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Autumn Budget 2017 - A Lesson Learned?

Published On: 22/11/2017

Following the debacle of the March 2017 Budget and the shredding of election promises, in this historic first Autumn Budget, the Chancellor went out of his way to avoid any potential pitfalls.  Indeed he may even have felt that it was bit of crowd pleaser with announcements, amongst other things, on more money for the NHS, tackling some of the perceived tax abuse by the multi-nationals, higher tax thresholds and help for first time buyers.

 

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Thank You!

Published On: 08/11/2017

We would like to say thank you to everyone who attended our free Fife Business Week seminar earlier today on How To Pay Less Tax.

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Research & Development (R&D) Tax Relief – Worth The Hassle?

Published On: 01/11/2017

R&D Tax Relief is available for more companies than you may expect and can result in significant tax savings and refunds for successful claims.  In the year to 31 October 2017, some of our clients have claimed R&D tax credits amounting to just under £2 million.  So we believe the answer is yes although we acknowledge that not everyone will qualify.  To know if it is right for your company, you should consider the following.

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Who wants to pay less tax - Fife Business Week, Free Seminar

Published On: 26/10/2017

Who wants to pay less tax?

HMRC's job is to collect all the tax you are liable to pay.  Our job is to make sure that you don't pay a penny more than that.  Yet many small (and quite a few large) businesses pay too much tax, partly because they are so busy concentrating on making money that they don't always attend to the areas where they can save money.

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Making Tax Digital – A ‘surprise’ announcement

Published On: 14/07/2017

It took the Government a while but they eventually listened to the professional bodies and tax experts that the public is not ready for Making Tax Digital (MTD). 

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Fore Grand

Published On: 30/06/2017

Well, every year we say the same thing.  Our annual golf day was even better than the last one.  This year, we’re pleased to say, was no different!

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Making tax digital means using cloud accounting. But which software should you choose?

Published On: 27/06/2017

If you’ve been following my blogs for M&S, you’ll know that I’ve been part of the pilot organised by HMRC to road-test software, the use of which will become essential for the majority of businesses once MTD kicks in.

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My Making Tax Digital Blog, Part VII, will three or four tax payments a year become the norm?

Published On: 15/06/2017

If you read my last blog, you’ll recall that I was waxing lyrical about the fact that the government, tied to its manifesto commitment not to increase specific taxes, will have to resort to a range of stealth taxes if it wants (as it assuredly must) to increase the overall tax take to fund all its spending plans and pay for Brexit. 

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Silent Auction

Published On: 01/06/2017

We are delighted to say that we have 76 people due to play in our charity golf day tomorrow so a huge thanks to everyone who is participating and those who have already donated prizes or provided sponsorship.

 

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My Making Tax Digital Blog, Part VI, in which we wonder what will happen next…

Published On: 31/05/2017

Over the last few months, we’ve seen a Conservative government clobbering not just small businesses in general but also, I suspect, many of its natural supporters amongst the self-employed - not just with MTD but also with the (quickly abandoned) NIC hike and, most disastrously for many (yes, including me), the increase in the amount to be paid under the flat-rate VAT scheme.

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