Helping clever companies release cash into their business

We're no ordinary tax & accountancy specialists

We believe that entrepreneurs who are investing in making new or improved products or services deserve expert tax support and advice

We help you identify and maximise tax incentives that are there to release cash into your business to help you grow

At every stage of growth - we've got you covered

STARTUP: Funding Phase


The Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) are UK Government tax initiatives

These tax reliefs seek to encourage private investment into UK limited companies that are seeking to grow

GROWTH: Development Phase

R&D Tax Credits

The Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credit Scheme is a UK Government tax incentive designed to encourage and support companies that seek to develop new products or services

It is currently one of the single best sources of finance for SMEs

EXPANSION: Revenue Phase

Patent Box

The Patent Box aims to support and incentivise UK companies to hold qualifying patents

Companies can benefit from significant reductions in corporation tax payable on worldwide profits derived from the relevant patents

Our approach

How we approach our work together to help you grow

Here's our approach that we use to help our clients grow:

We normally kick-off with a brief call. Just to understand where you are with your growth plans and what tax incentives you've explored so far. Don't worry if you're not sure which tax reliefs might apply. This is what we're here for. Don't worry either if you already have an accountant or bookkeeper - we can work alongside them to deliver our expert tax advice

If we think we can help and we're a good fit then we will agree a fixed fee upfront for our services. We don't charge by the hour (or minute!) so there are no surprises and you don't have to worry about calling us for fear of the 'clock ticking'

Our aim is to be as virtual as possible in delivering our help to companies of all sizes across the UK and not be confined by geography. We have large pockets of clients in and around London, Manchester, Midlands, Wales and South East and pretty much everywhere in between!


We hired ip tax solutions to assist us with R&D tax credits. Their thorough analysis and expert advice positively impacted on our tax position. Steve's a great guy to work with and I've turned to him again to assist us with subsequent projects

Al Mackin Co-Founder & CEO at Formisimo/Nudgr

Why our clients choose us as their tax advisors

We are more than 'just R&D tax specialists': with fast approaching 20 years' experience of advising companies from startups to international groups, we understand how the UK tax code fits together. Often one tax incentive has a knock-on effect to another. It is difficult to advise an owner-managed business on just R&D tax credits or SEIS, without taking the whole business and the entrepreneur's affairs into account

Tax advice delivered by qualified accountants: we were set up by Steve Livingston back in 2013 after he had trained and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Big 4 firm KPMG and appointed as a Tax Partner at a global mid-tier firm thereafter. Steve leads the firm with a close eye on the detail and quality 

Friendly and approachable (and a little bit tech-savvy): we are very professional yet we are very approachable. That's very much our ethos. We're also lucky enough to be based in beautiful north wales so we rely on the wonders of technology to keep in touch with our clients -just as if we're sat with you as an extension of your team


ip tax solutions came to the rescue as we battled with HMRC to get EIS advance assurance. Our situation was quite complicated and they quickly advised a sensible way forward and we were successful in getting EIS status. They also reviewed our R&D tax credit application and this was also successful a few weeks later. Highly recommended - real experts

Richard Stewart Co-Founder & CEO at UnTangl

Our Blog Posts

SME R&D Tax Credit Changes – Introduction of a PAYE/NIC Cap | Autumn Budget 2018
A change to the SME R&D Tax Credit incentive was announced in the Autumn Budget 2018. The UK Government is introducing[...]
What does a qualifying R&D Tax Credit project look like?
In this short video, we provide an insight into the elements of what makes up a qualifying claim for R&D[...]
Summary of HMRC R&D Tax Credits Statistics (2015-2016)
Here is a short video summary of the key findings from HMRC's annual report on Research and Development Tax Credits[...]

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