THOMSON Cooper Accountants have boosted their tax team with the appointment of experienced tax professional Keith Hunter. Keith’s appointment reflects the increasing demand the firm has experienced for tax-related advice from individuals and business owners across Fife and the Lothians.
Keith has more than 15 years of experience in the industry, latterly as Senior Tax Manager with Johnston Carmichael, and brings specialist skills in personal and employment taxes. This follows a period as an Officer with HM Revenue & Customs where he was involved in various aspects of PAYE and Self-Assessment. Keith has been a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA) for over 10 years.
Keith has extensive experience providing robust personal and employment tax advice to entrepreneurs, business owners, international private clients and landed estates, amongst others. He has specific knowledge in many specialist areas including remuneration structuring, transactional taxes including applicability of Business Asset Disposal Relief (BADR) and other associated reliefs, secondments to and from the UK and many other schemes and reliefs.
On joining Thomson Cooper Keith commented, ”I am excited to be working with the team to assist clients maximise their tax position and keep them compliant, particularly during this challenging economic climate. Thomson Cooper has a diverse portfolio so the scope of my tax knowledge will be put to good use. I look forward to meeting with new and future clients, as well as keeping in touch with my Edinburgh connections.”
Tax Partner Mark Mitchell, commented, “We are delighted to have Keith on board and see him as a valuable addition to our established team. We have a strong base of tax clients whose needs are increasingly complex given our ever-changing landscape of tax regulation and legislation. He will be able to support clients in tackling any taxation challenges they face with his vast experience in personal and corporate tax planning. Given the recent rise in demand we’ve experienced from people seeking advice on their tax position, we believe there is significant potential to extend our reach, such is our reputation for delivering high-quality advice.”