Confluence Tax announces merger with US firm Frazier & Deeter

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November 11, 2021   Cambridge, UK – Confluence Tax has today announced it is to merge with a US counterpart, Frazier & Deeter, headquartered out of Atlanta, Georgia.    Confluence Tax founder Colin Hailey will continue to lead the firm from its office in Cambridge, while working closely with the existing UK office of Frazier…

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R&D tax credits: consultation response 2021

The Chancellor of the ExchequerHM Treasury1 Horse Guards RoadLondonSW1A 2HQ June 2, 2021 By email: RDTaxReliefs@hmtreasury.gov.uk Dear Chancellor, R&D Tax Reliefs: consultation Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the above consultation. Our comments follow. Respondent’s backgroundConfluence Tax is an 11-year established tax advisory firm; the only such firm to provide advice to businesses…

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Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI): Confluence Tax response 2021

The Chancellor of the ExchequerHM Treasury1 Horse Guards RoadLondon SW1A 2HQ May 24, 2021 Dear Chancellor, Enterprise Management Incentives: call for evidence Thank you for the opportunity to respond to the above call for evidence. Our comments follow. 1. – 5. Respondent’s detailsConfluence Tax is an 11-year established tax advisory firm; the only such firm…

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R&D tax credits: PAYE cap implemented in 2021

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But there is no need to panic as most companies, including those in biotech and tech, will be minimally affected by the changes.  The PAYE cap legislation around SME R&D claims has been released by HMRC (November 12). Crucially, the exemption to the cap that we, together with the BIA, lobbied hard for, has been included.  The key takeaway messages from today’s…

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Entrepreneurs’ Relief and EMI: letter to HM Treasury

Given the speculation in the press regarding the withdrawal of Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER), I wanted to bring to your attention that Enterprise Management Incentive (EMI) share options rely on ER for their tax efficiency, in enjoying a 10% rate of capital gains tax.

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