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Rosslyn Associates charity treadmill marathon!

Rosslyn Associates charity treadmill marathon!

On the 12th January 2018 the Rosslyn Associates team will be bringing a treadmill into the office and will take it in turns to run (or walk) until together we complete a full marathon (42.195 kilometres or 26.219 miles!) Not…

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Rosslyn Associates has a new team member!

Rosslyn Associates has a new team member!

Reflecting the continuous growth of Rosslyn Associates, we would like to introduce you to our new member of the team, Rebecca Easton. Rebecca will take on the role of client service coordinator, as well as bookkeeping. Rebecca’s duties as client…

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How to treat yourself and your employees tax free!

How to treat yourself and your employees tax free!

Are you a business owner who gives employees gifts and benefits to celebrate birthdays or other special occasions? Before the new rules on trivial benefits came into effect in 2016, you would normally have had to pay national insurance on…

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Company car or mileage?

Company car or mileage?

Deciding whether to have a company car, or to claim mileage can be a difficult choice for business owners. The most tax efficient choice differs depending on a number of factors. As tax legislation has changed, there are fewer instances…

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Rosslyn Associates have rebranded!

Rosslyn Associates have rebranded!

    Exciting new things are happening at Rosslyn Associates and we want to share them with you! We have recently rebranded and launched our new website! Please take a look and let us know what you think. As forward-thinking…

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4 reasons to switch to cloud accounting

4 reasons to switch to cloud accounting

  Cloud accounting means storing your accounting data on an online platform, rather than on your computer’s hard drive. The data is live and can be accessed from anywhere and on any device with an internet connection. There are many…

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How to recognise HMRC scams

How to recognise HMRC scams

Many fraudulent emails and texts that appear to be from HMRC are received by taxpayers. Although scams are sometimes obvious, some are more sophisticated and appear genuine. Here is a quick guide on how to recognise when HMRC are genuinely…

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6 reasons your business isn’t growing at the rate you expected

6 reasons your business isn’t growing at the rate you expected

There are so many issues which could be affecting the growth and profitability of your business. Sometimes it can be difficult to identify which ones are affecting your business and to devise a plan to solve them. Here are some…

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7 tax saving tips to help you relax on your summer holiday!

7 tax saving tips to help you relax on your summer holiday!

With summer holidays just around the corner, it’s nice to have some money saving tips to help you through the rest of the year! Holidays are made for relaxing, but that’s sometimes difficult when they can cost so much. Here…

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Accountant or Business Coach?

Accountant or Business Coach?

A business coach who fully understands the numbers can add a huge amount of value to your business. It is common to seek help from a business coach and an accountant separately, but if you find someone who is good…

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Why you need to like your business adviser

Why you need to like your business adviser

Working with a business adviser  can really help your business grow. However, it’s important to remember you need a strong relationship with your adviser, based on trust and empathy, so you can work together in the most effective way. A…

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Is HMRC making you pay too much tax?

Is HMRC making you pay too much tax?

Nobody wants to pay more tax than they have to. Tax rules and legislation are constantly changing, which can make it difficult to keep up. With the changes made to the way dividends are taxed, which came into action in…

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Why you need help from technology to make your business grow

Why you need help from technology to make your business grow

Traditionally accountants have been at a disadvantage when advising on business growth. Manual records meant that accountants were always working in the past, with no real time financial data available. With the emergence of cloud accounting and software such as…

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Is offshore tax planning for you?

Is offshore tax planning for you?

Is offshore tax planning for you? If there is one theme that has kept coming up in my 28 years in tax it is people asking me if they should “go offshore” to save tax. Usually this is the result…

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We’re now “Freeagent Friendly”! (that means we’re accredited)

We’re now “Freeagent Friendly”! (that means we’re accredited)

People often ask me what bookkeeping software they should use, and to be honest there is no one correct answer as it depends very much on who will be using it. However we have been using the cloud-based package “FreeAgent”…

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A snowball is a cake…or is it?

A snowball is a cake…or is it?

In the crazy world of VAT we are always coming across surreal tribunal cases. A recent case caught my eye as it involves two well-known Scottish food companies: Lees and Tunnocks. The question for the Tribunal was whether a “snowball”…

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New team member at Rosslyn Associates

New team member at Rosslyn Associates

Further reflecting our continuing growth, we’re delighted to announce that Maria McLeish has joined us as Payroll administrator and trainee accountant. Maria’s role will include dealing with the payroll function for our clients as well as assisting with office administration.…

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New team member at Rosslyn Associates

New team member at Rosslyn Associates

Following the continued growth of the company we’re delighted to announce that Lyn Stavert has joined us as Senior Accountant. Lyn’s role will include overall responsibility for the operation of the practice on a day-to-day basis. She will also be…

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HMRC’s attack on landlords!

HMRC’s attack on landlords!

Just when I thought that HMRC couldn’t get more ridiculous, news has reached me that they are now trying to argue that landlords should be paying National Insurance Contributions (NIC) on their rental profits. Now, it’s a firmly established rule…

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New offices for Rosslyn Associates

New offices for Rosslyn Associates

We’re delighted to now be based in Bush House in beautiful countryside in Midlothian. The Pentland Hills provide us with an amazing backdrop and the peaceful setting is ideal for working effectively on our clients’ accounts and tax. Bush House…

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