Geoffrey Cole & Co - Accountants In Reading

Range Of Services

Business Tax

  • Preparation of relevant self assessment returns
  • Structured reviews to maximise tax planning opportunities
  • A consultancy service reviewing the tax implications of the purchase or the sale of a business
  • Revenue investigation and dispute settlement negotiations
  • Forensic tax reviews and reports
  • Overseas tax advice
  • Advice in connection with VAT, NI and employee benefit legislation


Corporate Tax

  • Preparation of annual corporation tax returns
  • Maximising planning opportunities
  • Advice on group structures, inter-group trading, asset transfer, group acquisition and disposals
  • Tax reviews in contemplation of an acquisition, sale or demerger
  • Advice on offshore companies and foreign controlled companies
  • Advice in connection with VAT, NI employee and director benefits legislation
  • Tax planning for directors
  • Revenue investigation and dispute settlement negotiations


Personal Tax

  • Preparation of self assessment returns
  • Tax planning reviews
  • Pensions and investment information
  • A specialist tax service for overseas visitors working in the UK
  • A specialist tax service for UK residents going to work abroad
  • Inheritance tax planning for lifetime transfers and estate taxation
  • Advice on the use of Trusts for education, discretionary and capital protection purposes
  • Revenue investigation and dispute settlement negotiation
  • A specialist tax service for non-resident UK landlords


Directors Tax

In addition to the personal tax services outlined above our services also include:

  • P11D advice
  • Share Options Scheme
  • Enterprise Investment Schemes
  • Retirement planning


Tax Investigations

We understand that where clients are faced with an investigation by HM Revenue & Customs into their personal, business or corporate affairs, they need positive advice and support from the initial interview stage to the conclusion of the investigation.

Our services include:

  • Local tax office enquiries
  • Special Civil Investigations enquiries
  • PAYE - National Insurance compliance reviews
  • VAT investigations


Trust & Inheritance Tax

Trusts are often useful as part of an overall Estate Planning strategy to protect assets and provde a flexible environment for income and capital control. Working with Trusts there is considerable scope for mitigating potential inheritance tax liabilities.

Our services include:

  • Choosing the most suitable type of Trust
  • Advising on the tax advantages of Trusts
  • Maximising IHT reliefs and exemptions
  • Advising on tax efficient Wills
  • Dealing with share re-organisation
  • Planning life-time gifts


International Tax

If you are moving overseas, or planning an extended stay in the UK, there are a number of important taxation issues to bear in mind. For businesses looking to expand their operations overseas, or contemplating setting up a base in the UK, there are many taxation issues to consider. Our tax departments will be able to assist you with:

  • Tax residence
  • Non-domicile claims and minimising UK tax on overseas assets and income
  • Double tax issues
  • Mitigation of worldwide tax position
  • UK tax compliance
  • Setting up your own business in the UK
  • VAT


VAT Services

  • It is of key importance that VAT compliance is managed correctly. Our VAT services include:
  • Investigation of contentious VAT assessments
  • Planning the best VAT strategy for your organisation
  • VAT advice for complex financial transactions
  • Carrying out pre-emptive VAT control visits
  • Reviewing land and property transactions
  • Advising on supplies of goods and services to overseas countries
  • Preparing VAT returns



  • Our services include the preparation of:
  • Monthly or quarterly management accounts
  • Annual profit and loss account and balance sheet
  • Budgets and cash flow forecasts
  • VAT returns

In addition to these we provide:

  • A Computerised book keeping service
  • Payroll preparation and administration
  • A full company secretarial service



  • Statutory accounts
  • Statutory audits
  • Special regulatory reports for professional practices, charities, and non-profit making organisations


Company Secretarial

  • A full company secretarial service
  • Registered office facility
  • Maintenance of statutory records
  • Company formations
  • Filing of statutory returns and accounts
  • Preparation of structured corporate documentation
  • Shareholders agreements
  • Mergers, demergers, reorganisations and reconstructions documentation
  • Safe custody facility



  • Administration, processing and reporting
  • Production of payslips
  • BACS accreditation or manual payments
  • Year end reconciliations and documentation
  • Stand alone payroll quotations



Geoffrey Cole & Co - Accountants In Reading

Geoffrey Cole & Co - Accountants In Reading

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Geoffrey Cole & Co - Accountants In ReadingGeoffrey Cole & Co Ltd is a member firm of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and is registered to carry on audit work and regulated for a range of investment business activities by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.