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John Elliott

John Elliott

Tax Partner

John is one of our tax partners, specialising in assisting clients to minimise their tax liabilities wherever possible and ensuring they are fully compliant with the ever more complex tax legislation. He joined Macfarlane + Co in 2001, having previously worked within the trusts and taxation departments of Pannell Kerr Forster and Baker Tilly.

He has 30 years experience in all aspects of UK taxation work. Having started out dealing with mainly UK taxation compliance for trusts and individuals, he now deals with all areas of UK taxation for corporate entities, high-net-worth individuals and trusts providing specific advice with regard to planning strategies in addition to routine compliance.

John is a member of both the Chartered Institute of Taxation and The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.


‘Having been both a Business and Personal client of ‘BWMacFarlane LLP ‘ for some years I am very happy to recommend their services to prospective clients.

In particular, I would commend John Elliot for the way he has looked after my personal tax affairs which have embraced the Public, Private and Voluntary sectors and so have presented a fairly complicated tax position on occasions. John has always been approachable, attentive and, most importantly, available to address even the minutiae of my own tax issues and has done so in a very clear sighted, client focused and jargon free manner.

I have been most happy with his attention and service execution and will continue to avail of these for the foreseeable future.’

“John, Thank you for all you hard work and invaluable advice over the last year. “

“John, thank you for everything this year. For being there when I needed, and acting so efficiently. I really appreciate it.”