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Tax for Employment, HR and Immigration

Our tax team has considerable experience of working closely with Fox Williams’ professional practice and employment, HR and immigration groups in relation to the tax issues arising in the context of the remuneration of employees, directors and partners.

Our expertise

We advise clients, both employees/directors and employers, on all aspects of employment taxation, including in relation to:

  • the operation of PAYE and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) on all types of remuneration and reward;
  • the arrival/departure of internationally mobile employees into/from the UK and tax planning for non-UK domiciled individuals,
  • the structuring of cross border employment arrangements including double taxation and social security arrangements and dual contracts;
  • the status of employees;
  • tax efficient termination packages;
  • implementing salary sacrifice arrangements;
  • the use of personal service companies and both the IR 35 and the Managed Service Companies rules;
  • tax efficient remuneration structures, including in respect of cash based incentive plans;
  • all aspects (including the setting up and implementation) of HMRC approved share/share option schemes, including EMI options, CSOP options, SAYE and SIP schemes;
  • equity based incentive arrangements, including phantom share schemes, growth shares and joint share ownership arrangements;
  • disguised remuneration, including employee benefit trusts (EBTs); and
  • employee shareholder status.


For further details on our cross departmental equity incentives practice, see Equity Incentives and Investment.

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