Colin Ben-Nathan


KPMG in the UK

Colin advises employers on the structuring and taxation of employee remuneration packages, both in a UK and international context. This includes advising on employee incentive arrangements, social security issues and international issues arising from the movement of employees to and from the UK.

Colin has worked for KPMG since 1986. He was a partner for twenty years from 1998 to 2018 after which he took up a role as a Director in the tax practice.

His clients include a number of well-known names (both quoted and unquoted) with whom he has worked closely since specialising in tax approaching 30 years ago.

Areas on which he advises include; employee tax issues arising on transactions, termination payments, relocation payments, employed v self-employed, benefits-in-kind (including company cars), retirement benefit arrangements, other PAYE and NIC related matters, the Construction Industry Scheme (IR requirements on payments by contractors to subcontractors), employee incentive schemes (including EBTs and share schemes), cross-border employee movement and international executive tax issues and settlement of PAYE/NIC further to HMRC enquiries/investigations.

Colin has ongoing dialogue with HMRC and HM Treasury on technical and policy matters concerning Employment Taxes, both on behalf of his clients and as Chairman of the Employment Taxes Sub-Committee of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Colin was a member of the Consultative Committees of the Office of Tax Simplification dealing with the Simplification of Employee Expenses & Benefits and the Closer Alignment of Income Tax and National Insurance.

  • Financial Services
  • Tax
  • MA (Cantab) in Natural Sciences, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA)

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA (Fellow)