Richard Feakins

DIRECTOR

Richard believes that managing taxation is about the client journey. This involves not just looking into their past but understanding where they are now and what they are trying to achieve. It involves managing a lifelong strategy that is uniquely tailored to each individual’s experience. By focusing on tax management as a journey, his goal is to maximise wealth, make life easier, and provide peace of mind.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Coming from the UK, with expat experience while living in New Zealand for over a decade, Richard brings first-hand experience of the challenges expats face. He has developed a deep understanding of UK tax issues surrounding residence and domicile, inheritance tax, wealth planning, CGT, and tax compliance for both individuals and businesses.

His previous experience includes an extensive career at EY working with global families and individuals, as well as work as a Senior Tax Consultant in one of London’s top 20 firms.

CST UK NETWORK

In 2015 Richard established his own practice in the UK. His firm joined the CST Tax Advisors network of firms in 2020. As such, Richard heads up our team when it comes to tax compliance issues faced by those who are moving to or from the UK.

QUALIFICATIONS

Richard is a Fellow Tax Consultant from the Association of Taxation Technicians and holds a NZ DipBus (Finance and Accounting).

UK INTERNATIONAL TAX EXPERT

As our resident UK expert, Richard’s specialisations cover a range of UK tax areas. This includes employee share schemes, R&D claims, capital gains and loss planning, residence and domicile advice, inheritance tax, wealth planning and preservation, tax compliance, HMRC investigations, and clearance applications.

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

In his spare time Richard enjoys cabinet making and general woodworking.

 

I enjoy the journey with my clients to understand what they are trying to achieve now and into the future and why that is important to them.

There is no one size fits all solution in tax but rather a lifelong strategy to maximise wealth and make life easier - peace of mind.

Richard Feakins
 

LATEST TAX AND ACCOUNTING NEWS

 

UK Budget 2021 – Changes that may affect you and your business


5th Mar 2021
Richard Feakins

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021 Against the backdrop of COVID and a 10% contraction in the economy, he set out a three step plan to ‘…protect the...

 

UK Tax Residence and the Impact of COVID-19


29th Oct 2020
Richard Feakins

Current Government rules and guidance around quarantine and travel restrictions could lead to an individual staying longer in the UK than originally intended – leading to an adverse impact on...

 

Is your company taking advantage of valuable Research & Development tax breaks for small businesses?


13th May 2020
Richard Feakins

One of the key characteristics of a successful business is its ability to move with the times – by innovating and developing new product lines, features and improved processes  The...

 

UK Budget 2021 – Changes that may affect you and your business


5th Mar 2021
Richard Feakins

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021 Against the backdrop of COVID and a 10% contraction in the economy,...

 

UK Tax Residence and the Impact of COVID-19


29th Oct 2020
Richard Feakins

Current Government rules and guidance around quarantine and travel restrictions could lead to an individual staying longer in the UK than originally...

 

Is your company taking advantage of valuable Research & Development tax breaks for small businesses?


13th May 2020
Richard Feakins

One of the key characteristics of a successful business is its ability to move with the times – by innovating and developing new product lines,...