Let us take care of the accounts

We are AAT licensed accountants with 25 years experience. Whether you are a sole trader or a limited company, we can take care of the full range of accountancy services including tax returns, bookkeeping, business setup, payroll, tax consultancy and year end services.

Accountancy – VAT Preparation – Payroll Services – CIS Tax – Employers Pension Scheme Administration – Bookkeeping Services – Income Tax – Corporation Tax – Capital Gains Tax

We are an accountancy firm based in Taunton with a client base throughout the South West of England. Our core value is putting our customers first and always ensure we provide a first class service.

Our story​

Taylor and Faulkner have been in practice as accountants and tax advisors for over 25 years focused mainly on catering for small businesses and the self-employed. Our team consists of three partners Shaun Taylor FMAAT, Martin Faulkner and Catherine Faulkner and in addition to this we have two part time employees. We undertake a number of services for our clients from annual accounts, VAT preparation, payroll services, employers pension administration, tax returns including submission to HMRC and a range of other services. We hold a practising licence under the Association of Accounting Technicians which is reinstated on a yearly basis. Our firm is committed to continued professional development and the key members of our team undertake the mandatory number of hours CPD every year in order to maintain our licence and keep our knowledge in all the relevant areas up to date.

Our senior member Shaun Taylor has been a qualified member of the Association of Accounting Technicians since 1991 and became a fellow member in 1997 with the designatory letters FMAAT applied as from that date. Shaun has worked within the accountancy profession for over 36 years and has a broad knowledge of business and accountancy matters. Having worked in accounting practices for a number of years in which he gained valuable experience in both small, medium and large businesses he made the decision to open his own practice with Martin Faulkner in 1994 focused on small businesses and the self-employed. In the past year Shaun has taken on the roll of teaching an AAT student and assisting them towards their AAT qualification. He is also committed to educating our clients on the ever increasing changes being brought in to the tax system by HMRC preparing and advising them over digital record keeping and making tax digital.

Martin Faulkner has worked within an accountancy practice since leaving school in 1987 so he has over 32 years experience within the profession. Martin originally worked in the same practice as Shaun and was under Shaun’s mentoring in the early years of his career. Martin left where he was working and started Taylor and Faulkner with Shaun in 1994. Since forming the practice Martin has gone from strength to strength and gained enormous experience in all aspects of accounting and taxation. Martins key qualities are his pleasant outgoing easy manner which is always a hit with our clients and fellow professionals alike, his knowledge and experience make him a valuable asset to the practice.

Catherine Faulkner has worked within the practice for a number of years now having previously gained experience working within an office environment and an accountancy practice prior to joining Taylor and Faulkner. Catherine is mainly responsible for the payroll processing and VAT preparation for our client’s although she is well versed on all aspects of accounts preparation. She is also responsible for a lot of the administrational duties of the practice of which there are many. Catherine is a very organised individual always suggesting ways to improve procedures to make the practice more efficient and she is very confident at dealing with clients directly.

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Shaun Taylor - Taylor & Faulkner

Shaun Taylor - FMAAT

Catherine Faulkner - Taylor & Faulkner

Catherine Faulkner

Martin Faulkner(1) - Taylor & Faulkner

Martin Faulkner

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Here are a list of the accountancy services that we offer.

Accountancy Services

We prepare annual accounts for sub contractors, small businesses & small limited companies.

VAT Preparation

We prepare VAT returns either through our clients' software or our accountancy software & submit to HMRC.

Payroll Services

We provide payroll services, including online submission, and also CIS services through the payroll scheme.

Tax Services

Income Tax
Capital Gains Tax
Corporation Tax

Bookkeeping Services

We provide bookkeeping services either through our clients' own software or our in-house software.

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