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Markel Tax

In-house tax and VAT helpline


It’s one thing setting up a Markel Tax fee protection scheme, it’s another being able to confidently answer all of your clients’ questions.

When you need assistance, or second opinion, with any UK tax or VAT issue, Markel’s in-house tax and VAT helpline is here to help. Staffed by our qualified tax advisers, the helpline advises on over 55,000 tax and VAT queries a year. 

Typical tax and VAT calls made by practitioners include:

  • HMRC: enquiries, disputes and advice
    Income tax: private clients, sole traders, partnerships, residence and EIS
    Corporation tax: reconstructions, incorporations, loans to participators, R&D, Patent Box, Funding, ATED and substantial shareholding exemption
    Capital gains tax: entrepreneurs’ relief and non-resident capital gains
    Trusts & IHT: life time transfers, APR/BPR, residence nil rate band
    VAT: option to tax, transfers of a going concern, partial exemption and place of Supply
    PAYE/NIC: employment related securities
    CIS, Property business and SDLT
    Capital allowances:
    fixtures, Annual Investment Allowance

Our experienced team will ensure they have properly understood your query and explained the advice to your satisfaction. If necessary, they will undertake research to confirm their advice and provide helpful statute references for your peace of mind. Where relevant, they will apply the advice to your specific situation and cover any resulting outcomes.

Outstanding", "excellent", "incredibly knowledgeable" and "exceptionally helpful" - just a few words that our clients have used to describe our helpline.