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Colin Ben-Nathan


KPMG in the UK

Colin advises employers on the structuring and taxation of employee remuneration packages, both in a UK and international context. This includes advising on employee incentive arrangements, social security issues and international issues arising from the movement of employees to and from the UK.

Colin has worked for KPMG since 1986 and was made a partner in 1998.

His clients include a number of well-known names (both quoted and unquoted) with whom he has worked closely since specialising in tax over 25 years ago.

Specific areas on which he advises include; employee tax issues arising on transactions, termination payments, relocation payments, employed v self-employed, benefits-in-kind (including company cars), retirement benefit arrangements, other PAYE and NIC related matters, the Construction Industry Scheme (IR requirements on payments by contractors to subcontractors), employee incentive schemes (including EBTs and share schemes), cross-border employee movement and international executive tax issues and settlement of PAYE/NIC with HMRC further to enquiries/investigations.

Colin has ongoing dialogue with HMRC and HM Treasury on technical and policy matters concerning Employment Taxes, both on behalf of his clients and as Chairman of the Employment Taxes Sub-Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Colin was a member of the Consultative Committees of the Office of Tax Simplification dealing with the Simplication of Employee Expenses & Benefits and the Closer Alignment of Income Tax and National Insurance. 

Areas of expertise

Financial Services Tax
Colin Ben-Nathan

Education and qualifications

  • MA (Cantab) in Natural Sciences, Trinity College, University of Cambridge


  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA)

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA (Fellow)

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