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Off-Payroll Working Reform – Necessary Regulation or a Tax Grab?

Published On: 09/07/2019

The final consultation on the government’s plan to introduce off-payroll working reform to the private sector closed on 28 May 2019, the results of which will be used when drafting the legislation to be included in this year’s Budget and which will apply from 6 April 2020.  Although this has not provided total clarity over the substantial changes that will apply in less than 10 months’ time, it gives a reasonable indication of how HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) plan on implementing the reform.

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Golf community rallies to the causes

Published On: 02/07/2019

Almost thirty golf clubs, driving ranges and other golf-related facilities across the central belt and beyond, supported the M&S Charity golf day at Forrester Park Resort in June. With donations ranging from vouchers for four people to play their courses, to gift cards, and from free lessons using the latest Top Tracer technology, to afternoon tea, these hugely generous contributions added enormously to an already groaning table of prizes.

 

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Golf Day photos and update

Published On: 29/06/2019

The annual M&S Accountancy and Taxation Charity Golf day took place on Friday 7th June 2019 at Forrester Park Resort. On a day of glorious sunshine (if accompanied by a tricky wind) nineteen teams took to the fairways in support of two great charities: C.H.A.S – the Children’s Hospice Scotland Association, and ‘Connecting Communities’, a British Red Cross initiative focused on supporting the lonely and isolated.

 

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2019 Charity Golf Day

Published On: 05/06/2019


Our annual fundraising event takes place this Friday 7th June at Forrester Park Resort in Cairneyhill. M&S Accountancy and Taxation Ltd would like to thank the club for all their assistance in the preparations, and in advance for hosting us so generously once again.

 

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This year we will be raising money for two wonderful charities: The Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS); and The British Red Cross, especially their community connections project which is focused on helping and supporting those who, for whatever reason, find themselves lonely or isolated.
 

We would also like to thank all of our sponsors who make the day extra special. West End Garage Skoda are our returning principal sponsor, and once again they will be putting up a car as a prize, should anybody make a hole in one on the 2nd hole. Fantastic! And, we have each of the holes and a putting competition sponsored by a range of benevolent individuals and businesses: The Potent Mix, Utility ROV Services Ltd, CM Ceramics, Cairn Independent Ltd, Ian G Scott, Myrtle Coffee Services Ltd, Be-It.co.uk, Clear Strategy Ltd, Malcolm, Jack & Matheson, Cairn Corporate Ltd, Stevenson and Marshall, Advance Plumbing and Heating Services Ltd, CW Energy LLP, John McCormack and Elite Office Supplies.

We would also like to thank all those who have already contributed to the day, whether that be in cash or by providing prizes for the various competitions and the grand raffle. The golfing community has also rallied to our causes, generously donating a raft of gifts from playing vouchers to lessons and from range sessions using the latest high technology to gift cards.

 

Thanks to one and all.

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Photos from the M&S Golf Day

Published On: 30/07/2018

The M&S Golf Day, held last month at Forrester Park near Dunfermline, was a splendid success, raising a record amount for this year's chosen charity, the Darvett Syndrome  Foundation.  As in previous years, we had an excellent turnout of golfers and were rewarded with fantastic weather and some first-class scores.  We've uploaded a few photos here, but to see all the pictures from the day, please go to our Facebook page.

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M&S win inclusion on Handpicked Accountants

Published On: 03/07/2018

The team at M&S Accountancy and Taxation are delighted to announce that we have been awarded inclusion on Handpicked Accountants, a new service designed to take the headache away from small businesses and individuals looking for an accountant.

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Graduate Tax Traineeship

Published On: 10/05/2018

M & S Accountancy and Taxation Ltd (M&S), Fife’s leading firm of Chartered Tax Advisers, are looking for a tax trainee to join their highly skilled tax department. 

This is a tremendous opportunity to start a career in the exciting world of tax in a friendly and supportive environment where you will be encouraged and required to sit professional tax exams.

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Making Tax Digital - what’s happening next?

Published On: 15/03/2018

I received an email from a lady who seemed to work for HMRC, asking me to participate in an online session about software choices for MTD. She didn’t know that I had been previously involved in this project and also assumed I didn’t know much, if anything, about MTD. When it became clear that I did, we proceeded to the main purpose of the call, which was to ask my opinion about a range of services that might be available online as part of the MTD service from HMRC.

 

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Only a few days to go to file your tax return or you may face a fine (or may not?)

Published On: 29/01/2018

The deadline for getting your tax return to HMRC is 31st January. If you are a client of M&S then you’ll know this and will almost certainly either already have had your return scrutinised by us and submitted, or will be in the final stages of doing this (and don’t worry, we’ll make sure it’s OK).

However, every year, thousands of people across the UK fail to get their return in before the deadline.

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Not recommended tax excuses, but nonetheless amusing!

Published On: 18/01/2018

As accountants and tax specialists, we occasionally have clients who ask us, how can I put this, “challenging” questions. We bow to nobody in our desire to help our clients pay only the tax they owe, however, often their questions (a recent example was “can I claim on the summerhouse I’m having built if I say I’ll use it as an office?”) bring a wry smile to the lips

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