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We are pleased to announce the official merger of Kingston Smith Barlevi with Steven R Pines which was finalised on 1st February 2020. Steven Pines has run a very successful sole practice for over 30 years which specialises in tax and business management services for a wide range of media businesses both in front and behind the… Read more

“The first brands that raise their heads above the parapet to face the challenge of quarantine conditions but not make a film that is about quarantine, may well find that there is a dividend in that.” – David Reviews Graham Tyler, partner at Kingston Smith Barlevi, talks with David Reviews to uncover insights and trends… Read more

One of the most interesting facets of the PPP application process was the self-certification process – applicants simply had to tick a box to confirm that ‘current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary’. At the time of application there was no clear guidance available on what might define necessary, rather ‘good-faith’ was to be… Read more

Whilst much has been made of the Governments’ CARES act package aimed at small businesses, particularly the Paycheck Protection Program, ‘PPP’, and Emergency Injury Disaster Loans ‘EDIL’, comparatively little has been said about another measure employers can use to provide tax efficient assistance to employees during these uncertain times. The President’s National Emergency Declaration of… Read more

As the dust settles on the Payroll Protection Program’s initial application stage, attention for those successful loan applicants now needs to turn to ensuring the appropriate steps are followed to gain maximum loan forgiveness. Whilst the loan application was relatively straightforward (your average monthly payroll multiplied by 2.5x, plus healthcare & state employer payroll taxes),… Read more

Never before has the mantra “cash is king” been so important. In these uncertain times it is vital to closely manage your business’ cash flow to ensure your business comes out the other side in good health. We know that right now, you are juggling between looking after your teams and keeping your business going…. Read more

Almost every business transaction or investment decision is influenced by tax implications. It is therefore essential to have the right tax advisors working with you, both from a corporate and personal perspective. Our specialists can help you and your business achieve its potential through offering hands-on involvement and practical, commercially driven and risk-assessed advice on… Read more

We have in-depth experience acquired over many years serving as consultants and accountants to companies and individuals in the entertainment and media industries, including music, film, commercial production and post-production. We provide accounting and business management for musical performances and artist tours, as well as assisting in the management and collection of royalties, profit participations… Read more

Our clients range from ambitious start-ups to large independent groups, the majority of which are managed by the people that own them. We understand the challenges faced by these businesses. Whether they involve lease negotiations, fundraising, budgeting and forecasting, or human resources and contract issues, we are able to call upon our knowledge and diverse… Read more

Traditionally associated with the entertainment industry, our business management services ensure that every aspect of your daily business and personal financial needs are looked after. As business managers, we assume responsibility for an extensive range of services, ensuring that your time is better spent doing what you do well. Our services include: Cash flow management… Read more

Announcing Kingston Smith Barlevi Merges with Steven R. Pines

28.05.20

We are pleased to announce the official merger of Kingston Smith Barlevi with Steven R Pines which was finalised on 1st February 2020. Steven Pines has run a very successful sole practice for over 30 years which specialises in tax and business management services for a wide range of media businesses both in front and behind the… Read more

Live Talk: Advertising in Today’s Climate with David Reviews and Graham Tyler

21.05.20

“The first brands that raise their heads above the parapet to face the challenge of quarantine conditions but not make a film that is about quarantine, may well find that there is a dividend in that.” – David Reviews Graham Tyler, partner at Kingston Smith Barlevi, talks with David Reviews to uncover insights and trends… Read more

PPP Loans – The ‘Good Faith’ Certification, and a Safe Harbor Deadline

13.05.20

One of the most interesting facets of the PPP application process was the self-certification process – applicants simply had to tick a box to confirm that ‘current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary’. At the time of application there was no clear guidance available on what might define necessary, rather ‘good-faith’ was to be… Read more

Tax Efficient Assistance For Your Employees: Qualified Disaster Relief Payments

24.04.20

Whilst much has been made of the Governments’ CARES act package aimed at small businesses, particularly the Paycheck Protection Program, ‘PPP’, and Emergency Injury Disaster Loans ‘EDIL’, comparatively little has been said about another measure employers can use to provide tax efficient assistance to employees during these uncertain times. The President’s National Emergency Declaration of… Read more

PPP Loans: How to Ensure Maximum Forgiveness

24.04.20

As the dust settles on the Payroll Protection Program’s initial application stage, attention for those successful loan applicants now needs to turn to ensuring the appropriate steps are followed to gain maximum loan forgiveness. Whilst the loan application was relatively straightforward (your average monthly payroll multiplied by 2.5x, plus healthcare & state employer payroll taxes),… Read more

Top 10 tips for managing cash flow during uncertain times

22.04.20

Never before has the mantra “cash is king” been so important. In these uncertain times it is vital to closely manage your business’ cash flow to ensure your business comes out the other side in good health. We know that right now, you are juggling between looking after your teams and keeping your business going…. Read more

Tax management and compliance

29.03.20

Almost every business transaction or investment decision is influenced by tax implications. It is therefore essential to have the right tax advisors working with you, both from a corporate and personal perspective. Our specialists can help you and your business achieve its potential through offering hands-on involvement and practical, commercially driven and risk-assessed advice on… Read more

Entertainment industry accounting and consulting

29.03.20

We have in-depth experience acquired over many years serving as consultants and accountants to companies and individuals in the entertainment and media industries, including music, film, commercial production and post-production. We provide accounting and business management for musical performances and artist tours, as well as assisting in the management and collection of royalties, profit participations… Read more

Business consultancy and advisory services

29.03.20

Our clients range from ambitious start-ups to large independent groups, the majority of which are managed by the people that own them. We understand the challenges faced by these businesses. Whether they involve lease negotiations, fundraising, budgeting and forecasting, or human resources and contract issues, we are able to call upon our knowledge and diverse… Read more

Business management

29.03.20

Traditionally associated with the entertainment industry, our business management services ensure that every aspect of your daily business and personal financial needs are looked after. As business managers, we assume responsibility for an extensive range of services, ensuring that your time is better spent doing what you do well. Our services include: Cash flow management… Read more

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