AA MATTHEW & CO INTERNATIONAL [NIGERIA]
WHO WE ARE
AA Matthew & Co International Limited [RC 860298] was incorporated on the 5th of July 2011 by the Corporate Affairs Commission and is set up as an accountancy and professional services organisation with a consistent goal to be recognised as the leading and most trusted professional services firm in Nigeria. We are a part of the AA Matthew & Co accountancy firm based in the United Kingdom.
WHAT WE OFFER
As our first tier service level we offer the following services which are strictly geared to the small, medium and large indigenous firms in Nigeria seeking to establish an international presence in the United Kingdom and willingly to save travel costs and time by engaging AA Matthew & Co as their foreign agent in Europe. We are here to serve Nigerian based expatriates who have accounts and tax filing obligations in the United Kingdom.
1. FOREIGN COUNTRY COMPANY REPRESENTATION [EUROPE]
Nigerian firms seeking an international presence in Europe may engage our services for this purpose. Often times business transactions cannot be undertaken without a local representative who can serve as a bridge between foreign businesses and Nigerian businesses. Generally, in the initial processes of establishing foreign business relations a lot of travelling and hotel costs is involved. We can for a retainership reduce the need for travelling and save you a lot of money.
2. FOREIGN COUNTRY COMPANY ASSIGNMENT [EUROPE]
As above, we can save you a lot of money by conducting the necessary business research, foreign company enquiries, souring of products and services, sourcing of machineries for import and much more. We can undertake business assignments in the United Kingdom or other parts of Europe as determined by yourselves.
3. UK COMPANY AGENT
We can serve as independent agents helping you to actualise your business plans and eventually help set up a permanent establishment in the UK or other parts of Europe. During this period the company would have no physical presence in the UK and would therefore not be subject to UK tax until a permanent establishment is formed.
4. NIGERIAN COMPANY UK BRANCH REGISTRATION
At this stage based on our tax advice you may decide to set up a branch of the Nigerian parent company in the United Kingdom or other parts of Europe. A branch is a permanent establishment and its operations and the results thereof would be subject to UK taxation. We can help with the process of UK branch registration with Companies House.
5. NIGERIA COMPANY UK SUBSIDIARY FORMATION
Based on our advice concerning tax and other related matters you may decide to set up a subsidiary company instead. A subsidiary company is a separate legal entity from its parent and exists legally apart from its Parent company. We can help you set up a subsidiary company in the UK.
6. TIER 1 [ENTERPRENUER] VISA APPLICATION
We work with Solicitors who can help you apply for a Tier 1[Entrepreneur] Visa to allow you at least 3 years 4 months residence in the UK. You may decide to extend your stay and eventually apply for an indefinite leave to remain in the UK after 5 years residence. The Solicitors we work with would be able to help with this at a fee.
7. OFFSHORE COMPANY FORMATION
AA Matthew & Co International engages in international tax planning and asset protection by helping your business setup offshore businesses and open offshore bank accounts to protect your assets from lawsuits, take advantage of international tax breaks and help your business particularly online businesses expand across national borders. Countries such as Hong Kong, British Virgin Islands, Seychelles and Nevis, among others, provide tax benefits and help structure your asset base. Online businesses would find this option a very relevant one for tax planning purposes.
8. UK COMPANY FORMATION
Should you require an independent UK company with no affiliation to your Nigerian company or where no such Nigerian company exists we can incorporate a UK company for you and if you so wish the incorporation can be done in one day!
9. UK REGISTERED OFFICE ADDRESS/MAIL SERVICE
Because of the logistics and distance involved we often require that our foreign based clients use our address as the Registered Office as important information from Companies House and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Custom [HMRC] must not be missed. We also offer a mail service to either redirect your mail to Nigeria or open and summarise the details or scan same as required.
10. COMPANY DIRECTORSHIP AND OPENING UK BANK ACCOUNTS
In very rare situations based on serious legal vetting we may be able to act as a director of the subsidiary or independent company and thereby help open a bank account in the UK.
11. UK COMPANY ACCOUNTS PRODUCTION
Accounts production is a logical progression once a company is formed. Nine months after the Companies annual year end the accounts must be produced and filed. As Chartered Accountants we are qualified to offer this service.
12. UK COMPANY TAXATION SERVICES
Once the Company accounts are filed with Companies House the next major work would be to file the accounts with HMRC- the tax office. We have developed, over the years, a knowledge base and tax planning experience that we bring to the table to enable our clients save money by reducing their tax liability.
13. UK SELF ASSESSMENT TAX FILING
UK based foreign expatriates living and working in Nigeria would gain an advantage by engaging us as their UK tax filing agents as we are aware of both Nigerian and UK tax laws and the Double Taxation Treaties between the two countries.
14. UK FEASIBILITY STUDIES/BUSINESS PLAN/BUSINESS TRAINING
AA Matthew & Co International provides competent market research and high quality analysis in order to determine the viability of the proposed business expansion into Europe. We also write business plans and conduct business training to ensure the business succeeds.
15. UK PROPERTY PURCHASE
We work with one of our sister companies in the UK to help source properties at reasonable prices should you be interested in investing in UK Property. We can manage the whole process from sourcing property to managing tenants and maintaining the property at a fee.
AA MATTHEW & CO INTERNATIONAL
LEKKI COASTAL ROAD
OPPOSITE LEKKI FREE TRADE ZONE
IMOBIDO, IBEJU LEKKI, LAGOS
TELEPHONE: 070 1997 1133
AA MATTHEW & CO
UNIT 11 , CHALLENGE HOUSE
616 MITCHAM ROAD
TELEPHONE: 0044  208 684 9091 0044 7930 105 233
EMAIL: INFO@ AAMATTHEWACCOUNTANTS.CO.UK, AAMATTHEW@AOL.COM
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We have engaged AA Matthew & Co as our accountants for over 8 years. Wonderful peace of mind of knowing you can always receive necessary and informed advice for financial and strategic planning. The promptness and excellence of their service delivery is second to none. LA, Preston
AA Matthew & Co provides an excellent service, well recommended for small business. The Partner and staff are always willing to help as they are aware of the daily problems faced by new businesses. Their fees are competitive and fair. You must subscribe to their services to appreciate them better! DB, London
Over the last 8 years or so , the services of AA Matthew & Co has been truly professional and their work ethic, time management and valued advise has been quite impressive. It has been a real privilege to be subscribed to your services. We hope the future will bring further synergies between our businesses. AO, Kent