Straight from the horse’s mouth

Is a home charging point tax exempt?

14th June 2021
Your company is paying for an electric charging point to be fitted at your home. Both you and your partner will use it as you each have electric cars. But will this count as a taxable benefit in kind and what are the tax consequences if you sell your home? Joanne Gibson advises. The tax...

Can car fuel be a perk?

8th June 2021
Company cars continue to be a popular benefit in kind. However, employer-paid-for fuel has a poor reputation for resulting in disproportionately high tax bills. Is this still justified or might it be time for another look? Helen Johnstone does just that. Car versus fuel The calculation of tax and Class 1A NI on company cars...

Exposing hidden business property relief

7th June 2021
Inheritance tax (IHT) planning often involves giving away your wealth, but as a business owner business property relief (BPR) can significantly reduce IHT. What can you do to help your estate achieve the maximum relief? Inheritance tax expert Brona MacDougall advises. IHT and business property Where you own a business, or a share of one,...
JRW Buy_to_let guide

A Guide to Buy To Let

27th May 2021
In our Buy to Let Guide, we look at the pros and cons of letting out residential property in the UK (including furnished holiday accommodation) for the tax year beginning 6 April 2021. We do not cover the letting of commercial property in this guide but are happy to advise on that area of investment...
James Rosie Advert Southern Reporter May 1921

Centennial Celebration

26th May 2021
In May 1921 James Rosie opened his accountancy practice in Galashiels. Obviously, the firm has grown over the 100 years, not least merging with Welch & Co in 2007 to form JRWCA, however we thought it might be interesting to look back. And we are sure some of our ‘Rosie’ clients will remember some of...
Joanne Gibson, Partner JRWCA

Joanne becomes our newest Partner

18th May 2021
We are delighted to announce that Joanne Gibson has just become our newest Partner in the firm. As an Associate with the firm and our Payroll Manager, Joanne will already be well known to many of you. As JRW continues to grow and expand, this exciting appointment recognises Joanne’s considerable talent and demonstrates a continual...
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Gail is certainly WorkingRite

17th May 2021
We are proud to have such an amazing team at JRW and our specialists always try to go the extra mile for clients. We recently received a lovely letter from one of our charity client’s WorkingRite to thank JRW for our accounting work, and in particular, to thank Gail Trojan for her commitment, support and...

May Q&A

3rd May 2021
Expenses for travel to temporary workplaces Q. In April 2020 we furloughed an employee who since June 2019 had been temporarily working away from her normal workplace. She is about to return to work at the temporary location and is expected to be there for the next six months at least. We have always paid...

RECRUITING – EXPERIENCED ACCOUNTS ASSISTANT

30th April 2021
We have a vacancy for an experienced Accounts Assistant. Required to assist with bookkeeping and accounts preparation for limited companies, sole traders and partnerships. Based at Biggar Office. Salary dependent on experience. ABOUT JRWCA As one of the largest accountancy firms in the Borders, JRWCA have a team of accountancy and taxation specialists with a...

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Extension

22nd April 2021
On budget day (or 3 March 2021 for those of you who didn’t have this in the diary) the Chancellor confirmed that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will now run until 30 September 2021. Up to and including 30 June 2021 you can claim, and must pay the employee, 80% of their reference pay...