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  1. Blog16th Sep 2023

    Michaela McCombie, Business Advisory Services Assistant Manager

    Do you have a legal remuneration strategy?

    Each year it is important for business owners to review the company remuneration strategy to determine the most tax-efficient way to withdraw money from the business. Unfortunately, a number of business owners view the contents of the business bank account…

    By Michaela McCombie

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  2. Blog14th Sep 2023

    Meeting about setting up Family Investment Companies

    What are Family Investment Companies?

    In recent years, “Family Investment Companies” (FICs) have become more widely used in family tax planning exercises.  However, they are not a new structure by any means – our oldest FIC client is over 100 years old! They are setup…

    By Emily Robson and Steve Roberts

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  3. Blog12th Sep 2023

    Jill Walker, Private Client Partner who wrote a blog about inheritance tax changes

    Are Inheritance Tax Rules Changing?

    Could we soon see Inheritance Tax changes? It has been reported that the Government is considering scrapping Inheritance Tax (IHT) in advance of the upcoming general election. IHT is a controversial and generally unpopular tax, which has been labelled as…

    By Jill Walker

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  4. Blog5th Sep 2023

    Lynn Gracie, Private Client International Tax Director, author of blog about tax domicile

    Cruising around the world – can it really reduce your tax bill?

    The post-COVID world looks very different for many workers. Many are now choosing to work not just from home instead of the office, but in some cases, an entirely different country. Most are searching for a better work/life balance, escaping…

    By Lynn Gracie

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  5. Blog4th Sep 2023

    Electric car bought on salary sacrifice

    Is salary sacrifice worth it for an electric car?

    The 2022 Benefit in Kind Statistics annual report shows there has been a significant shift from diesel company cars which accounted for around 80% pre 2017, to 60% by 2019/2020 with a further decline to just 49% (355,000) in 2020/21. …

    By Richard Petrie and Karen Thomson

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  6. Blog28th Aug 2023

    Image of sole trader who needs to make a payment on account

    What is a Payment on Account?

    Unlike the PAYE system, when you start working as a sole trader or have a new untaxed source of income (e.g. rental income, dividend income) you won’t pay tax as money comes in. Instead, your first tax bill is likely…

    By Helen Furniss

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  7. Blog22nd Aug 2023

    Jessica Hodgson, US Payroll & Employment Taxes Senior Manager

    What is a Foreign Partnership?

    For United States (US) tax purposes, the Internal Revenue Code defines a ‘partnership’ as a syndicate, group, pool, joint venture, or other unincorporated organisation through, or by means of which, any business, financial operation, or venture is carried on, and…

    By Jessica Constable

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  8. Blog17th Aug 2023

    Helen Furniss, Senior Tax Manager

    VAT- A Guide For Sole Traders

    When many people think of VAT, they think of the extra charge on clothes, petrol and everyday items. However, those that are self-employed and/or run a business, may be required to get involved with VAT more than they would otherwise…

    By Helen Furniss and Alistair Duncan

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  9. Blog15th Aug 2023

    Richard Higginbottom, Senior Audit Manager

    Labour shortages in the manufacturing industry- is there a solution?

    Soaring energy costs, inflation and interest rates continue to have a massive impact on business and the economy but recruitment and retention of staff remains the number one challenge for employers across all sectors. Certainly, competition for people and talent…

    By Richard Higginbottom

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  10. Blog11th Aug 2023

    Holiday home image depicting hmrc targeting airbnb landlords

    HMRC Targeting Airbnb Landlords  

    The way in which we’re able to generate multiple streams of income from property ownership has changed. With platforms such as Airbnb, Booking.com and Cool Stays, landlords are turning to short-term let properties as a source of income and seeing…

    By Natalie Butler and Jen Kinnear

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  11. Blog9th Aug 2023

    Jon Hicks, Customs Director

    Alternative Dispute Resolution – Why it’s Good To Talk

    Many importers have found that being in dispute with HMRC can be a costly business. Where margins are tight and room for manoeuvre limited, the unexpected tax bill can make a business venture uneconomic. Where there is a risk of…

    By Jon Hicks

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  12. Blog7th Aug 2023

    Image of couple getting the keys for their property they paid inheritance tax on

    Inheritance Tax – Could your estate be exposed?

    Many more ordinary people are becoming liable to Inheritance Tax (IHT) who may not have before. In this blog we’ll be looking at what IHT is, why the rise is occurring and how we can help you mitigate your IHT…

    By Tracy Dickson

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