Yorkshire tax specialists shortlisted for national award

A Yorkshire-based specialist tax advisory business has been nominated for a national award less than 12 months after launching.

Independent Tax and Forensic Services LLP – formed by two former tax inspectors, Gary Brothers and Stephen Outhwaite – has been shortlisted as one of only three finalists in the Taxation Awards’ “Tax Investigations Team of Year” category.

The firm, which has its office in Harrogate and Hessle, Hull, is the only Yorkshire-based firm that has been shortlisted.

From a standing start the pair now have 100 plus clients, based all over the UK, ranging from sole traders to multi-nationals, plus high–profile sports starts and one of the world’s best-known entertainers.

The firm, which provides tax and risk management advice, has also doubled its workforce, and is looking to extend its reach to mainland Europe, helping ex-pats with a variety of tax issues.

Gary Brothers said: “Being shortlisted for this award is a massive achievement for Independent Tax and Forensic Services LLP, particularly considering we have only been in business for such a short period of time.”

Stephen Outhwaite said: “It has been an incredibly exciting year for us, and being nominated in the national Taxation Awards is a wonderful way to mark our first 12 months in business.”

The Taxation Awards evening is being held on Thursday, May 22 at London’s prestigious Hilton Hotel, on Park Lane and is widely regarded as the Oscars of the tax industry.


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