in innovative research, while Patent Box tax relief lowers the Corporation Tax rate on income derived from licensed patents.

Though these reliefs are enticing, claiming them can be intricate. Leveraging our expertise, we have a proven record of navigating the qualification process and securing successful R&D claims with HMRC, resulting in substantial tax savings for businesses. Similarly, we adeptly utilise Patent Box reliefs to diminish the effective tax rate on commercial transactions, ensuring our clients maximise returns on their intellectual property.

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Nobody wants a tax investigation, but each year HMRC launches an increasing number of them. If you’re affected, we’ll help soften the impact. 

We’ll guide you through the process from start to finish, making sure your answers to HMRC’s questions are provided accurately and within deadlines.

Tax investigations can be varied and wide-ranging, but you’ll have the reassurance of a tax team with many years experience of in dealing with them, including valuable insights gained from having worked for HMRC.

We’ll defend you as robustly as the rules allow, do our best to help reduce your liabilities and minimise any unavoidable penalties. 



Entrepreneurs can access various tax benefits but navigating HMRC’s complex criteria demands expert insight. Our dedicated entrepreneurial team prioritises maximising returns for entrepreneurs and high-net-worth individuals through pragmatic, business-focused tax guidance. Setting ourselves apart, we craft innovative investment structures tailored to our clients’ needs, providing enduring benefits throughout the investment lifecycle. Our proven expertise covers a range of areas, including tax incentives, efficient structuring, employee incentives, and pre-exit wealth and estate planning.

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