Accountancy Services for Businesses

Wilkins Southworth provides a comprehensive range accountancy services for businesses, organisations and individuals. We are proud of our reputation for reducing tax liability for our clients and pleased that we get more of our work through recommendation than by any other means.

List of accounting services

For details of the accounting and financial services we offer, please click on the tabs below, or choose a page on the right for more details.

Services overview

  • Personal Tax
  • Corporate Tax
  • Inheritance Tax
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • VAT
  • Payroll
  • Property Tax
  • Employment Tax
  • Commercial Property Tax
  • Inheritance Tax Mitigation
  • Wills and Tax Planning
  • Company Acquisition and Disposals
  • Principal Private Residence
  • Double Taxation Agreements
  • Trusts
  • Partnership Tax
  • Construction Industry Scheme Tax
  • Audit
  • Accounts
  • Financial Statements
  • Profit and Loss
  • Income Statements
  • Appropriation Accounts
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Limited Companies
  • Public Limited Companies
  • Overseas Companies
  • Dormant Companies
  • Companies Limited by Guarantee
  • Management Companies

  • Property Management Companies
  • Non Resident Companies
  • Partnership Accounts
  • Business Start Up
  • Company Formation
  • Company Structuring
  • Business Property Acquisition
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Trust Planning
  • Contractural Agreements
  • Terms and Conditions of Business
  • Commercial Agreements
  • Joint Ventures
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Acquisition of Limited Companies by cash, share sale
  • Leases
  • First Tier Tribunals
  • Property Ownership

    • Tenants in Common
    • Joint Tenants

  • Directors Service Contracts
  • Principal Private Residence Election
  • Solicitors Accounts
  • 1979 Estate Agency Act Accounts
  • Companies Act 2006 Reviews
  • HM Revenue & Customs' Enquiries
  • COP9 Civil Fraud Enquiries by HM Revenue and Customs

Services for Limited Companies

  • Limited company or Public limited company
  • How many directors
  • Company secretary
  • How to allocate shares
  • How many different classes of shares
  • Formation of the company
  • Registered office
  • Consideration on an audit
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Director's service contracts
  • Statutory financial statements
  • Abbreviated accounts
  • Companies Act requirements
  • Online filing obligations with HM Revenue & Customs under iXBRL
  • Companies House filing deadlines
  • Proper books and records obligations
  • Overdrawn director's loan accounts
  • Related party disclosures
  • Associated company corporation tax rules
  • Director's bonus or shareholder dividends
  • Capital allowances claims
  • Corporate tax payment deadlines
  • Buy, lease hire or hire purchase
  • Payroll obligations
  • VAT obligations
  • Dormant accounts
  • Corporate tax returns

Services for Partnerships and LLPs

  • Partnership or limited liability partnership
  • How many partners
  • Partner's duties and obligations
  • Partnership agreements
  • Statutory financial statements for limited liability partnership
  • Abbreviated accounts for limited liability partnership
  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) Regulations 2001
  • Limited Liability Partnerships Act 2000
  • Partnership Act 1890
  • Capital allowances claims
  • Companies House filing deadline for limited liability partnerships
  • Proper books and records obligations
  • Income tax filings
  • Partnership tax returns
  • Income tax payment dates
  • Buy, lease hire or hire purchase
  • Payroll obligations
  • VAT obligations

Effective Tax Strategies

  • Forming a sole trader, partnership, limited company or limited liability partnership
  • Taking on staff or using consultants
  • Mitigating employer taxes
  • Mitigating consultants taxes and IR35 issues (Personal service companies)
  • Mitigating employer taxes in the construction industry (CIS) by drawing up contracts for services
  • Advice on contracts for services for consultants
  • Tax planning for business owners

  • Mitigating capital gains tax obligations by the utilisation of Entrepreneur's Relief (£10m lifetime limit at 10% tax)
  • Tax planning for Entrepreneur's Relief for the whole family
  • Husband and wife capital gains tax mitigation
  • Husband and wife inheritance tax mitigation
  • Tax efficient investments

    • Venture capital trusts (VCT)
    • Enterprise investment schemes (EIS)
    • Individual savings accounts (ISA)

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Articles and case studies

I have been a client of Wilkins Southworth for over 15 years and can easily attest that they are the most competent and professional firm I have ever done business with. Chris Wilkins has a refreshingly straightforward manner and an amazing eye for detail. I have recommended Wilkins Southworth to many business associates and they have all thanked me for it - there really is no-one better. Unless you like paying a lot of tax then you should use Wilkins Southworth.

Richard Davies, Partner, Positive Life LLP

Chris Wilkins and his team have successfully resolved a series of errors made by my previous accountants and successfully negotiated a fair outcome with HMRC. Chris provides calm and clear advice as well as clearly having excellent skills in managing tax reviews and working to resolve any issues quickly and efficiently.

Charles Fallon

Chris has an extremely extensive knowledge of the tax industry and ensures that I consistently receive very favourable tax bills. My end-of-year accounts could not possibly be handled any better...

J. Johnstone, Johnstone Electricals - Leeds