Akin Coker - Partner

“I enjoy working with private clients and helping them manage their tax and financial affairs strategically and sensibly. I’m more than just an advisor to my clients, I’m an integral part of their financial planning.” 

Akin joined Buzzacott in 2001 and is a Partner of the firm. He also heads up our Private Client team.

Akin’s focus is on wealth preservation from a tax perspective. Working closely with Buzzacott’s Financial Planning team, he helps high-net-worth individuals and their families protect their wealth throughout their lives through careful planning. 

Akin advises on all aspects of tax planning and compliance reporting for clients with complicated financial affairs, often in multiple jurisdictions. He also specialises in assisting clients who have moved or are looking to move to the UK and require tax advice. 

Akin is a member of the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) and is a qualified Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA). He has been named in the 2021 eprivateclient 50 Most Influential, recognising and celebrating him as one of the most prominent movers and shakers within the UK and offshore private client practitioner sector.

Prior to Buzzacott, Akin worked in the Private Client team at a national practice.

Outside of work, Akin is a lay preacher and undertakes voluntary work as a mentor and counsellor for both young people and adults. He enjoys playing squash and watching football and is happily married with two adult children.

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UK personal tax compliance

We see the Tax Return as a window into our client’s life and the best way for us to get to know each other very well. We aim to see that the right amount is paid at the right time on the basis of full, accurate and timely disclosure. 

We assume a role somewhere between trusted adviser and knowledgeable friend – a role vital in ensuring clients are able to keep and enjoy more of what they earn and bequeath it to the next generation.

UK personal tax planning

UK tax is constantly changing and you will have events that require tax planning (e.g. a possible investment into a business or sale of an asset) while also having ideas of how you would like to use your wealth to benefit you and your family (e.g. via gifts or the creation of trusts).

We aim to ensure that you make the most of the tax legislation, while being cautious and reasonable in our approach to tax planning.

Do you have your UK tax rates guide for 2021/22 yet?

It can be difficult to stay on top of the key tax rates and allowances amid day-to-day living, but there are some important dates that you may need to be aware of. Click here to download our guide for the latest tax rates and allowances and a timeline of upcoming deadlines.

Non-Doms and Non-UK Residents

Foreign domiciled UK residents have access to some very beneficial tax rules but those benefits come with complexity, which is ever increasing. We help those who are yet to come to the UK, are already here or those who have left to ensure that they make the most of the available rules.

For anyone outside the UK who owns UK real estate (including non-UK companies), we help them with their ongoing tax compliance and any related tax planning.

US tax

If you’re a US citizen living in the UK or you’re planning to move here, there will be a number of important life stages that you will need to plan for. Our dual-qualified US and UK tax experts have an intricate understanding of both systems. Tell us your story and together we’ll assess your liabilities and tackle any issues before they become an issue. 

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