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Capital or Revenue Expenditure? That is the Question.

Should a client face an enquiry from HMRC into their tax return and accounts, a common area that is reviewed is any deduction that may have been claimed in the accounts for repairs and renewals. This arises because whilst a repair to an asset is an allowable item of expenditure for tax purposes, if the […]

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Happy Retirement!

Iain Turnbull (centre) a Tax Manager at Greaves West & Ayre has just retired after nearly forty seven years of service. Iain who lives in Eyemouth is married to Fiona and has a step daughter, Nicola, and two grandchildren, Abbie and Lewis. After completing his education at Eyemouth and Berwickshire High Schools, Iain joined Greaves […]

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No Relief for Incorporations

Owner managers have increasingly chosen to operate their businesses through the company medium in recent years as some regulation has reduced for the smaller company and because it is more conducive to minimising personal tax and National Insurance liabilities. Various reliefs exist for those who start as an unincorporated business who wish to transfer into […]

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Tax and the mis-selling saga

HMRC have published guidance on the tax treatment of compensation received by companies and other businesses in respect of mis-sold interest rate hedging products. The main purpose of the article is to raise awareness that such receipts are usually taxable. The redress can be made up of three elements: •    basic redress •    compensatory interest […]

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The campaigns continue

Since 2007, HMRC campaigns have collected over £596 million of tax from people using the opportunities to voluntarily declare previously undisclosed income and settle outstanding tax liabilities. A further £338 million has also been raised through a large number of follow-up activities together with a number of criminal investigations and convictions with custodial sentences for […]

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Staff News Summer/Autumn 2020

Appointments Since our last newsletter two new faces have joined our team in Berwick. Diane Lyons has  joined our Accounts team and Loren Veitch has started work alongside our Wealth Management team. In September we also welcomed back Danielle Campbell to our Corporate Services/Tax team following the birth of daughter Evelyn Grace last year. Work […]


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Tax and Crypto Assets

2009 saw the launch of Bitcoin. Originally seen as being just for geeks and possibly hackers, crypto assets are becoming more common and even considered mainstream by many. HMRC has noted this increased interest in crypto assets. If you invest or trade in crypto assets and you pay taxes in the UK, you need to […]