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Accountants Chester

Phillips & Co Accountants Chester are a leading firm of accountants based in Chester, Cheshire. Established in 2012, we have helped thousands of small businesses and individuals in Chester and beyond with their accounting, business and tax requirements. Phillips & Co Accountants Chester will use over 60 years of experience to help streamline your accounts process and minimise your tax obligations.

We have a mission to provide stress-free accounting and tax services to small businesses, individuals and landlords. We are a modern firm of Chester Accountants with traditional values, set up with a focus on bringing value-added services to our clients & helping them make critical decisions and grow their business.

As a proactive and modern firm of Accountants in Chester, Phillips & Co Accountants Chester offer a 100% online service for those who struggle to find the time or opportunity to attend face-to-face meetings.

Contact Phillips & Co Accountants Chester on 01244 220 062 to find out how we can bring you financial peace of mind.

Alternatively, please visit our Quote page to request a no-obligation, online quote (please note that you will not be required to provide a telephone number to receive a quote).

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Christopher Berry
Christopher Berry
Brilliant team and incredibly smooth service. Helped me through my first tax return and made the entire process smooth and easy. Will be using again this year. Thanks!
Tom Graham
Tom Graham
Mark was brilliant from start to finish when helping with my self assessment. He made the process very smooth and straight forward for me. Would recommend to anyone
Terence Peter
Terence Peter
Phillips & Co Accountants Chester are a firm of accountants in Chester with a reputation for providing an honest, thorough and value for money service. They were recommended to me by a friend who has used them for a number of years now both as a director of a limited company and as a sole trader business owner. Phillips & Co Accountants Chester are proactive, responsive and very helpful when you have a question. The financial side of running a business can be very daunting and distract you from the service you are supplying to your clients. Phillips & Co Accountants Chester have taken this stress away from me and allow me to concentrate on running my business. They are approachable and make you feel that you can ask them even the most rudimentary questions. I particularly like the fact that they offer a 100% online service as it can be difficult and time consuming for me to attend face-to-face meetings. I am very glad that Phillips & Co Accountants Chester were recommended to me and I have passed on my recommendation of them to a number of friends and family members.
John Ahern
John Ahern
Always been very supportive and managed my tax affairs with great care and diligence. Best accountants in over 30 years in business.
James Cook
James Cook
Phillips and co. Done my self assessment and they were easy to deal with and very helpful with any queries and questions. I dealt with Mark and he was great to communicate with, is very knowledgeable and easy to approach. I will definitely use Phillips and co. again in the future.
Steve Ray
Steve Ray
Great service received from Phillips & Co Accountants. Will continue to use. Great comms and a speedy service . S. Jones
Darryl White
Darryl White
Terry and the team at Phillips & Co are great. Really responsive and professional, provide guidance when I need it and always on hand to answer questions and help me out. Certainly taken the headache out of ours accounts and bookkeeping!
Ray Lear
Ray Lear
Hugh and Alex Barrow
Hugh and Alex Barrow
Great service! Knowledgeable, friendly and quick to respond to queries. Would definitely recommend!
Matt owen & Lee owen
Matt owen & Lee owen
We have used Phillips & Co since starting our company, everything has always been straight forward and done everything that’s needed for a fair price

Phillips & Co Accountants Chester offer a comprehensive range of financial, business, payroll and tax support services. Our aim is to provide a professional, personal and efficient solution to all your accounting and tax concerns.

Call or WhatsApp Phillips & Co Accountants Chester on 01244 220 062 to enquire about our services.

Expertise and Experience

Phillips & Co Accountants Chester use expertise to complete our work to the highest standard, and experience to explore opportunities and identify potential problems before they arise.

Phillips & Co Accountants Chester also use the latest software to provide a cost-effective, real-time service.


Accounts preparation is a core part of our service to ensure you are able to fulfill all the reporting responsibilities your business must meet in respect of its obligations to stakeholders and regulatory bodies, such as HMRC and Companies House. We prepare non-statutory accounts for sole traders and statutory accounts for limited companies.


We will prepare and submit your Company’s Corporation Tax Return to HMRC and advise you on any tax liability which is due within nine months of the year end. If you are a sole trader, knowing how much tax you have to pay, and when you have to pay it, is vital. We have years of experience looking after the tax affairs of unincorporated business owners.


Our business services include: planning, budgeting and raising finance through: expansion, restructuring, mergers and management buy-outs. We help start-up businesses save time, money and stress. Our services include: Company formation, devising business plans and producing management accounts.


Whether you employ only a handful of people or a large workforce, dealing with payroll tasks and ensuring compliance with legislation, is yet another burden to distract you from running your business. Our payroll service will ensure that payment is made in accordance with the appropriate legislation, allowing you to focus on other matters.

Our aim is simple…provide the best service we can for our clients. Phillips & Co Accountants Chester complete all work to the highest standard and communicate findings in a clear and concise manner. We value feedback as an opportunity to continue to develop our services and team.

Call or WhatsApp Phillips & Co Accountants Chester on 01244 220 062 to enquire about our services.

Thousands of Happy Clients in Chester and Beyond

Over the past 10 years, Phillips & Co Accountants Chester have helped thousands of businesses and individuals in Chester and beyond with their accounting, business and tax requirements.

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Our experience with Terry and his team has been one of the best we’ve ever had. They were able to understand what we needed and have made what we thought would be a difficult process very simple. We would highly recommend Phillips & Co Accountants Chester.

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I can’t recommend Terry and the rest of the team at Phillips & Co Accountants Chester enough for everything they have done for me and my business. If you choose them as your accountants, you will be in very good hands and they won’t let you down.

Jason Howard Photography

Such a friendly business! Really helpful from the 1st phone call. Phillips & Co Accountants Chester have helped me with all aspects of my business and go the extra mile to make sure I’m on track. The team really made me feel relaxed and at ease with it all.

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Accountants Chester – Where Are We?

Phillips & Co Accountants Chester are based in the historic city of Chester, west of the city centre. We are located off the A548 Sealand Road which links Chester with Deeside and leads on to the Greyhound Retail Park and Chester Racecourse.

For more information, call or WhatsApp Phillips & Co Accountants Chester on 01244 220 062.

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Obsidian Offices, Chantry Court, Chester, CH1 4QN

Phillips & Co Accountants Chester

Obsidian Offices, Chantry Court

Chester, CH1 4QN

01244 220 062

Latest Tax News

The latest UK tax news from Phillips & Co Accountants Chester

Phillips & Co Accountants Chester - Tax Free Childcare

Working Family Boost – 20/06/22

HMRC is urging working families in the UK to not miss out on a £500 tax-free boost to help cover childcare costs over the summer holidays. More than 500,000 families used the Tax-Free Childcare scheme last year but it is believed that up to 1.3m families may be eligible.

Working parents with young or school-aged children could receive as much as £1,000 (if a child is disabled) every three months to help with childcare costs. This boost could be especially important with the school summer holidays approaching fast and the increasing costs of living. The extra funds can be used to help pay for holiday clubs, before and after school clubs, childminders and nurseries over the summer months.

Families that deposit £8 into a Tax-Free Childcare online account will receive an additional £2 in UK Government top-up. The scheme is available for children aged up to 11, or 17 if that child has a disability.

With an estimated 1.3 million families potentially eligible for this support, it is vital that parents and carers check their eligibility for the scheme. Last year (2021/22 tax year) a total of 512,415 families made use of tax-free childcare in the UK. This is compared to 374,135 in the 2020/21tax year.

Helen Whately, HM Treasury’s Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury, said: “It’s fantastic that more parents are taking up Tax-Free Childcare. This support provides a helping hand with childcare costs for working families.

“With over one million families eligible, I want to encourage parents to take advantage of Tax-Free Childcare and keep the extra pounds in their pocket.”

Myrtle Lloyd, HMRC’s Director General for Customer Services added: “Tax-Free Childcare can make a big difference to families, helping with the bills for things like nurseries, childminders and after school clubs.”

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Phillips & Co Accountants Chester - MTD for VAT Penalties

MTD for VAT Penalties – 16/06/22

Making Tax Digital (MTD) was introduced as a means of helping customers correctly calculate the tax that they owe. VAT registered businesses, under MTD, are obligated to maintain certain records digitally and file VAT returns using compatible software.

Businesses that do not comply with these rules can be charged penalties.

To avoid being charged a penalty they must:

file VAT returns using functional compatible software

Functional compatible software is defined as a software program, or set of software programs, products or applications that can:

  • record and store digital records
  • provide HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) with information and VAT returns from the data held in those digital records
  • receive information from HMRC

If a business files their VAT returns, but does not use functional compatible software, they may be charged with a penalty of
up to £400 for every return they file.

maintain records digitally

Businesses must maintain some records digitally within their functional compatible software. This is known as an ‘electronic account’.

If businesses do not keep these records digitally, they may be charged a penalty of between £5 to £15 for every day on which they do not meet this requirement.

use digital links to transfer or exchange data

Businesses must digitally link each piece of software you use. A digital link is where data is transferred or exchanged electronically between software programs, apps or products. You must not transfer or exchange data manually.

If a business does not use digital links to transfer data between pieces of software, they may be charged with a penalty of between £5 to £15 for every day on which they do not meet this requirement.

use the checking functions within your software

Businesses must use the checking functions within their software to make sure that returns are correct before being filed.

If a business files a return that contains errors, it will have to pay back any VAT owed. They may also  be charged with a penalty of up to 100% of the VAT owed.

sign up to MTD

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Phillips & Co Accountants Chester - High Income Child Benefit Charge

Child Benefit – 13/06/22

You may be required to pay a tax charge known as the ‘High Income Child Benefit Charge’, if you have an individual income over £50,000 and meet one of the following criteria:

  • you or your partner receive Child Benefit
  • someone else receives Child Benefit for a child living with you and that person contributes at least an equal amount towards the child’s upkeep.

The child living with you does not need to be your own child.

What counts as income?

For the purposes of the tax charge, to work out if your income is over the threshold, you will need to work out your ‘adjusted net income’. This is your total taxable income before personal allowances and less the likes of Gift Aid.

Who pays the tax charge?

If both your income and your partner’s income is over £50,000, then the individual with the higher income is responsible for paying the tax charge.

‘Partner’ is defined as someone who you are not permanently separated from and to whom you are married to, in a civil partnership with or living with as if you were.

 If your income is over the threshold

you can choose to either:

  • receive Child Benefit payments, and pay any tax charge owed at the end of each tax year
  • not receive Child Benefit payments, and not pay the tax charge

If you choose to not receive Child Benefit you can still complete the Child Benefit claim form. You will need to state on the form that you do not wish to receive payments.

You will need to complete the claim form if you wish to:

  • receive National Insurance credits which count towards your State Pension,
  • ensure your child gets a National Insurance number automatically before they are 16. They will otherwise need to apply for it themselves

If you are already in receipt of Child Benefit

you have the choice of either:

  • ‘Opting out’ and stop receiving the benefit, or
  • Continue to receive the benefit and pay any tax due at the end of each tax year.

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