Dow Schofield Watts Tax Advisory provides a partner-led service for corporates, owner-managed businesses and private equity clients, advising on both direct and indirect taxation.

We can help structure acquisitions, disposals, MBOs, MBIs and group reorganisations in the UK and overseas, negotiate tax warranties, indemnities and SPA-related matters, and provide international tax advice including transfer pricing and efficient financing of cross-border investments and transactions. We advise owner-managed businesses on shareholder tax efficiency, cash extraction and management equity incentive plans.

Our VAT services include comprehensive due diligence and transaction planning services.  We are also very successful at identifying and realising VAT savings for clients, often in unexpected areas, and ensuring that VAT recovery opportunities are maximised, including securing retrospective VAT refunds.  We can also help review and improve VAT processes to minimise VAT risks.  Our VAT partner is ex-HMRC and is very experienced at liaising and negotiating with HMRC on behalf of clients. We also advise on other indirect taxes, including Customs Duties.