KPMG to open corporate tax office in Birmingham

KPMG is setting up a new tax office for compliance services in Birmingham. 

The Big Four firm is recruiting up to 30 people for the office, which is due to open in September. It will be it's second office for corporate tax compliance. The other is in Glasgow.

KPMG said it's looking for corporate tax professionals, mostly at senior manager, manager and assistant manager levels, for the Birmingham office.

Having tax processing centres in Birmingham and Glasgow is oddly reminiscent of HMRC's increasingly centralised approach, but holds the prospect of significant economies of scale for KPMG. Since it opened in July 2013, the Glasgow centre submitted more than 6,000 income tax and corporation tax returns in its first year.  The satellite office will increase KPMG’s capacity for continued growth in this area, said Janette Wilkinson, KPMG UK's head of corporate tax.