Chartered Tax Advisers & Accountants


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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Eight taxing minutes is four minutes too long …

Published On: 12/01/2018

Like most businesses, accountants have peaks and troughs throughout the year. In our case, as one of Scotland’s very few experts on US tax, we move from US tax deadlines to UK tax deadlines... It does mean that the December/January period is probably our two busiest months of the year and it can be frantic at times.

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New Year’s resolution – get your tax paid on time!

Published On: 04/01/2018

Everyone here at M&S Accountancy and Taxation hopes you have had a relaxing festive break and a great New Year. In Scotland, we have lots of traditions associated with Hogmanay, usually involving having a great time with friends and neighbours...

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