Stephen J. Dann
~ ATT ~
UK Tax Advisor


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My 30 year career commenced with 18 months' training in a small firm of Chartered Accountants where I worked as Accounts Clerk and later Accounts Supervisor and Manager establishing a new branch office in Essex. I left this position to join the Inland Revenue in Dagenham, Essex, as Executive Officer for three years, supervising staff and administering a portfolio of complex tax cases. As a young Inland Revenue officer it was I who originated the case of Kirvell vs Guy.
I left the Inland Revenue to work as Consultant to a small firm of Chartered Accountants in London, where I passed my professional examinations. One year later I left to join Kidsons, Chartered Accountants, in Aldwych, London, again in a consultancy role, where I specialised in Company Directors and High Net Worth individuals.
My final position in the City was with dePaula Turner Lake & Company where I handled the taxation affairs of the Laker Directors and a portfolio of Lloyd's Underwriters and High Net Worth individuals. With the merger between dePaula Turner Lake & Company and Littlejohn Frazer I established my own firm handling a wide range of taxation issues, in addition to preparing accounts for Self Employed individuals partnerships, and Limited Companies.
My firm grew to employ two full-time staff and three part-time sub-contractors before I sold much of the accountancy side in order to specialise in taxation. It is public knowledge that in 1987 I personally advised on the taxation aspects of contractual arrangements between the then England soccer team captain, Terry Butcher, and Glasgow Rangers.
I now provide consultancy services to my personal clientele, some having remained with me for more than two decades, and to a growing community of clients via the internet. Some of my work through this website is with returning clients who have appreciated the convenience, affordability, and reliability of this service. I maintain the entire site myself which enables me to update it promptly without reference to a programmer.

I have held negotiations with the Inland Revenue at all levels including the Special Compliance Office.

I am a member of Mensa with an IQ of 156.

My experience covers a broad range of income tax, national insurance, VAT, corporate taxation, capital gains tax, employment/ payroll operation, self-employed tradesmen and professionals, ex-patriates, foreign workers in the UK, Inland Revenue investigations, business valuation and sale/purchase negotiation, plus company secretarial issues.
I ensure that my knowledge is current on all personal taxation issues, thereby enabling me to attend to complex professional partnerships, entertainers, Lloyd's underwriters, foreign nationals, ex-pats, barristers, solicitors, doctors, dentists, IT contractors, teachers, et. al. This enables me to occasionally provide consultancy services at all levels to other professional accountancy firms where the nature of the assignment often cannot be predicted. In this capacity I have worked on the taxation affairs of many "household" name clients on behalf of other firms, particularly in the spheres of entertainment and expatriates.

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