Our tax experts help you understand and minimise your tax liabilities, so you can rest easy.

Did you know we also specialise in providing expert tax advice for some of the UK’s leading professional athletes? We understand tax planning can be complicated, but we’re here to help give you some clarity.

We even coach the coaches...

Most people are daunted by the prospect of completing a tax return but not only do we take the hassle of completing a tax return away, but we also offer our expert advice on things you may not be aware of. For example, you may have allowable expenses you can claim back, resulting in a repayment come the end of the tax year.

Helping professional sportspeople reach their goals

Professional athletes often incur expenses that they can claim tax relief back on. We help individuals save money and where there have never been previous claims for tax relief, HMRC will allow a newly registered individual to go back and file personal tax returns for up to three years.

We don’t just look after our clients here and now, we also aim to provide clear cut thinking beyond their playing careers. With expert advice on pension plans, investment opportunities and more, we provide additional sources of income for later down the line.

Types of expenses that can be claimed for:

  • Travel for trips to and from matches using their own vehicle/public transport. Athletes cannot claim for travel to and from the training ground as this is classed as their principal place of work.
  • Training kits/accessories which the players have incurred the cost of personally
  • Accounting fees
  • Coaching costs when incurred personally
  • Agent fees when incurred personally (or through payroll)

Why Sapphire?

Most of our competitors who provide this service aren’t accountants who are qualified in tax advice. What we’ve found is that many will get themselves into problems later down the line when HMRC start to ask questions. Rest assured, at Sapphire our team are fully qualified experts so we can help manage your overall tax position and long term goals rather than just submitting a quick tax return. With over 30 years in the accounting industry, we know all the ins and outs of legislation and compliance issues.

If you would like to find out more about our Sapphire specialist services or if you are a professional athlete looking for guidance on your tax returns, please get in touch.

Our experienced accountancy team have been working in the accountancy industry for over 30 years, so you can rest assured you’re in good hands. Upon appointing us for your tax return, you will be assigned your very own personal accountant who will be your main point of contact should you have any tax queries. To find out more, contact the team who’ll be glad to help you.