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Tajinder Bhalla

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Tajinder Bhalla

Partner (Private Client Tax) MBA, CTA

Tajinder Bhalla leads Private Client tax services in London. Tajinder provides advice on a broad range of taxes affecting HNWIs, OMBs and SMEs. He specialises in all property taxes including SDLT, CGT and IHT and has developed a particular expertise in mitigating the impact of SDLT using statutory reliefs and recovering overpaid SDLT eg using MDR relief. He also advises clients on successfully obtaining s162 TCGA 1992 incorporation relief on the transfer of personal property portfolios into an SPV.

Tajinder is a qualified Barrister and began his tax career in practice at Price Waterhouse and then in industry at GlaxoSmithKline where he spent 12 years as Tax Director advising on both direct ( UK & International Tax) and indirect taxes ( including VAT & customs duty), before moving to Deloitte where he led the integration of the Tax and Consulting Service Lines. After a spell in private practice, he joined a top London practice as Tax Partner.

Tajinder has extensive experience in assisting individuals and companies in planning and mitigating tax within the confines of the statutory reliefs available. He also advises clients on tax litigation from issues arising on HMRC Tax Enquiries to instructing Counsel to appear on behalf of clients at Tribunal. More recently, he has been acting for clients facing COP8 and COP9 investigations.

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