Welcome

We are an independent firm that provides Business Mentoring, Tax Management Solutions and Strategic Tax Consultancy services to businesses and business owners. We also solve tax problems and help businesses to manage their tax risks and issues.

Our business solutions are high quality and competitively priced. They are drawn from spending many years providing tax and related services to clients of small, medium and large accountancy firms and from leading and managing tax services for large corporates which means that we know what works in practice. We offer a unique breadth of experience and expertise that helps start-ups and SMEs through to large corporates and household names.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us for your complimentary consultation.

Justin Walton, Founder and Managing Director

Our Founder

I am Justin Walton and I set up PLS Tax Solutions in 2015. My tax career began in the late 1980’s and has led me to tax leadership and management roles at KPMG, BDO (Stoy Hayward), MBS and John Laing Group plc. I also spent three years as a Non-Executive Director of a small facilities management business.

In my time as Head of Tax at John Laing Group, it became clear to me that there are a great many businesses of all sizes that do not have people in designated roles to lead and manage their tax affairs. These businesses are usually reliant on their advisors and will often have somebody in-house with “tax” on their very long list of responsibilities. While this may work and tick boxes, it is far from optimal for many businesses as they tend to lack a coherent strategy on tax and an ability to deliver that strategy for the benefit of the business. Focus is the key word here. The largest and most proactive businesses have a designated person or team to lead and manage their tax affairs, risks and issues. This focus means that they are proactive leading to increased value, profit and cash and better tax risk management and mitigation strategies. Having focus can only benefit the business, its people, its owners and other key stakeholders.

I established PLS Tax Solutions to help other businesses to get more focus around tax and related matters. Through our core services we help businesses of all sizes to be more focussed and to ensure that they handle their tax affairs, risks, issues and problems proactively and efficiently.

I am a Chartered Tax Advisor, member of the Association of Taxation Technicians, member of The Institute of Leadership and Management and a member of Institute of Directors. As a business owner myself, I am in a good position to empathise with my clients and be solution-focussed.

Services

Tax Director Solutions

We focus on four important areas:

  • We carry out Tax MOTs for Owner-Managed Businesses and their owners to help identify relevant tax allowances, reliefs, exemptions and structuring
  • We support other professional services firms, e.g. accountants and corporate finance houses, that need deep business tax experience to complement the service solutions they provide to their clients
  • We set and help implement tax plans and tax strategies for growing businesses
  • We provide essential tax tips to start-up and small businesses

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Solving Tax Problems

Our expertise covers a broad range of areas including providing tax advice on:

  • Business structuring
  • Acquisition and disposal support
  • Diligence
  • Implementation of business transactions
  • International growth
  • Employee motivation and retention
  • Tax assumptions for financial and business modelling
  • Dealing with HMRC

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Strategic Tax Consultancy

We provide a programme of mentoring, coaching and support to in-house tax professionals who are either leading the tax function in their business or aspire to that role.

Our objective is to help our clients to be the best they can be in their role and to guide them on how to move to the next stage of their career.

We are independent of their business and independent of their normal tax advisory group meaning we can be completely objective and our clients can be open and frank.

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Business Mentoring

We work with the owners of small businesses to help them become more financially aware and responsible for business growth.

We help our clients to achieve their dreams and aspirations by helping them run more financially stable businesses with clear goals and objectives.

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