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SCOTTISH BUDGET 2018 - A TAX ADVISER’S HEADACHE!

Published On: 15/12/2017

Amidst the headlines of all the new tax rates and who will and won’t be better off, there probably won’t be many who will feel too much sympathy for tax advisers.  However following the changes announced yesterday, those of us advising Scottish taxpayers will now be dealing with one of the most complex tax systems in Europe.

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Tax Thresholds

Published On: 15/12/2017
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Scottish Budget 2017

Published On: 14/12/2017

This afternoon, the most significant changes in recent times to the Scottish Income tax system were announced.  These were much wider ranging than anticipated and will, in addition to having a direct impact on the finances of Scottish taxpayers, undoubtedly add a huge amount of complexity to the calculation of tax liabilities for many of our clients due to the way these new rates will interact with other taxes that are still under the direct control of the UK Treasury.

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Sometimes, HMRC isn’t what it appears to be…

Published On: 04/12/2017

I got a scam email the other day.  It’s shown below.  On the face of it, this looks like it might be real.  The colours used, the tone, the language; they all seem plausible.  Then there is the promise of a rebate from HMRC, not too large so as to seem obviously a scam, but just a couple of hundred pounds, an amount that would make a nice difference, especially with Christmas coming up.

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