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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 Smith & 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 Smith & Williamson’s 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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