Amanda Dean CTA


Amanda worked as a full-time professional singer for six years before training in tax. She joined Ernst & Young’s Entertainment department, qualifying to the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT) in 1997 and then as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) in 1998. She has worked freelance since then, combining her personal tax practice with academic tax work, her continuing musical career and family life.

Artistes Taxation Services provides tax services to freelance clients and partnerships working within entertainment, media and teaching. Amanda has chosen to keep a restricted client base rather than trying to expand or join a larger organisation, because she finds that her clients tend to prefer always to deal with one person. The move from a sole trade to a small family partnership in April 2011 has brought Amanda some help with the day-to-day administrative side of the work, leaving her freer to focus on tax issues.

Amanda has been Moderator of Professional Stage Tax examinations for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales since 2007. In 2014, she was appointed Moderator of the Association of International Accountants’ tax examinations. She has an interest in professional regulation, serving the Taxation Disciplinary Board since 2009, and acting as a lay member of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s regulatory panel.

As part of her continuing professional development, Amanda studied for the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation. She gained the Principles of International Taxation certificate in 2011 and won the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers Medal for the highest marks in Paper III, Principles of Corporate and International Taxation (EU), in 2012.  She passed paper II in UK international taxation in 2013, completing the full ADIT qualification with distinction.

At various times, Amanda has been invited to take part in consultation meetings with HMRC on developments in tax rules, including changes to capital gains tax. Most recently she was involved in discussions regarding the Making Tax Digital initiative.







Artistes Taxation Services LLP

is a Limited Liability Partnership Registered in England and Wales

No. OC357857; VAT No. 103 6645 37 

Partners Amanda Dean – Taxation; Billie Hylton – Administration

Registered Office 145 St John Street London EC1V 4PW (correspondence to PO Box address)

Supervised by the Chartered Institute of Taxation www.tax.org.uk for anti money laundering

CIOT ATT Membership No. 112836