We act for many individuals in the creative industries and contemporary artists in particular, some who are recognisable household names. Whilst we may not be able to paint, we can help you to deal with your finances in a clear, understandable way and seek to maximise your financial position.
Are you fed up of defining art terminology to your financial adviser or are the complexities of accounting & tax compliance absorbing precious time from your day job? Having worked for decades with galleries and dealers we are more than familiar with the types of transactions in your industry sector and we can help alleviate your problems, no matter how big or small.
Do you have an art or antiques collection and are unsure of your tax obligations? We are here to advise and help structure your affairs in the most appropriate way. We can deal with any reporting obligations and ensure that your enjoyment of your collection takes precedence over financial & reporting concerns.
Our strength lies in our people whose expertise and commitment enable us to provide a top quality pro-active tailored service.
Of central importance to our clients is our deep knowledge and experience in the art & antiques sector. This allows us to advise accurately and efficiently on VAT, tax and accounting issues which are unique to the sector and, where necessary, bring in our wider art sector specialist professional network to help solve other issues they may face.
Our family has been looked after by Rawlinson & Hunter LLP, personally and in our business, for three generations. While systems have changed and accounting requirements have become ever more complex, the firm’s partners and staff have remained seamlessly attentive to our needs. At a time when call centres and remoteness have afflicted so many organisations, R&H has stayed true to a client-centred modus operandi.
Within the beautiful world of art lurks complexity and chaos! I am very pleased to now have R&H helping navigate the way, in particular their expertise on international selling and the VAT challenges therein.
Craig Davies and the Rawlinson and Hunter LLP team have been the accountants for our UK-based gallery for over 5 years. They provide reliable support for bookkeeping, payroll, tax returns and financial reporting and we also rely on them for advice on a wide array of complex issues on which they have extensive knowledge. They have guided us on issues concerning the import/export of artworks, VAT, TA and AEO applications, and general statutory compliance in the UK and EU. The Rawlinson team is knowledgeable, professional, friendly, and always delivers in a timely fashion. They are a pleasure to work with and we recommend them highly.
I engaged Rawlinson and Hunter LLP a few years ago when I had to relocate my business from two foreign countries back to the UK. I have found that Craig Davies and his team’s excellent advice has meant that I sleep well at night! Whenever I need advice on complicated issues, they are always prompt and efficient. I feel that my family’s interests are safe in their hands.
Rawlinson & Hunter LLP
8th Floor, 6 New Street Square
New Fetter Lane
London, EC4A 3AQ
+44 7842 2000