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Meet the Team

Here to help, not to judge

Gilbert Tax was founded by Scott Gilbert and Kim Rayfield in 2004 and in the years of trading they have built the business up to 5 people all of whom specialise in tax investigation work and settling disputes with HMRC.

The established team of tax professionals spend 100% of their time dealing with HMRC disputes and tax investigations.

Our aim is to provide unrivalled customer service with a dedication to representing the client. We are more then happy to work in association with practitioners or directly with individuals and businesses.

Gilbert Tax offers specialist advice on practically any form of HMRC investigation or dispute.

We also work in association with a number of other tax professional to enable a full tax advisory service to be provided if required.

If you have problems with a tax investigation or a dispute with HMRC then the chances are that Gilbert Tax can help you.

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Tax Specialist

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

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Tax Specialist

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 HMRC 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.

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Tax Specialist

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. He 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.

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Tax Specialist

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

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