Pay the right amount of tax

Despite work done by government on simplifying the UK tax system it remains very complicated.

Joseph Lawrence provides expert advice on personal tax matters and employs qualified staff who understand the many complex rules.

Whether you have a simple Self Assessment tax return to complete or a contentious issue we are happy to help.

We use modern technology and professional software to provide an efficient service.

Why not contact us now to see how we can help you?

Self Assessment

Joseph Lawrence gives friendly advice and solutions in respect of all UK personal taxation matters.

We can provide the following hand holds as regards personal tax:

  • Help you to understand the UK tax system
  • Identify which tax or taxes are in point
  • Check if you need to fill in a Self Assessment tax return
  • Register you for Self Assessment
  • Calculate your tax liability or repayment
  • Complete and submit your Self Assessment tax return
  • Payment dates and payments on account
  • Penalty appeals
  • Professional help to address errors made in the past
  • Penalty mitigation through disclosure and use of HMRC disclosure campaigns
  • Enquiries and Investigations

If you have failed to notify HMRC about receiving taxable income or made an error (deliberate or otherwise) you may be unsure how to put things right. HMRC’s disclosure facility offers taxpayers the opportunity to do just that and take advantage of the best possible terms. Regardless of whether the errors were due to misunderstanding the rules or deliberately avoiding paying the right amount it is better to approach HMRC and admit any inaccuracies rather than wait until HMRC uncovers the errors.

We are experienced in helping clients navigate the complexities of campaigns (some being business-specific) to achieve the best possible outcomes and pay the right amount of tax.

We are pleased to offer the following services


Personal Tax

Self Assessment needn’t be daunting! Let Joseph Lawrence handle your affairs – we’re quick and efficient!

Capital Gains Tax

Capital Gains Tax seems rarely out of the public eye, we at Joseph Lawrence can offer expert advice.

Inheritance Tax

There are a number of planning opportunities available to help reduce the potential tax.

Tax Planning

We at Joseph Lawrence are a company complying with the Association of Taxation Technicians’ requirements.

Value Added Tax

We can ensure that your VAT Returns are filed correctly, and on time, with the minimum of effort on your part.

Will Writing 

There are numerous advantages of leaving a tax efficient will rather than dying without one. 

What other areas can we help you with?

Income Tax:

  • Let property business (we also advise on land transaction Tax LTT, formerly known as Stamp Duty in Wales)
  • Employment income and benefits
  • Alternative benefits including accomodation, loans, use of assets
  • Salary sacrifice
  • Benefits and national insurance
  • Termination payments and PILONs
  • Employment status, agency rules, intermediaries (IR35) and unberella companies
  • Pension contributions (including annual allowance) and tax issues on retirement
  • Life policies
  • Tax credits
  • Enterprise investment scheme
  • Venture capital trusts
  • Share incentive plans
  • Savings related share option schemes
  • Company share option schemes
  • Enterprise management incentives
  • Unapproved share schemes
  • Residence and domicile including status determination and long term issues
  • Coming to or leaving the UK
  • Non-resident landlords
  • Tax efficient investments
  • Beneficiaries of estates and trusts


  • Understanding the use of trusts
  • Trusts for children
  • Interest in possession trusts
  • Discrectionary trusts
  • Exit charges
  • 10 year anniversary charges
  • Capital gains and trusts

    Capital Gains Tax:

    • Calculate gains and losses
    • Relief for capital losses
    • Sales of leases
    • Grant of leases
    • Exempt assets and chattels
    • Inter spouse transfers
    • Connected persons and transactions not at arms length
    • Shares & securities – matching rules, takeovers and bonus/rights issues
    • Gilts and qualifying corporate bonds
    • Share options
    • Enterprise investment scheme
    • Venture capital trusts
    • Principal private residence
    • Owning more than one home
    • Assets lost or destroyed
    • Compensation for damaged assets
    • Residence and domicile including leaving the UK and planning issues
    • 60 day report & pay regime for gains on disposal of UK residential property by UK resident

    Inheritance Tax:

    • Potentially exempt and chargeable transfers
    • Exempt transfers
    • The 7 year rule
    • Excluded property and non-UK assets
    • Domicile
    • Tax on death
    • Business property relief
    • Agricultural property relief
    • Fall in value relief
    • Valuation rules
    • Quick succession and post mortem reliefs
    • Gifts with reservation and pre owned assets


    • Estates in administration
    • Beneficiaries of estates and personal tax
    • Capital gains and estates
    • Trading in the administration period
    • Self Assessment returns and simple estates


    Easy online accounting software that allows you to stay in control wherever you are.


    Helping to manage your business finances anywhere.


    Support your business every step of the way with Sage accounting software.