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RICHARD SMETHURST
Director of Tax

Richard joined Clay Knox in 2011 and quickly progressed to the role of Director of Tax in the business. Richard leads the tax advisory services offered by Clay Knox, as well as having responsibility for a portfolio of film and entertainment clients. Richard’s experience has been very much focused on tax consultancy projects, predominately with a corporate biased. As a result, Richard is able to advice businesses, entrepreneurs and wealthy individuals on a range of tax issues, often involving the complex interaction of different forms of taxation, and indeed different tax jurisdictions.

In his time at Clay Knox, Richard has assisted clients with countless issues including; business sales, corporate mergers and acquisitions, individual and corporate tax residency matters, capital gains tax planning, reviewing overseas structures, SEIS and EIS companies, property investing and trading.

Career to date

Richard entered the tax advisory industry in 1998 and trained with an independent tax boutique firm in central Birmingham. Richard completed his qualifications in 2003 and continued to work with this firm until early 2011, at which stage he was a Senior Manager focused on leading corporate taxation consultancy projects.

Qualifications:

Association of Taxation Technicians (since 2000)

Chartered Institute of Taxation (since 2003)

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