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At Frenkels Forensics Chartered Accountants  we have the experience and expertise to ensure that non-UK resident sportspersons or entertainers and payers are able to pay the least amount of tax by ensuring that you obtain your reduced tax entitlement.

The FEU is the specialist tax office that handles these cases.  They regularly check on entertainment activity in the UK, and could take action against you for failure to comply with the law.  Our comprehensive advice will protect you against these problems and may well result in some tax repayments too.

Whether you are a non-UK resident sportsperson or entertainer or the actual payer you want to make sure that not only do you meet your tax obligations, but also that you do not overpay your taxes either.

If you are making any payment to a non-UK resident entertainer directly or indirectly for an appearance in the UK, the responsibility for deducting the tax and making payment to H M Revenue & Customs will fall on you, as you are deemed to be the payer.

Our Services
Frenkels Forensics Chartered Accountants can advise in the following areas:

  • Ensuring you obtain your reduced tax entitlement
  • Who falls within the UK scheme
  • Which payments are taxable
  • Which payments are excluded from the scheme
  • The right amount of withholding tax in the UK
  • What books and records to maintain in order to support your returns and calculations
  • The right forms and returns that are to be completed and by what date
  • What tax payments to make to avoid interest charges
  • Enquiries from the Foreign Entertainment Unit of HM Revenue & Customs (FEU)
  • Appeals against FEU decisions
  • Repayment of overpaid UK tax
  • Applications for artiste reduced tax payments where this is allowed


Payments covered by the tax rules include share of tour income, prize money, appearance monies, percentages of box office takings, merchandising rights, film fees, endorsement rights, advertising income, all media fees and TV rights.

The tax rules cover footballers, rugby players, cricketers, athletes, racing drivers, pop stars, musicians, dancers, actors, variety artistes, and teams and individuals including orchestras.

London Office

Churchill House 137 Brent Street
London NW4 4DJ

020 8457 2929

Manchester Office

Chancery Place 50 Brown Street
Manchester M2 2JG

0161 850 0929

Birmingham Office

3 Brindley Place
Birmingham B1 2JB

0121 285 2929

Brighton Office

15-17 Middle Street
Brighton BN1 1AL

01273 358929

Bristol Office

One Temple Quay Temple Back East
Bristol BS1 6DZ

0117 325 8929

For more information about Tax Clearance, contact us.

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