Campbell Dallas is fortunate and proud to act for a large rural client base. Our rural business is built around experience and knowledge.
We recognise that as farmers and estate owners you want to deal with people who understand the rural economy. For this reason our rural team comprises many from farming family backgrounds, often educated with agriculture or rural related degrees.
We understand the practicalities of farming and are at home speaking with, advising and acting for our clients.
Our clients are situated throughout Scotland covering all types of farming, estates and rural businesses. Every year our rural client numbers grow, in part through recommendations coming from our existing clients.
We act for business sizes from the large estate owner to the small family farming business. The commonality is that for all our clients we have the right people with the right experience to deliver a quality service.
The core area of business is tax planning. This covers a wide range of planning for different types of client. We cover income tax, corporation tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax planning, together with indirect taxes, such as VAT and LBTT planning. Farming is a business that is capital intensive. We often advise clients on capital purchases, tax allowances and re-structuring businesses for the purposes of asset protection.
We have a team that is dedicated to VAT planning, which has an increasing relevance in rural business, particularly landed estates and rural property development. Many land owners have complex needs and we have the expertise to advise on suitable onshore and offshore structures, to achieve optimal efficiency in line with our clients objectives. We have the depth of knowledge and resources to keep abreast of tax legislation to ensure you benefit from the most up to date and relevant solutions as legislation emerges.
For our rural clients, planning and advising for succession is vitally important. This is an area that requires technical expertise in Capital Taxes, but also necessitates experience, vision and understanding. We have the resources to deal with the most complex of situations and the experience to handle the delicate and difficult issues.
Working with your other advisors, we provide commercial and specialist taxation, VAT and LBTT advice to achieve optimal efficiency in contracts.
Many farmers have diversified their business. We act for many businesses with renewable interests, farm shops, contracting work, holiday accommodation or who sell direct to customers. Many of these diversified projects require the support of someone who has seen it before and can call on past experience. More often than not we can fulfill this role or provide direction on tackling the problems. We are experienced in renewable projects of all sizes and advise on tax, finance and commercial aspects of renewable projects.
Andrew is a partner in a family business, which farms on the outskirts of Perth. This interest in farming has lead to an extensive client base in the agricultural industry and he acts for a significant number of farmers and landowners. Andy regularly speaks at agricultural seminars on tax and succession related topics.
Ian is the firm’s Chairman. He has established himself as a leading adviser in Scotland’s rural sector with emphasis on profit improvement, capital taxes, VAT and stamp duties planning and forensic work, with over 25 years experience.
Ian comes from a farming background in Fife. He looks after a diverse portfolio of owner managed businesses, ranging from groups of companies to family partnerships providing accountancy, business advisory and taxation advice. Working from the Perth office he has a wide range of farming and landowners amongst his clients.
John became a qualified Chartered Accountant with Campbell Dallas in 1999, before gaining exposure to large corporate accountancy in the Big Four. There he focused on advising owner managed businesses on tax issues. John is also a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser. John has a broad experience in general practice with owner managed businesses and as such, has a growing involvement with the firm’s rural sector clients.
Susan has extensive experience of owner-managed businesses, dealing with all aspects of audit, accountancy and tax compliance. Within the rural sector she has niche experience with sporting estate clients, as well as a wider range of farming businesses and landowners.