Due to the public facing nature of the business, listed companies are especially engaged in ensuring that their tax position is accurate and transparent, to prevent the risk of coming under the spotlight for non-compliance.
Audit firms are restricted in the range of services that they can provide to listed audit clients. Where the group is listed on a UK or EU stock exchange such that it is a Public Interest Entity no tax services can be provided by the audit firm. Companies listed on other exchanges (such as AIM and Aquis) may have some tax services provided, subject to ethical and audit independence considerations.
If ethical restrictions allow, our tax team can provide a range of compliance and advisory services to your listed businesses.