Chris Smith

Director of Personal Tax Compliance

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Chris leads our personal tax compliance team, ensuring they provide depth of support to a broad range of clients.

With over 20 years’ experience in tax, Chris is familiar with the changing nature of the tax landscape and the importance of guiding people through its complexities.

As part of the personal tax team, Chris also works closely with BKL’s tax specialists – including consultancy, trusts and estates, tax investigations and business tax. This helps us to deliver expert tax advice suited to each client’s circumstances and goals.

Among Chris’s specialisms, he advises clients on the tax implications of divorce (marriage and civil partnership breakups) and permanent separation, giving clear guidance at an often complicated time. This includes income tax, inheritance tax, capital gains tax and the effect on tax reliefs.

Chris is also one of BKL’s experts in cryptocurrency tax and the implications of holding, trading and converting crypto to fiat currency.

Before joining BKL in 2018, Chris was a personal tax manager at MHA MacIntyre Hudson for eight years. He has also worked for NA Associates and Smith & Williamson. Under Chris’s leadership of the personal tax compliance team, BKL won Best Employer in Tax at the Taxation Awards 2023.

  • Over 20 years’ experience in tax
  • Specialist in tax consequences of divorce and separation
  • Expert in cryptocurrency tax
  • background

    Chris leads our personal tax compliance team, ensuring they provide depth of support to a broad range of clients.

    With over 20 years’ experience in tax, Chris is familiar with the changing nature of the tax landscape and the importance of guiding people through its complexities.

    As part of the personal tax team, Chris also works closely with BKL’s tax specialists – including consultancy, trusts and estates, tax investigations and business tax. This helps us to deliver expert tax advice suited to each client’s circumstances and goals.

    Among Chris’s specialisms, he advises clients on the tax implications of divorce (marriage and civil partnership breakups) and permanent separation, giving clear guidance at an often complicated time. This includes income tax, inheritance tax, capital gains tax and the effect on tax reliefs.

    Chris is also one of BKL’s experts in cryptocurrency tax and the implications of holding, trading and converting crypto to fiat currency.

    Before joining BKL in 2018, Chris was a personal tax manager at MHA MacIntyre Hudson for eight years. He has also worked for NA Associates and Smith & Williamson. Under Chris’s leadership of the personal tax compliance team, BKL won Best Employer in Tax at the Taxation Awards 2023.

  • Over 20 years’ experience in tax
  • Specialist in tax consequences of divorce and separation
  • Expert in cryptocurrency tax
  • SPECIALIST TOPICS

    Cryptocurrency
    Employment Tax
    Family Wealth
    Personal Tax

    Dedicated expert in personal tax

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