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New Businesses
Formation of Companies.
Sources of Finance, Grants, etc.
Budgets, Forward Projections – Cash Flows and Business Plans.
Accounting, Taxation, VAT and PAYE implications.

Preparation of all accounting records.
Design and assistance with installation of computer systems and general advice.
Preparation of management and interim accounts.
Preparation of year end financial accounts.

Audit Exempt Limited Company
Preparation of statutory full and abbreviated accounts along with relevant Accountants’ Reports for companies eligible to audit exemption.

Statutory audits under Companies Act 1985 as amended by Companies Act 1989.
Other compulsory audits – eg Solicitors.
Non statutory audits of various types.
Company takeovers, mergers and acquisitions.
Due-diligence report on take-over.

Taxation/Tax Planning
Preparation of Income Tax and Corporation Tax computations with use of latest technology computer generated facsimile Tax Return.
Submission of Tax Returns with Inland Revenue.
Checking assessments and agreement of tax liabilities.
Capital Gains Tax.
Tax saving measures.
Inheritance Tax planning.
Benefits in kind.
Tax planning exercises

Company Secretarial Work
Formation of new companies.
Annual returns and company forms.
Statutory books maintained.

Pensions and Insurance
Taxation considerations

Completion of VAT returns and maintenance of VAT records.
VAT planning.
VAT investigation.

Processing of wages using the latest computerised software.
Administration of PAYE/NI.
End of year returns.
Statutory sick pay etc.
Pensions auto enrolment.

We can also advise or deal with the under noted matters either directly or through the medium of certain carefully selected specialists:

Computer Hardware/Software
Share Valuations
Staff Recruitment
Offshore Companies/Trust

McDonald Gordon Tax Investigations Insurance

Our Tax Investigations Insurance is designed to reimburse the costs of our professional fees in the event clients are investigated by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).

Tax enquiries are harrowing experiences which can be costly and time consuming but the right defence helps to ensure that you can fight the Revenue on an equal footing. Too many taxpayers are forced to accept unreasonable demands from the Revenue as the costs of proper representation are too high.

In addition to this, over the last few years HMRC have increased their investigatory powers when conducting tax enquiries. Tax Inspectors can now conduct activities without launching a formal tax enquiry including:
Visits to business premises
Conducting record keeping reviews
Request the production of documentation

Our Enhanced Insurance
As a result, we are now increasingly concerned at the costs these enquiries can incur. Enquiries can be chosen at random and typically a thorough defence can cost several thousands of pounds. We believe our enhanced Tax Investigations Insurance represents excellent value for money and we strongly recommend that all clients subscribe.

Free Business Legal Advice Line – 24Hour, 365 days a year
As an additional benefit of our service, Business clients who subscribe will also have access to a Business Legal Helpline that covers a wide range of Business Legal issues to help protect your business. Areas of advice include employment Law, health & safety and commercial matters.

If you have any questions about our Tax Investigations Insurance or would like to benefit from having peace of mind against a tax investigation , please contact our front office on 0131 558 3131.