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Jonathan Berger

Jonathan Berger

I'm an employment tax professional with over 20 years’ specialist experience and I lead the employment tax team in London.

I help employers gain cost savings through the implementation of more effective pay and benefits reward structures, as well as supporting them to manage employment tax and mitigate internal and external compliance risks. This includes the operation of PAYE and NIC on payments, expenses and benefits provided to employees as well as establishing employment status (IR35).

I bring my experience of advising clients and a number of in-house secondments to support businesses across all sectors on a broad range of employment tax and payroll issues, from compliance and reporting to advisory. I was seconded to a well-known Fintech where I set up the employment tax function, helped with trouble-shooting compliance, and subsequently acted as interim head of employment tax.

For me, employment tax compliance is an important building block for any business. I enjoy building relationships with my clients helping them to be more effective in their roles. I support their business and employees from a practical and pragmatic perspective - whether I’m dealing with HMRC enquiries, making their approach to expenses more efficient, training them up on how to embed new rules, supporting the introduction of new or updated salary sacrifice employee benefits.

I am a regular commentator on technical employment tax matters for internal and external seminars and have had a number of articles published in tax periodicals and magazines. I am active on social media where I also share relevant updates to better inform clients, colleagues, and contacts on topical issues. 

Outside of work I enjoy cycling, theatre, planning holidays and supporting charity initiatives in my local community as well as spending time with my family, hopefully by combining all of the above.




  • ATT (Fellow)
  • BA (Hons), Economics and Social Studies
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