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Easing cashflow with monthly VAT returns

31st May 2022
Is it possible to move to monthly VAT returns to get the cash in quicker? VAT Technician Elaine Wight explains. If most of your sales are zero-rated, then it’s likely that you usually get a VAT repayment every quarter. But having to wait for that VAT refund after the end of a quarter can cause...

How do the NI changes affect 2022/23?

30th May 2022
The 2022 Spring Statement increased the NI threshold, however the way this has been done is not straightforward. How does the change affect small company’s profit extraction planning for 2022/23? Head of Payroll Joanne Gibson provides detailed advice. The Chancellor committed to this rise on the basis that health and social care needs to be...

Are electric cars worth the salary sacrifice?

20th May 2022
With climate change and the cost-of-living crisis high on everyone’s agenda, is this a good time to look at an electric company car policy? What benefits would such a scheme bring? Brona MacDougall advises. Company cars have fallen out of favour in recent years as tax charges have risen and the optional remuneration arrangement changes...

Higher fuel rates for company cars?

10th May 2022
HMRC recently updated its advisory fuel rates for company cars. However, the new rates don’t even come close to reflecting the current pump prices. Can you pay employees a more realistic rate? Naomi Swan advises. If you provide employees with company cars, you are entitled to pay them a fuel rate to reimburse them for...

Qualified Chartered Accountant

15th March 2022
Due to continued expansion, we are looking for a full time qualified Chartered Accountant to join our friendly and supportive team. Ideally you will have been qualified for at least 2 years plus and have experience of completing statutory accounts. JRW are a growing firm with six offices across Scotland. This position is based in...
Joanne Gibson, Partner JRWCA

Are your expenses procedures up to scratch?

18th January 2022
Of course all businesses want to keep costs down and having a robust system in place for checking employee expense claims should be part of that regime. But what are the requirements to meet HMRC’s standards? Our Head of Payroll, Joanne Gibson advises. Self-policing expenses policy Generally, HMRC isn’t concerned about the amount that you...

January Business Support Top Up – Hospitality and Leisure

12th January 2022
January 2022 Funding has been allocated to support businesses in hospitality and leisure who are impacted by the requirement for physical distancing and capacity limits that came into force from 27 December 2021. The January Business Support Top Up – Hospitality and Leisure Fund will provide financial support to businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors...

Contactless payment limit is £100

14th October 2021
In April 2020 the contactless payment limit was raised from £30 to £45. To help businesses recover following the pandemic, the limit has now been raised again, this time to £100. Although the change is already effective, banks and firms will need to make the necessary changes to their systems and contactless payment terminal software....

The tax implications of writing off loans

12th October 2021
An employee who is being made redundant has asked his employer to write off their outstanding training costs loan as part of their redundancy termination package. But what are the tax implications here?  Tax Expert Brona MacDougall explains. Where a loan to an employee is written off by the employer for any reason, HMRC treats...

When is selling land or buildings “trading”?

8th October 2021
The First-tier Tribunal recently ruled on whether profit made from the sale of land bought as part of a residential property was taxable as trading income or capital gains. What was the outcome and why?  Brona MacDougall looks at this in more detail. The dispute The case of Heather Whyte v HMRC followed a long...