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Shaw Gibbs named as top 100 accounting firm - news article image

Shaw Gibbs named as top 100 accounting firm

by Fran Kidd

20 Sep 2018

Shaw Gibbs named as top 100 accounting firm for the first time in 2018. The table ranks the top 100 accountancy practices by total UK fee income for the last financial year. Shaw Gibbs, who were one of 16 new entrants have been listed as the 94th largest accountancy practice in the UK.

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When does online selling become a business? - news article image

When does online selling become a business?

by Lorna Watson

8 Aug 2018

If you sell unwanted personal items occasionally, whether through an internet auction site or online classified advertisements you will not be treated as trading for tax purposes (although you might need to pay CGT if the gain is considerable). However, if your selling activities are more regular than this, you may be classified as ‘in business’ and therefore liable to tax.

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Should my business be VAT registered? - news article image

Should my business be VAT registered?

by Gary Hamilton

30 Jul 2018

Most businesses will need to be VAT registered if over a 12 month rolling period their vatable turnover is £85,000 or more. This is not always the case through and this is one of the first pitfalls we see business fall into.

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Shaw Gibbs leads on the sale of Maylarch Environmental Limited to the owners of M&M Waste Solutions Limited - news article image

Shaw Gibbs leads on the sale of Maylarch Environmental Limited to the owners of M&M Waste Solutions Limited

by Cliff Brown

17 Jul 2018

Oxfordshire based Shaw Gibbs advised the shareholders of Maylarch Group on the sale of the company to the owners of M&M Waste Solutions Limited.

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US Supreme Court online sales tax ruling - news article image

US Supreme Court online sales tax ruling

by Lorna Watson

6 Jul 2018

This week the US Supreme Court ruled in the case of South Dakota v Wayfair Inc, that the state Governments are able to impose local sales taxes on online sales.

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Shaw Gibbs client MMR Research Worldwide rank in the Sunday Times, HSBC International Track 200 table - news article image

Shaw Gibbs client MMR Research Worldwide rank in the Sunday Times, HSBC International Track 200 table

by Lorna Watson

14 Jun 2018

Congratulations to MMR Research Worldwide who have been ranked in the annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table

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Shaw Gibbs do ‘Wreck-it-ralph’ for Twin Town 2018 - news article image

Shaw Gibbs do ‘Wreck-it-ralph’ for Twin Town 2018

by Fran Kidd

24 May 2018

On 25th to 28th May 2018 a Shaw Gibbs team are taking part in the Twin Town Challenge 2018, a fun charity car rally where the teams taking part buy a £500 banger and ‘pimp their ride’, all in aid of Special Effect.

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Tax implications for cryptocurrency investors - news article image

Tax implications for cryptocurrency investors

by Iain Ferrie

23 May 2018

What are the potential tax implications for trading in crytpocurrencies?

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That which we call an ISA by any other name would smell as sweet - news article image

That which we call an ISA by any other name would smell as sweet

by Ed Gibson

23 May 2018

There are many ISA options available but what are the benefits of each?

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Top five considerations in accessing pension freedoms - news article image

Top five considerations in accessing pension freedoms

by Tim Davison

23 May 2018

What should you consider when accessing pension freedoms?

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As a Sole Trader or a Partner, what business expenses can I claim tax relief on? - news article image

As a Sole Trader or a Partner, what business expenses can I claim tax relief on?

by Gary Hamilton

17 May 2018

To keep it really simple, ask yourself this question; “is the expense ‘wholly, exclusively and necessary’ for the business?”

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How to value a business for divorce purposes - news article image

How to value a business for divorce purposes

by Clifford Brown

14 May 2018

It is becoming increasingly likely that a business valuation may form an aspect of divorce. This article sets out the considerations in: estimating the current value of business interests, extracting value from a business and how an accountant can help with a valuation.

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Shaw Gibbs support Oxfordshire Artweeks 2018 - news article image

Shaw Gibbs support Oxfordshire Artweeks 2018

by Fran Kidd

12 May 2018

We are supporting Oxfordshire Artweeks 2018 by showcasing artist Patricia Sabogal in our Summertown office.

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Effectively a Special Quiz! - news article image

Effectively a Special Quiz!

by Fran Kidd

19 Apr 2018

Our fundraising quiz was attended by trainee staff from professional advisory groups across Oxford and raised over £260 for Special Effect.

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US tax reforms – impact on US national, UK resident business owners - news article image

US tax reforms – impact on US national, UK resident business owners

by David Rickwood

5 Apr 2018

The US Tax Cuts and Jobs Act 2017 has imposed a one-off tax on the retained earnings of foreign companies controlled by US persons who are non-US resident.

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Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) - news article image

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)

by Sarah Gardener

26 Mar 2018

ATED is an annual tax payable mainly by companies that own UK residential property with a value in excess of £500,000

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Shaw Gibbs advises sale of The First Financial Consultancy to Royce Compliance Consultancy - news article image

Shaw Gibbs advises sale of The First Financial Consultancy to Royce Compliance Consultancy

by Clifford Brown

26 Mar 2018

Shaw Gibbs has advised the sale of The First Financial Consultancy (TFFC), a highly regarded FCA compliance adviser

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I have a friend who has said my business would benefit from being a Limited Company. Are they right? - news article image

I have a friend who has said my business would benefit from being a Limited Company. Are they right?

by Gary Hamilton

22 Mar 2018

The tax efficiencies of owning a Limited Company have been chipped away at in recent years, however, there are still opportunities for many Sole Traders / Partnerships by operating as a Limited Company.

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Exercising Pension Freedoms - what do I need to consider? - news article image

Exercising Pension Freedoms - what do I need to consider?

by Tim Davison

1 Mar 2018

Q: I would like to access my pension fund using “Pension Freedoms” but I am concerned about the fund running out too quickly. What do I need to consider?

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Stakeholder considerations in Corporate Voluntary Arrangements - news article image

Stakeholder considerations in Corporate Voluntary Arrangements

by Clive Everitt

22 Feb 2018

Corporate Voluntary Arrangements (CVA’s) have returned to the headlines in recent months with cases involving High Street names such as Toys R Us, Byron Burgers and Jamie’s Italian. Agreements will have to be reached with all key stakeholders to gather support for the CVA whilst also keeping the company trading in the short term. Reflecting on recent cases, plus our own experiences here are a few comments on what each stakeholder is likely to consider before a CVA is agreed.

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