Phil Kinzett-Evans is a Partner and Head of Tax for the Newbury, Abingdon, Hungerford and Swindon Offices. His expertise ranges from advising individual private clients on aspects such as Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance tax, to managing the Corporation Tax for small/medium-sized companies through to multinational Groups.
He also heads up our Capital Allowances specialist business, providing property capital allowances reports to both unincorporated and incorporated businesses.
Phil’s background in law stands him out as an adviser capable of reading and understanding tax legislation and case law. He can demonstrate favourable outcomes in HMRC enquiries, by focusing on working with the client and HMRC in satisfying the latter of the accuracy of submissions and claims.
He has aided companies in raising significant levels of investment, relying on advice regarding Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS), and has reclaimed £millions for companies guiding clients through Research and Development Tax Credits for SME’s and ‘large’ corporates.
Recognising that increasing demand for employee retention, he is skilled at advising clients in respect of share option and incentive plans, including Enterprise Management Incentives, Company Share Option Plans, Share Incentive Plans, and non-tax advantaged schemes. He steers his clients through the process from valuation and HMRC advance assurance (where appropriate) to grant or award, obtaining all relevant HMRC approvals along the way.
Uniquely Phil spends a good proportion of his time advising private clients and solicitors on Stamp Duty Land Tax, particularly in respect of the surcharge rates and the interaction of that with Multiple Dwellings Relief, producing reports which can be used to support a claim for relief.
He is actively involved in the firm’s Money Laundering Reporting process as the Money Laundering Reporting Officer for the offices listed above.
Standing behind the premise that a business is run for the benefit of its stakeholders, Phil believes in tax advice being a means of helping people and businesses achieve their goals quicker. He will always welcome a chat on current affairs and, he dares say, Saracens RFC, who he has followed keenly for many years. For his sins, he is also a ‘fan’ of Reading FC and will head to the Madejski when time allows to watch a game.