UK Tax Specialist and Property Taxation Advisor
Upto 30 minutes of telephone tax advice on any aspect of UK taxation for as little as £97 with our own UK tax guru Arthur Weller! Arthur answers the Q&As for our Tax Insider magazine.
Arthur normally only advises accountants or other tax specialists in areas of taxation. However he has teamed up with us here to help answer your taxation questions at a very affordable price.
I can happily recommend Arthur Weller's professional advice. I'd been very frustrated over a ten week period consulting two other supposedly 'expert' online tax consultants who, after weeks of consideration, could not, after all, definitively answer my question for their sub £100 fee unless I was prepared to fork-out up to £700+ in more dedicated research. Arthur, however, impressively answered the question within a couple of days, inc some follow-up clarification, for a flat fee. I was truly stuck on a property transaction until this question was answered, so in my opinion a great service.
He is definitely bookmarked for future reference!
J.D. from West Sussex
Arthur is a qualified Chartered Tax Adviser and operates his own tax consultancy. He has been practising as a self-employed tax consultant since the year 2000. For about seven years before this Arthur was also working in taxation but working for accountancy firms.
He is also co-author of the guide ‘How to Use Landlord taxes’, which is now it it’s eleventh edition and has been purchased by thousands of tax professionals and landlords/property investors alike.
Arthur also answers tax questions each month via the Property Tax Insider and Business Tax Insider monthly newsletters.
Through the TaxInsider.co.uk and Property-tax-portal.co.uk websites, Arthur has conducted over 1,500 tax consultations over the last 10 years.
He works mainly in an advisory capacity for accountants and UK tax-payers and typically advises on the following areas:
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Arthur will take payment at the end of the consultation by a credit/debit card.
You can read a few of the glowing testimonials we get from Arthur’s services here.
If the consultation exceeds 30 minutes, then any time thereafter will be prorated at an hourly rate of £175 per hour.
The minimum cost for a consultation is £97. This means that if your consultation takes 10 minutes or 25 minutes then the cost will still be £97. The standard consultation charge is £175 per hour; it is not possible for Arthur to determine how long you will speak for at the beginning of the call. If it takes part of an hour e.g. three quarters of an hour, you will be charge pro rata, i.e. around £131.25...
This is completely fine, and the time spent on providing the written advice will be charged at £175 per hour. At the beginning of the phone call Arthur will always offer the option of providing the consultation in writing also which can be provided via e-mail in form of a summary of the phone conversation. This will need to be confirmed again at the end, as with the consultation how long this will take is often unknown but depending on the details of the phone conversation, but it can take anywhere up to 30-45 minutes.
Any follow up questions will be charged at the same rate as described above, the standard price of £175 per hour.