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Matt Watts Business tax
Partner, Head of Business Tax Services

Matt Watts

Business tax

Areas of expertise

R&D tax credits; acquisitions and disposals (including due diligence); international tax planning.


Matt is a Chartered Accountant who has worked for over 10 years in the Big Four. He joined Evelyn Partners (formerly Smith and Williamson) in 2008, and now specialises in advising corporate clients on a variety of business tax matters. Matt particularly focuses on clients in the media and technology sectors, and heads up the Evelyn Partners Transaction Tax team.

Notable achievements

  • Provides tax due diligence and structuring advice on UK and cross-border transactions.
  • Completed many successful R&D tax claims for clients.
  • A member of the firm’s Quoted company Media and Technology and Entrepreneurs’ sector groups.

Professional qualifications/memberships

Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

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