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Introducing HMRC’s new VAT penalties

26th April 2022
The first step towards alignment of VAT and direct tax penalties was due to take place in just two months but the government recently announced a delay. What’s the full story? Audrey Rankine takes a closer look. HMRC’s original timetable for the harmonisation of its late filing penalty and late payment interest regimes across most...

Paying a Bonus and tax

4th March 2022
Your accounting period is due to end soon and your fellow directors want to pay a bonus so the company can reduce its corporation tax bill. However, they don’t want to pay tax on it until the following year. Is this possible? Brona MacDougall advises on the timing and rules that you should be aware...

Spend Now, Pay Later

21st September 2021
The Super-Deduction and the Increase in the Main Rate of Corporation Tax Rishi Sunak’s plan for replenishing the public purse consists of encouraging businesses to invest heavily now to strengthen the economy, so that by 2023 they will be resilient enough to start paying tax at much higher rates. The government anticipates a £10bn loss...
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...

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...

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme now live

23rd March 2020
The Chancellor announced that the British Business Bank will manage the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) which is available from today, 23rd March 2020 and will initially run for 6 months. More details can be found on the British Business Bank website However here is a short summary of the key features: •   Through...

Selling your business – how to avoid tax traps

25th October 2019
You’re selling your business and as part of the deal you’ll stay on in a managerial role for three years. You’ll then be paid an additional sum based on the profits made over that period. How should you structure the payment to avoid tax traps? Our Senior Tax Manager Brona MacDougall provides advice on the...

Tax-efficient rewards for multiple directorships

26th March 2019
As an alternative to salary or dividends, benefits in kind are a potentially tax-efficient option for directors, especially those of multiple companies. But what’s the advantage and when can you use it? Brona MacDougall takes a closer look. Most tax experts will tell you that dividends are the most tax-efficient form of income for director...

Good Work Plan – What does this mean for employers?

6th February 2019
The Government’s ‘Good Work Plan’ was published in December 2018 in response to the Taylor Review, with the heart of its vision stated as being its “commitment to improving quality of work in the UK”. In this article we look at what these new workplace laws will mean for employers. The Government appears to have...

Resolutions worth keeping

3rd January 2019
New Year is of course the time for making resolutions, some of which can be much more successful than others! However, it is also the time of year when business owners can make lasting changes that will improve profitability. What New Year’s resolutions should you consider making for your business? Tighten up your credit control...