With over 20 years experience as accountants working in the fields of tax consultancy and accounting, we know that changing rules and regulations can be a headache. It is our aim to make your finances as clear as possible and help guide you towards financial success. We aim to bring together a friendly and approachable manner with high quality services in both accounting and tax management.

Serviced Areas

  • North Devon & West Somerset

Contact Details

  City Barnstaple
  Postcode EX31 3HX
  Address Tawstock House Tawstock
  Phone Number 012 7134 3477
  Fax 01271 343364

Products & Services

Tax Advice

VAT: Keeping below the VAT registration limit, when you can deregister, VAT Flat Rate Schemes, Volunteering for VAT

Capital Gains planning: what expenses you can off-set towards Capital Gains Tax, Capital Gains Tax Free allowances.

Profit planning: Ways to increase your profit by improving margins.

Tax issues when buying and selling a business.

Advice on reducing the amount of corporation and self assessment tax.


Evans & Co Accountants Bookkeeping gives you the peace of mind that your Business's books are in safe hands. We have many National clients throughout the UK.

At Evans & Co Accountants we offer Bookkeeping services to all Clients as an add on service. We also offer a FREE Bookkeeping Template to use on your computer alternatively a printable version is available. If a client provides us with their own Bookkeeping schedules in the correct format then we will offer a discount to our fees.

Customer Testimonials

Evans & Co. were referred to us by our real estate agent. We could not have been more pleased with their service. Ian and his staff are very knowledgeable and experienced. We highly recommend them to anyone looking for an excellent tax consultant firm.

A fantastic local, friendly family run business, that really know there business,they have looked after me from sole trader to company director and could not have done it without them. Would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.


Evans & Co Accountants and Tax Consultants Ltd

Evans & Co Accountants are a highly professional firm of accountants who stand out from other companies due to their high commitment to service and competitive prices. We are a family run and owned Accountants situated one mile from Barnstaple, North Devon, we offer a variety of Accountancy and Tax Consultant services to all Business sectors.

Email: support@evansaccountantsbarnstaple.co.uk

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Easter opening times: Our Office will be closed on Friday the 25th all day and will not be opening until Tuesday the 29th @ 9am. If you need to contact us then please send a email to: ian@evans-accountancy.co.uk or Leave a answer phone message on: 01271-343477
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Dear Clients, we would like to inform you that Lake Road will be closed all day on the 10th and 11th of March due to road maintenance. There are two other routes to our office which you can take if you are planning on visiting our office on these dates.
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The National Living Wage is coming in from 1 April 2016. All workers under PAYE and aged 25 and older will be required to be paid a minimum wage of at least £7.50 per hour. If you are a client of Evans & Co and would like some further advice then please
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Abolition of Employer’s Class 1 National Insurances for under
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Job Vacancy! We are looking for someone to work on our team as a part time Administrator/Bookkeeper. Offering 16 Flexible hours a week at £6.50 an hour. Previous office experience and basic computer skills required. In house training provided if required.
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From everyone at Evans & Co we hope you all have a lovely bank holiday weekend. Lets hope that the sun shines.
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Exciting time for Evans & Co as the interviews start to find us a new apprentice. Good luck to all the successful candidates.
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HM Revenue & Customs are experiencing technical faults with their online submission and this is effecting Sage and Forbes. So if you are having issues with your pay and tax return submission this is probably why. Lets hope they sort it out soon!
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Evans & Co Accountants are a highly professional firm of accountants who stand out from other companies due to their high commitment to service and competitive prices. They are a family run and owned Accountants, situated one mile from Barnstaple, North Devon, they offer a variety of Accountancy and Tax Consultant services to all Business sectors. Evans & Co Accountants are trustworthy, reliable and consider their customer service 'second to none'. They have a professional, friendly approach and care about their clients success, treating each individual on the same level regardless of the size of their business.

Evans & Co Accountants is a family run accountancy and tax consultancy service based just outside Barnstaple North Devon. Formed in April 2002 by Mr Ian Evans, the company was incorporated in 2003 due to the success of the Business. Our continued growth has been attributed to the many referrals that we have enjoyed, from local professionals as well as from our many satisfied clients. Our aim is to minimise the amount of tax you pay, whilst doing our best to ensure you and your business do not fall foul of the tax authorities.

Tax Investigations can be raised into Company or Personal Tax, National Insurance or VAT affairs. These can be questions about a particular aspect(s) of your tax affairs which may include PAYE or it can be a general enquiry into all of your finances. These investigations can arise for a wide variety of reasons, sometimes due to missing or incorrect information in the accounts, that have been presented and leading the Tax Inspector to require more information. However, HMRC have stated that they will also randomly select businesses/individuals for an investigation.

Capital Gains Tax is a tax on the gain or profit you make when you sell, give away or otherwise dispose of something that you own, such as shares or property. Your Capital Gains Tax bill can be reduced by a tax-free allowance and some additional reliefs. Sometimes you may not have any tax to pay. For Capital Gains Tax purposes, if you make a gift to a child, to other people or companies; this is considered a 'disposal' and you may owe some Capital Gains Tax. If you make a gift to a spouse, civil partner or charity; then you normally won't have to pay any Capital Gains Tax.

The whole issue of incorporating a Company is vast as there are lots of technical information, rules, laws and tax implications involved with running a Limited Company. At Evans & Co Accountants we can take the most inexperienced Business Person and guide them through the complex process of the corporation procedure. As a hand holding exercise - we will guide you every step of the way. Incorporation's suit small businesses just as easily as larger organisations/businesses. At Evans & Co Accountants your Business is assessed on an individual basis and we will tell you honestly if your Business is suitable for incorporation or not.

We can take care of your Payroll services; we calculate, deposit, file, and reconcile all your payroll taxes. We will handle all the paperwork from tax authorities and explain this paperwork to you, so that you are aware of all employer related issues as they change.

You may need to register for VAT, or you may be able to choose to register voluntarily. If your turnover of VAT taxable goods and services supplied within the UK exceeds 85,000 in the previous 12 months on a rolling basis or you expect it to go over that figure in the next 30 days alone, you must register for VAT. If you are taking over a VAT registered business from someone else then you have to add your own VAT taxable turnover over the last 12 months (if any) to that of the business you are taking over.

Workplace pensions have just undergone a major overhaul and it is now the law that you must provide a Qualifying Workplace Pension Scheme (QWPS) for all eligible staff members even if you only employ one person. Evans & Co Accountants offer the full range of Work Place Pension services to our clients. From completing all legal requirements and declarations with the Pension Regulators to setting up a pension account to running all monthly contributions.