Paul Tucker

Partner, Business tax

Areas of expertise

Employment tax; national insurance; HMRC negotiations; PAYE settlement agreements; termination payments; employment status.


Paul is part of Smith & Williamson’s employment tax and incentives team. He has extensive experience, having spent over 30 years working in tax.
He advises clients on all aspects of employment tax and national insurance, providing practical and technical support. His expertise includes opportunity spotting, risk management, tax compliance and negotiating with HMRC to minimise penalties following disclosures and visits.
Lawyers often seek Paul’s advice in relation to termination packages and obtaining HMRC clearance.

Notable achievements

  • PAYE settlement review resulting in a repayment of £100k.
  • Negotiations with HMRC resulting in a zero penalty on a £250k settlement.
  • Member of the Office of Tax Simplification’s consultation committee in relation to the alignment of tax and national insurance.
  • Regularly lectures for clients and professional bodies including the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP).

Professional qualifications/memberships

Chartered Tax Adviser, Employment Taxes Committee Member and Chair of its National Employment Tax forum.

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