Tax Compliance

At William Fry Tax Advisors, we view compliance as an advisory product for our clients and not just a process.

Our compliance team comprises of a senior team of professionals who work as part of a multidisciplinary consulting team. Our goal is to understand your tax compliance needs and to help you achieve those objectives in an efficient manner.

Our dedicated tax compliance team consists of Chartered Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisors. Our aim is to work with you to acquire a full understanding of the workings of your business with a view to addressing tax compliance and broader issues as they may arise. 

Uniquely, our compliance team only comprise of professionals who have significant experiences in tax law, accountancy and finance in all sectors in varying degrees of size.

Tax compliance and reporting is becoming more complicated.  Managing the risks associated with failing to comply in full and on time with the tax reporting obligations has become a real issue for the boards and management of companies. We do not offer a mere number crunching service, but tailor our service to meet our clients' needs.

We are the exclusive Irish member of Taxand, which operates in over 50 countries and have access to over 2,000 professionals.

William Fry Tax Advisors was awarded Ireland Tax Firm of the Year and Impact Deal of the Year at the International Tax Review European Awards 2019 in London. 

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Our dedicated tax compliance team, as a result of significant practical experience, will work with you to ensure the compliance process runs smoothly, efficiently and the way that best suits client inhouse requirements; resulting in less time required by our clients' team.

As part of a multidisciplinary consulting team, other issues arising in the course of the compliance engagement can be dealt with efficiently e.g. assistance with tax provisioning workings and disclosures for financial statements, advising on the tax effect and transitional adjustment as a result of the implementation of new accounting standards, optimising tax depreciation on spends or potential spends, ensuring transfer pricing documentation is compliant, reviewing director's compliance statements.


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  • There's a real broadness, a client states "You can talk to one person who has a legal, tax and international perspective all in one".  Other sources appreciate the client-centric service provided by team members: "We've got a great relationship with the team and we find them to be very effective. They really demonstrate their commitment to client service". ​Chamber Europe 2019  
  • "William Fry's commitment to client service is excellent", says one source, who also praises "their real breadth of knowledge and willingness to allocate the people required when there is a need for a quick turnaround." Another reports that the "technical depth, exposure and experience of the senior team set them apart." Chambers Europe 2018
  • "Sources assert that "from a technical perspective they are clear and direct." Interviewees also value the team's "responsiveness to client needs and commercial awareness." Chambers Europe 2017
  • William Fry’s practice includes Sonya Manzor, who ‘devises well-thought-out tax strategies’ for clients such as King Digital Entertainment. International tax specialist Shane Wallace recently handled various real estate tax structuring and transfer pricing issues. Legal 500 EMEA 2017
  • "The firm is very responsive and has great resources, including access to a global network of tax advisers, which benefits us internationally and is a fantastic asset. The firm's ability to provide both legal and tax advice really ensures everything fits together.Chambers Europe 2016
  • Martin Phelan leads a ‘highly professional’ team at William Fry. It advised the Department of Finance on the potential capital restructuring and sale of its 99% investment in Allied Irish Bank, and also assisted IAG and EirGen Pharma. The group also has a significant private client practice and notable property expertise. . Legal 500 EMEA 2016
  • "The lawyers are technically and commercially the best I have dealt with. I have always been very impressed with their well-thought-out and thorough advice. You can always get through to the partners and their brilliant associates." "This team is fantastic – always available and really responsive." Chambers Europe, 2015
  • "Martin Phelan's controversy practice is at the forefront of domestic contentious tax work and boasts an enviable client list." Who's Who Legal - Corporate Tax 2015 
  • William Fry’s ‘hands-on, straight-talking and practical approach’ finds favour with clients. Legal 500 EMEA, 2015 
  • "One of the most conscientious firms I have dealt with." "The team is knowledgeable and integrates well with other departments, which is very helpful." Chambers Europe, 2014 


  • Martin Phelan
    • Martin Phelan International tax specialist Martin Phelan is described as a "top guy" and "very switched-on." Chambers Europe 2017
    • Leading consultant Martin Phelan is praised for "cutting to the chase" and being "technically very good."  Chambers Global, 2015 
    • Martin Phelan is 'extremely efficient and effective'.  Legal 500 EMEA, 2015
    • Martin Phelan is widely agreed to be one of the leading tax practitioners in Ireland. Clients appreciate that "he has his eye on the ball. He works with you one-on-one and has an ability to react very quickly." Chambers Global, 2014 
  • Sonya Manzor 
    • "I really admire the way that Manzor is able to review advice and drill into the key technical points and make very sensible, constructive comments on the tax issues," enthuses one highly impressed interviewee. Chambers Europe 2019
    • The "outstanding" Sonya Manzor is a key name in the corporate tax space. Legal 500 2018 
    • Clients describe her as "a very talented individual and creative thinker." She assisted with the sale of Phillips 66's interests in the Whitegate Oil Refinery. Chambers Europe 2018
    • Sonya Manzor is "well renowned for her technical expertise in a broad spectrum of tax matters, including inward investment, corporate reorganisations and M&A transactions". Chambers Europe 2017
    • Sonya Manzor is the firm's most prominent corporate tax lawyer, coming recognised for her "tremendous knowledge and experience. She understands direct and indirect tax in Ireland, the EU and the US. She is instrumental in coming up with creative ideas to get around the problems we face." Chambers Europe 2016
    • Sonya Manzor is "decisive and proficient, and knows about corporate issues. She also won't back down, but nor will she pick a fight for the sake of it."Chambers Global, 2015
    • Sonya Manzor "provides creative solutions". Legal 500 EMEA, 2015 
  • Ted McGrath
    • Ted McGrath debuts in the rankings this year on the back of strong client endorsements. "McGrath gives very pragmatic and direct advice," reports one pleased client, adding: "He can weigh up the commercial aspects of the deal." Chambers Europe 2019

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