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Matt Hall CTA brings over 20 years of experience in taxation. Matt began his career in taxation with HMRC in 1992; becoming a ‘Chartered Tax Advisor’ in 1999. He held a senior role within a large national professional services firm for more than a decade, sitting on both the Regional Management and National Tax Boards before establishing his own tax consultancy business specialising in HMRC enquiries and dispute resolution in 2013.
Matt has extensive experience of UK Tax Planning, HMRC enquiries and litigation, appearing before the First Tier Tribunal in the important case on HMRC Discovery Powers of Charlton and Others v HMRC.
Matt has dealt with HMRC enquiries into Contractors use of ‘Disguised Remuneration’ Schemes for many years, including Stephen Hoey v HMRC  TC07292 which awaits appeal in the Upper Tribunal. Matt is closely involved in Judicial Review proceedings challenging Accelerated Payment Notices and the ‘Loan Charge’.
Gordon Berry FCCA CTA qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 1994 and took over his fathers’ traditional accountancy practice in 2002. Gordon subsequently modernised the Firm and qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2004.
Gordon’s years in practice saw the introduction of IR35, the abolishment of company audit, changes in the way dividends were taxed and, briefly, a nil rate band of corporation tax. It also saw some of the earliest test cases on IR35 and what was then S660a ITCA 1988 (“income splitting”). Whilst the legal nomenclature may have changed those issues still form the basis of the many of the challenges we now see in both IR35 and off-payroll regulations.
In addition to both the accounting and tax qualifications, Gordon has also been a Master Practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming since 2007 with training and qualifications also in Hypnotherapy and Mindfulness.
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