Tax for Employers & Executives
Working closely with our top ranked Employment team, we have extensive experience on advising on all aspects of reward and incentives from the design and implementation of equity and cash incentives to employment tax compliance.
Our work often has an international dimension and we regularly advise on the implications for internationally mobile employees.
Our client base ranges from small private businesses to listed multi-national companies across all sectors.
Whilst much of our work is acting for employers, we also have a strong reputation in advising senior executives. We can help them understand and assess the package they are being offered, whether on recruitment, during or on the termination of their employment or partnership, and can put forward alternatives which may be more beneficial to them from a tax perspective.
Find out more about our tax team’s expertise in Shares & Options, Cash Plans & Incentives, Employment Tax, Internationally Mobile Executives and Corporate Governance.
Posting employees to the EU, EEA or Switzerland? Don’t forget the social security position15 February 2021
In a welcome move last week, the EU notified the UK that all EU countries will apply the “detached workers” exception to UK employees who are temporarily seconded to work in the EU. Similarly the UK will apply the detached workers exception for EU employees who are temporarily seconded to work in the UK. This article reviews the latest position.
IR35 reforms and international issues21 January 2021
The new IR35 rules create some particularly complex issues where a contractor is based outside the UK. This article looks at some of the frequently asked questions.
Don’t leave IR35 until the last minute – five things you should be doing now06 January 2021
With less than three months to go until significant changes to the IR35 rules take effect in April 2021, this article sets out five steps that employers should consider taking now.
What impact would a no-deal Brexit have on social security contributions?12 November 2020
With the promised “oven-ready” Brexit failing to materialise and the prospect of no deal apparently growing each day, this article considers the likely effect of a no-deal Brexit on employers’ and employees’ liability for social security contributions where a UK employee is working in a European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland.
Home and away – when ‘working from home’ means working abroad29 October 2020
Covid-19 is causing many employees to ask if they can work from “home” for an extended period in an overseas country - for example, because it is their home nation or their family is based there. This article explains the potential legal issues and how to avoid the traps.
Covid 19 – what it means for EMI options03 April 2020
You may wonder what the current Covid 19 crisis has to do with EMI options but in fact there are a number of potential consequences.
Réforme de l’IR35 à compter d’avril 202126 March 2020
La réforme proposée de l’IR35 représente le plus grand changement apporté à la taxe à l’emploi depuis des décennies.