* Chris HarmanTax Senior

Chris is a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and a Fellow of the Association of Taxation Technicians (AAT Fellow) with over 40 years of experience in the field of UK taxation. During his career, he has advised a broad spectrum of clients from basic rate taxpayers through to high-net-worth individuals, sole traders, directors, partners and those with many sources of income, as well as limited companies on indirect and direct UK taxes.

Chris was a founding member of a group of professionals covering Suffolk and North Essex (SANE) (!) who had meetings with and made representations on tax compliance issues to senior members of HMRC. Chris was for a while Chair of this ‘Working Together’ Group.

Prior to joining our team Chris was the Tax Partner of a regional practice until he retired to put his feet up. However, that didn’t quite work out as the desire to return to working with clients and to advise them on tax matters was still there. After meeting with Keith and Sheila, he just knew he needed to get back to using his skills in practice. Chris may have reduced his hours of work but never his commitment to clients.

Chris grew up in Wickford, left school after ‘A’ levels and married his childhood sweetheart. They have three children and eight grandchildren. “Most months have a family birthday” says Chris. He started work in a London Stockbrokers, was promoted and took a pay cut, as his earnings would then be commission based, coinciding with the Stock Market crash! Chris then worked for HMRC and after a few years he joined a firm of Chartered Accountants in London. He then changed jobs to a national firm who had an office in Colchester where he worked for a few years. He left them to join what was then a small upcoming young Practice where he set up and managed their tax team during which time he rose to the position of being their Tax Partner.

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