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Alastair Johnston

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Chartered Tax Adviser based in West Kilbride, Ayrshire


A highly able tax professional with over 25 years' experience in all areas of taxation, particularly corporate tax and taxes on property, and with wide knowledge of tax planning. 


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E-mail: [email protected]



1998 CTA - winner of the prize for the best overall performance in Scotland

1990 HM Inspector of Taxes (FT)



April 2013 to date Director, Alastair Johnston Tax Consultancy Ltd

  • Tax consultant to accountants, solicitors and their clients, and property businesses


December 2004 - March 2013 Head of Tax, Semple Fraser LLP, solicitors

  • Head of the firm's tax department, responsible for high quality tax advice including planning on large commercial property and corporate transactions.

  • Advisor on the full range of taxes impinging on such transactions, including CT, VAT, SDLT, CGT.

  • Often advised on the use of offshore vehicles to hold investment property.

  • Clients included major retailers and property investors such as Tesco, Unite Student Accommodation, Threadneedle / Zurich Assurance and large private investors.


2002 - 2004 Tax Manager, Wylie Frame CA

  • Head of the firm's tax department, responsible for tax services to a variety of companies, partnerships and individuals.


2000 - 2002 Senior Corporate Tax Consultant, Ernst & Young


1999 - 2000 Tax Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers


1997 - 1999 Assistant Tax Manager, KPMG


          1988 - 1997 HM Inspector of Taxes

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