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BHAVINI RATAN
Senior Tax Manager

Bhav is a Senior Tax Manager and specialises mainly in dealing with non-resident entertainers (musicians and actors) coming to film in the UK/Europe and assists UK production companies in completing their withholding tax compliance obligations. As a result, she has a great ongoing working relationship with many of the UK production accountants and liaises with HM Revenue & Customs daily to ensure that all compliance, tax and other issues are handled quickly and effectively.

Bhav also has extensive experience in dealing with other areas of UK and overseas compliance for individuals working in the Film and Music Industry including but not limited to tax enquiries, social security exemptions, Income Tax returns, and she has successfully negotiated numerous reduced rate withholding tax agreements for many of the highest paid foreign artists coming to work in the UK.  She also assists clients in structuring numerous types of agreements from acting and producer contracts to foreign endorsement deals.

She is a regular speaker at the Production Guild seminars and training sessions, and attends numerous agency talks on the compliance obligations for clients and/or the studios.

Career to date

Bhav started her working career in the customer service industry, training employees of various FTSE 100 Companies to deliver high quality services to customers. After receiving first class honours in Accountancy in 2007, Bhav was immediately hired by a Big 4 firm to work within their Expatriate Assignments Team. During this time, she helped coordinate global assignments and assisted with compliance for inbound and outbound employees from EMEA and the US.

Bhav later joined Clay Knox Ltd in 2010 as a Personal Tax Consultant, initially preparing UK tax returns and soon progressing to managing the payroll department. In 2012, she become a Tax Manager and a valued member of the Film and Entertainment tax team. She now manages the taxation for Foreign Entertainment Artists coming to work in the UK or overseas, as well as providing a one stop shop for all other ad hoc queries. Despite her already busy schedule, Bhav is currently in the process of completing her final tax exams for the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Qualifications

BA (HONS) Accountancy, Association of Tax Technicians

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