Miscellaneous

Electricity Can Save Your Business Money

19.07.19

    Recently we discussed the taxable benefits of having an electric company car, reducing the benefit-in-kind tax for employers and employees. However, there are yet further savings to be realised beyond reduced P11d charges....

Optimising Your Salary and Dividend Mix

27.06.19

It is important that shareholders/directors have regular reviews of their salary and dividend mix to ensure they are receiving the greatest benefit. There are several key factors to note covering NIC, Income Tax and Dividends:...

Company Electric or Hybrid Vehicles Offer Both Tax and Environmental Benefits

17.06.19

A Benefit-In-Kind (BIK) arises when employees or directors receive benefits excluded from their salary. One of the more typical taxable benefits are company cars, which become taxable if there is allowance for private use. Only...

Amas – A year of unprecedented growth and an appetite for more

01.06.18

At Amas, we have achieved growth across all of our services but that has not stopped us from wanting to expand even more in this financial year. Digital Accounting – a growing digital base of...

The Importance of Hiring an Accountant

18.04.18

As bookkeeping software is simplified and more business owners do their own bookkeeping, there is the perception that hiring an accountant is not necessary. But accountants are not bookkeepers, they are trusted advisors. Many believe...

Jane Grant Listed in the Sunday Times Top 200 UK Accountants

29.04.16

On Sunday 10 April, the Sunday Times published their first list of the Top 200 UK Accountants. The list is compiled using information and feedback from the independent consumer ratings website vouchedfor.co.uk. We are proud...

Top Tip Financial Management Presentation to AABW

20.04.16

On April 20th 2016, Jane Grant of Amas presented her Top Tips of Financial Management as part of the AABW‘s ‘People & Financial Management’ event held at the Dumfries Arms Hotel in Cumnock. View the Presentation PDF...

How Dividend Tax Changes Affect You

20.01.16

Major Changes to Dividend Tax Legislation from April 2016 by Dorothy Scott FCCA New dividend tax legislation comes into force on 6 April 2016 which will affect your income from dividends. The new system will have little...

Directors Loan Accounts, Dividends and Remuneration: It’s Spring Cleaning Time!

08.04.15

by Dorothy Scott FCCA   There are tax consequences associated with directors owing amounts to their companies – both corporation tax and income tax. With the end of the tax year upon us and the...

Made the local news – Accelerate Ayrshire – Ayrshire Post

26.08.14

Our launch event of Accelerate Ayrshire took place recently and our guest speaker Alan McDonald, CEO of Dawn Construction, shared his key business experiences and learning with over 50 local business guests, to help accelerate...