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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!

| 23 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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 are a few tax saving tips you can use to allow yourself to chill out […]

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Accountant or Business Coach?

Accountant or Business Coach?

| 15 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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 at both, your business can benefit greatly. Why you should take advice from your accountant […]

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Why you need to like your business adviser

Why you need to like your business adviser

| 6 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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 good business adviser takes the time to understand you and your business. They know what’s […]

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Is HMRC making you pay too much tax?

Is HMRC making you pay too much tax?

| 2 June 2017 | 0 Comments

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 the 2016/17 tax year, it has become clear that even HMRC haven’t been able to […]

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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

| 23 May 2017 | 0 Comments

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 FreeAgent and Xero, businesses can get rid of manual records and keep their businesses in […]

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Opportunities at Rosslyn Associates

Opportunities at Rosslyn Associates

| 2 August 2016 | 0 Comments

As a result of our continued rapid growth we’re looking for more accounts assistants who would like to become part of our friendly and supportive team. We’re looking for ambitious team-players who are client-focussed and dedicated to doing a great job. Have a look at our Opportunities page or apply HERE

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I take most of my income from my company as dividends – how will the new dividend tax affect me?

I take most of my income from my company as dividends – how will the new dividend tax affect me?

| 23 June 2016 | 0 Comments

  You own your own company, perhaps outright or perhaps along with others, and you have been paying yourself a low salary topped up with dividends from the company. For the last 18 years or so, since the first budget under New Labour, received wisdom in tax planning has been to pay director/shareholders this way […]

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Can your children help save tax?

Can your children help save tax?

| 20 November 2014 | 0 Comments

Readers of earlier articles will know that I am keen to explore common issues which arise for my work with my clients, mainly from a tax angle, but not exclusively. Previous articles have looked at whether going “offshore”could save you tax, and how to sell your house tax free. This article looks at a recurring […]

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10 reasons why selling your house might not be tax free

10 reasons why selling your house might not be tax free

| 11 November 2014 | 0 Comments

In normal, day to day life, selling your home is usually tax free. So even if you make a massive profit when selling it most people don’t pay any tax. This is because it’s their main residence. It is fairly common to hear it said that you don’t pay tax on any profit when selling […]

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We’re now award winning!

We’re now award winning!

| 1 November 2014 | 0 Comments

A highly enjoyable – and surprising – evening on Wednesday at the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2014.We won Networker of the Year (Joint runner-up). Congratulations too to Roger Thomas (highly commended) www.andcoaching.com ; Susan Laidlaw (joint Runner up) www.laidlawlettings.co.uk; and Brian Johnstone (winner) www.homeinstead.co.uk/eastmidlothian

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