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Meet the Team

Scott Gilbert

Scott Gilbert

Scott joined the Inland Revenue in 1985 and after two years of training moved into tax investigation work.

In 1996 he joined Ernst & Young’s tax investigation team was promoted twice in his first four years.

Six years after joining Ernst & Young’s he was appointed to lead the tax investigation team in the North of England.

Scott left Ernst & Young in 2004 to start Gilbert Tax in association with Kim Rayfield.

The ethos of Gilbert Tax has remained the same which is to ensure people get affordable top quality representation where they have difficulties with HMRC tax investigations or disputes.

Scott Gilbert is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, passing his tax exams on the first attempt and chaired the Leeds branch between 2002 and 2004.

Scott has extensive experience in tax investigations and defending people who are challenged by HMRC.

Contact Scott on: scott.gilbert@gilberttax.co.uk

Kim Rayfield

Kim Rayfield

Kim is a management accountant and deals with the accounting aspects of any enquiry. Kim has also extensive experience of dealing with computer based accounting systems and extracting relevant data.

Kim has undertaken a number of Inland Revenue Investigations mainly relating to Corporate Tax and Income Tax Investigations and assists in detailed analysis of bank and other information in SCO cases.

Kim is an expert in dealing with people who want to make a voluntary disclosure of tax problems where people have failed to notify the Inland Revenue of their self employment (usually as they do not manage to get round to it in the first year and then worry that they will be prosecuted for income tax fraud. These include a number of different professions.

Kim has a keen interest in employment status and the rules relating to sub contractors and has been involved in numerous projects relating to this. She is particularly interested in the new rules which were implemented in April 2007.

Contact Kim on: kim.rayfield@gilberttax.co.uk

Samantha Baker

Samantha Baker

Sam joined Gilbert Tax as a partner in 2007, from Ernst & Young’s tax investigation team, where she had worked previously for 9 years.

Prior to this she worked for a small accounting practice assisting private clients with their personal tax affairs.

The previous experience gained from a small accounting practice to an international firm has given Sam wide and varied experience and skills in advising clients on their tax investigation issues with HMRC.

Sam qualified as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 2001 and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT), for whom she held the post of branch Chairman between 2008 and 2010.

Sam also has many years experience in advising private clients and entrepreneurs regarding their personal and business tax affairs.

Contact Sam on: samantha.baker@gilberttax.co.uk

Craig Tully

Craig Tully

Craig worked for HM Revenue & Customs for over ten years before joining a specialist accountancy practice advising professional partnerships.

He then moved to one of the largest independent accountancy practices in the North. Craig has an in depth understanding of the tax issues affecting individuals and owner managed business.

Craig joined Gilbert Tax in 2006 as a partner.

Craig is a member of the following professional bodies: Association of Taxation Technicians, Federation of Tax Advisors (Fellow), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Chartered Insurance Institute.

Craig has extensive experience of tax investigations and other issues.

Craig adopts a non-judgemental approach and considers each tax issue merely a problem to resolve which he does with a mixture of technical ability and insight in to the workings of HMRC.

He is well regarded by accounting practitioners, solicitors, barristers and clients for his practical non-nonsense approach to dealing with HMRC and finding compromises where it is commercially sensible whilst retaining the ability to bring an enquiry to a legally correct conclusion when that offers the best result for the client.

Contact Craig on: craig.tully@gilberttax.co.uk

Jay Gilbert

Jay Gilbert

Jay qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990 working in the Audit Department of BDO Binder Hamlyn. When this firm merged with Arthur Anderson Jay worked as part of the owner managed business team supporting small and medium size businesses.

In 1998 Jay decided to leave the accountancy profession and go to work in industry.

Jay has worked for a number of companies from Newspaper groups to property companies and left his role as Financial Director in a property group to join Gilbert Tax (and set up his own accountancy practice) in 2008.

Jay has much experience in dealing with HMRC from the perspective of a business man and has had a number of enquiries from HMRC he has dealt with from a business perspective.

Jay has considerable accountancy and taxation experience and has used this along with his direct knowledge of running a business to help many a client.

Contact Craig on: jay.gilbert@gilberttax.co.uk

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