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Expert advice to manage your US UK personal tax affairs as well as those of your business

Personal tax is one of the most complex areas of wealth management and can significantly erode your wealth over time

When you are exposed to the competing international tax systems of the US and UK, this is made all the more complicated.

Blick Rothenberg is considered to be market leaders in the taxation of non-UK domiciled individuals and offshore trusts, as well as cross-border personal taxation.

We have a strong base of clients in the UK and a broad and longstanding international focus too, acting for a large number of non-UK domiciled individuals and international families.

So, we understand the complexities that US citizens face when living, working and operating businesses in the UK.

Whether you are a start-up entrepreneur, a wealthy family with complex affairs, or a business executive, our dual-qualified team of tax advisers will look after your US UK personal tax affairs as well as those of your business.

Dedicated team

Our people, your partners

Our dedicated US UK tax team is made up of experienced personal tax advisers who are passionate about their field of expertise and will work with you, your family and your business to minimise tax impact across US and UK jurisdictions.

Technically outstanding advice

Through proactive, technically outstanding advice, we ensure your tax planning is both robust, flexible and has been implemented correctly, in line with US and UK personal tax compliance obligations.

We can help

Even where you do not have a US connection, we can advise on:

  • Relocating to the US
  • Expanding your business into the US
  • Investing in the US
  • Receiving benefit from a US trust

Personal tax services

Private individuals

If you are US citizen living in the UK, an expatriate high net worth individual, a private equity executive exposed to taxation of carried interest or are entering into a divorce or separation with US and UK interests, we can help.

We will work with you to plan your US and UK tax affairs efficiently, ensuring you do not pay more than is rightfully due.

As part of this we take full advantage of foreign tax credits, income exclusions and the provisions of any applicable tax treaty, all whilst navigating the complexity of the US and UK tax systems.


If you are starting or running a business in the UK or the US, we provide a comprehensive suite of tax services which will allow you to concentrate on running your business.

We handle all US and UK tax compliance obligations surrounding your business, and will provide advice and guidance on issues including:

  • Tax efficient cross-border business structures
  • Extracting profits and capital value
  • Expanding your business into the US or UK
  • Controlled foreign corporation (CFC) regime
  • Global Intangible Low-Taxed Income (GILTI)
  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
  • Withholding tax
  • OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS)

Trusts and estates

Our US UK personal tax experts provide practical advice tailored to you and your family, including:

  • Combined US Estate and UK Inheritance tax planning
  • Multi-generational wealth planning
  • Tax implications of existing trusts for trustees, settlors and beneficiaries
  • Historical tax analysis of trust structures
  • Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
  • Withholding tax
  • OECD Common Reporting Standard (CRS) for trust structures

To achieve your personal and business ambitions whilst understanding and managing the tax implications for you, your family and your business, get in touch now to speak with an adviser.

Tax opportunities and reliefs for UK and US-connected residents

John Bull and Jennifer McNally discuss a number of key opportunities and reliefs that we should all keep in mind to ensure we are availing of opportunities and taking appropriate steps to plan for the future.

The discussion covers the following topics and also considers not only individual who are UK resident, but also those who have connections to the US:

  • Inheritance tax including some of the key exemptions
  • The benefits of using ISA’s
  • Income tax relief for pension contributions
  • Tax reducer investments such as EIS and VCT
US-UK Tax Video

International expansion journey

Keeping your international expansion journey on track can feel daunting, but we are here to help you at every stop along the way.

Our new online guide takes you through the key stops on the journey, whether that is expanding into or out of the UK, and highlights the key considerations and actions required at each stop.

International Expansion Journey

Were you born in the US, do you have a parent that is American, or do you hold a Green Card?

If so, you may owe the IRS taxes and face hefty penalties and this could be your last chance to take advantage of IRS Streamlined Filing Procedures.

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John Bull
Partner, Head of Private Client
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