James is a Corporate Tax Adviser and has been providing specialist advice to clients in the UK Film & Television sector for over 15 years. As well as providing structuring advice to companies and producers, he advises on tax-related aspects of production finance including UK Tax Credits, EIS funding, Withholding Tax & Royalty issues, and general corporation tax planning.
James’ clients range from US Studios to Small Budget Independent Producers, and as well as advising on the appropriate structure for clients, he is also involved with the submission of Tax Credit claims to HMRC, and ensuring that the claim and repayment process is as prompt and efficient as possible. James also has substantial experience of dealing with HMRC enquiries into Film Partnerships, including both Sale & Leaseback and UK GAAP Partnerships. James is a member of the Chartered Institute of Tax.