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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,...
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...
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Virtual meetings for charities?

22nd April 2021
Since the pandemic began, our charity clients have been asking us if they are allowed to hold meetings virtually instead of in person. To help charities understand what action they must take, our charity expert Kevin Ferguson brings you some useful Q&A’s on the subject in relation to the requirements of the Scottish Charity Regulator,...

A new garden office?

23rd March 2021
Something that many people have discovered during lockdown is that it is possible to work effectively from home. But perhaps you are now keen to create a more permanent work space at home and are thinking of investing in a garden office. What are the key things to consider and are there any tax implications?...

How to reduce your corporation tax bill

23rd March 2021
Your company’s financial year ends soon. Despite the difficult trading conditions over the last year the accounts will show a profit. But what steps can you take to legitimately reduce the corporation tax bill? Joanne Gibson advises. Generally, expenses that your company incurs are tax deductible. However, special rules mean that tax relief for some...

Incentive for ‘green’ cars extended

22nd March 2021
Despite the financial pressures caused by the pandemic, the government has gone ahead with the planned extension to tax breaks for environmentally friendly vehicles. What might this mean for your business? Bob Johnstone advises. Businesses wanting to take advantage of the capital allowances (CAs) tax break for environmentally friendly cars and other vehicles have been...

Avoiding the Gift Aid tax trap

21st March 2021
You recently saw a press article about tax and Gift Aid donations, it said that people who donate to charity and whose income has been hit by coronavirus can face unexpected tax bills. Are you at risk of this? Helen Johnstone provides the answer. As you probably know, under the Gift Aid scheme charities and...

Mobile and Home Based Close Contact Services Fund

22nd February 2021
The Scottish Government are providing a new fund for owners and operators of mobile and home-based close contact service businesses and for registered driving instructors. The fund will give eligible applicants a one-off payment of £4,000. The deadline for applications is 16 March 2021 at 6pm. To be eligible for this fund, you must own...