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Feb 16 2018

Tax planning for professionals – our top tips

Categories: ProfessionsTaxation

With over two months until the end of the financial year (ended 5 April 2018), there is still time to take action to reduce future income tax liabilities or take advantage of annual allowances. Take a look at our points to consider, ahead of the new financial year below: • Have you maximised your annual more

Feb 15 2018

P-p-p-pick up a cake!

Categories: EQ News

We have kicked off our annual fundraising campaign in delicious style! At EQ we have chosen to dedicate proceeds from all fundraising efforts to Maggie’s Centres – our Charity of the Year.  Yesterday we launched our 2018 calendar of fundraising activities on Valentine’s Day (Wednesday 14 February 2018), with bake sales held across our offices. In our Dundee office, staff more

Feb 12 2018

Construction companies could be missing out on thousands of £s of tax relief

Categories: ConstructionTaxation

Research & Development (R&D) tax credits are available to limited companies subject to UK corporation tax, yet take up of the relief is lacking amongst SME’s, particularly within the construction sector. Construction companies often do not consider these claims applicable to them. However, due to the continuous innovation and bespoke solutions provided by the construction more

Feb 2 2018

Good news as funding deals are secured by local creative groups

Categories: Technology

Two local groups are delighted to be sharing in the £99million fund provided by Creative Scotland. Organisers of the NEoN festival and Creative Dundee have both been added to Creative Scotland’s list of organisations that guarantees them funding for the next three years. Gillian Easson, co-founding director of Creative Dundee said “We are really thrilled more

Feb 1 2018

Funding for Growth using Non-Bank Funding

Categories: Construction

Typically, if the bank manager said “no”, there were very few alternative funding providers. Where-as today, there is an overabundance of potential funding sources. Peer-to-Peer (“P2P”) or Crowd funding SME secured lending is readily available for Scottish SMEs providing a real alternative to borrowing from the high street banks. Loans range from £100,000 to £5m, more

Feb 1 2018

10 out of 10 for Accountancy Trainees

Categories: People

We would like to congratulate our clever group of Accountancy trainees, who are celebrating after passing various different stages of their professional examinations. The group who succeeded in their Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) exams are Sam Ellis, Lauren Malloch, Katherine Thomson and Kelly McHardy. Lauren, Katherine and Kelly all work in the Dundee office, with more

Jan 30 2018

Have you paid your tax?

Categories: Taxation

31 January 2018 is the deadline for payment of balancing tax liabilities for 2016/17 together with first payments on account (POA) towards 2017/18 tax liabilities. This is the same as the deadline for filing 2016/17 self-assessment tax returns online with HMRC. HMRC automatically charge a penalty of £100 for any late returns, with additional penalties more