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Transaction Tax

If you are buying or selling a business, it can be a daunting experience and complex due to the tax implications. There is a lot to consider, and any mistakes can be very costly.

Transaction Tax

The types of transactions

Our transaction tax team is made up of specialists in all key tax disciplines and can support you with a wide range of services, including:

  • Pre-acquisition tax due diligence on target businesses
  • Advising on tax-efficient structures to finance and integrate target acquisitions
  • Pre-sale planning to identify potential tax liabilities and the options available to mitigate them
  • Corporate and shareholder restructuring to facilitate a tax-efficient sale
  • Responding to due diligence questionnaires and follow-up queries
  • Capital gains, inheritance and income tax planning concerning sale proceeds

Buying a business

It has come to the time when you are looking to expand your business or enter a new market (as an extension to your current offering). There may be tax liabilities with the company that you wish to buy, which could affect the business’s overall value, so you will need a specialist to delve into this for you to make an informed decision.

You also need to check what tax will be deducted from the money you use to finance the deal. How much will this be? And when will it be deducted during the process?

Our team will work with you to ensure that you know what tax you will be required to pay and when, as well as what to expect once the purchase is completed.

Selling a business

There are many options when you want to sell your business; potential buyers could include trade buyers, private equity, an employee ownership trust (EOT) or a management buy-out (MBO).

If you plan to sell your business further down the line, starting early with the planning phase is advisable to explore your options. There is a lot to consider, such as potential structures, will the buyer take on all assets, or will these need to be extracted from the business, what capital gains tax will need to be paid, or will there be inheritance tax implications?

Our team can work with your chosen solicitor and our in-house corporate finance and due diligence teams to support you throughout the deal.

Have a question?

Are you thinking of buying or selling a business? Speak to a team member today to find out how best to proceed.

Our expert business tax services

R&D / Patent Box

At BHP, we are committed to helping you through the R&D process, promising to listen, understand, and provide honest advice to determine whether you can claim R&D tax relief.

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Employee Ownership Trusts

An employee ownership trust enables the company to be employee owned and is set up by, the company’s existing owners. Are you thinking of making your business an EOT? Speak to a member of the team today to find out how best to proceed.

Employee Ownership Trusts (EOTs)
Employer Solutions

In this day and age, what does an employer need? BHP’s employer solutions team can help meet all of your employee-related needs.

Employer solutions for tax planning and compliance Employer Solutions

Our specialist VAT team works with you to protect your business’s profitability. We give you the best possible advice, ensuring you only pay the VAT you are legally required to pay.

At BHP we offer indirect taxes and VAT advice on any and every topic, no matter how simple or complex VAT

The Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and the Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS) are ways to help you raise funds to grow your business, fund a new business venture, or embark on R&D activity.

EIS (Enterprise Investment Scheme) and SEIS (Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme)

An EMI is designed to help smaller companies recruit and retain key employees that may not have the funds to do so via salaries and bonuses. Speak to our team to see if you qualify.

Enterprise Management Incentives (EMI)
Capital Allowance

Capital allowances are a tax relief available to businesses. Do you need support with your capital allowances tax reliefs? Speak to a team member today.

Capital Allowances

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