• The Tax Support for Professionals service

    Cost-effective support for tax professionals when you need it, delivered by phone, on line, in writing or face to face

The Tax Support for Professionals service

Tax issues arise in almost every area of practice and can be amongst the most complex and risky on which to advise.  BDO's Tax Support for Professionals (TSP) team has over 30 years' experience providing tax advice to other professionals, including accountants, solicitors and financial advisers, from sole practitioners to mid-tier practices. 

If your firm does not have its own in-house tax resource, the TSP service can provide the input you need, when you need it, in a highly cost-effective way.

However, if you have your own in-house tax resource, our team can provide support when complex issues arise, act as a valuable source of research, or provide a second opinion.

Why BDO?

BDO is one of the world's leading professional services firms, with some 64,000 people working from over 1,400 offices in over 150 countries.

As a TSP subscriber, you have access to first-class tax advice from a long-established market-leading team, coupled with BDO's reputation for quality and integrity.

As far as your own clients are concerned, we operate a strict 'no-poaching' policy. Our aim is to help you make the best use of your internal resources, retain and enhance your client relationships and save you time and money.

Subscribing to our services

We know that our clients want access to our services when and how they want, so we offer immediate access to our team of tax specialists in whatever manner you choose, by telephone, e-mail, in writing or face-to-face.

Our Taxline 'Pay-As-You-Go' service enables you to access our advisers through our Taxline and VATline call services for a flat charge of £60 (plus VAT) per 12 minutes or part thereof.

With our alternative ‘Taxline 3D' service, your firm pays a subscription based on the number of users you designate. Currently the monthly subscription for up to two users is £90 plus VAT. This gives you an unlimited number of calls at no additional charge if the call is for 12 minutes or less (subject to a fair usage policy). If the call exceeds 12 minutes, we charge £30 plus VAT for every additional 6 minutes (or part thereof). Small pieces of written advice are also provided under our Taxline 3D service at £30 plus VAT per 6 minutes.

Subscribers to our Taxline services also benefit from free passes at our regular programme of breakfast and evening seminars and discounted (two free passes for 3D subscribers) passes for our annual one day tax conference.

Expression of interest in BDO Taxline service

Beyond Taxline

Under the TSP service we will do as much or as little as you want. Particular projects could involve drafting correspondence or clearance applications to HMRC; reviewing and commenting on documentation relating to property or corporate acquisitions or disposals; attending meetings with you and your clients or even HMRC; preparing tax appeals; drafting instructions to Tax Counsel; assisting with ADR procedures; and much more, provided it is related to tax.

For such projects, we will agree an up-front fixed fee with you where possible, so that you know exactly what charges will be incurred.

Contact our National TSP Team