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  • 1st December 2014

    Financial Focus On... Taking Stock

    At this more festive time of year, even your friendly local tax practitioner tends to look up from the books and take stock of the world. To view the world from one of the oldest known professions means that there is a vast pool of experience and anecdotes upon which to draw. Tax has been immortalized in Egyptian hieroglyphics (one of the first pieces to be translated concerned a tax exemption), within the Bible (St Matthew was a tax collector at Capernaum before becoming an Apostle) and within song (most famously “The Tax Man” by the Beatles).
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  • 12th November 2014

    Financial Focus On...Research and Development

    R&D Tax Credits are a valuable Corporation Tax relief, but despite having been available to companies for over a decade, they are often overlooked by many eligible businesses.
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  • 12th November 2014

    Accounting standards - not all black and white

    Accounting is not the black and white concept which many believe it to be, leading to many borderline areas where those in charge of the Company must use their experience and knowledge of accounting standards to decide on the best treatment.
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  • 31st October 2014

    Company Cars - time to throw away the prejudices?

    Many people dismiss company cars, assuming the tax will be too high. But throw away your prejudices and there are tremendous opportunities for tax breaks.
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  • 22nd October 2014

    Charities - VAT treatment of friends, patrons and similar schemes

    The recent decision of the First Tier Tribunal (FTT) in the case of The Serpentine Trust Ltd (STL) is an interesting judgment and a reminder that the VAT treatment of patron/supporter schemes is complex and may affect many organisations.
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