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Introduction to tax: small businesses seminar

Date: 28th August 2019

Time: 09:00 - 12:15

Introduction to tax: small businesses seminar Perth

CPD Hours: 2hours 30minutes

This seminar focuses on the fundamental tax issues affecting small businesses and will help to ensure that you are fully prepared to advise your clients on these key matters.

2.5 hours verifiable CPD

According to recent Scottish Government figures, there are in excess of 300,000 small and medium-sized enterprises in Scotland, providing around 1.2 million jobs. This forms a significant part of the economy, distributed all over the country, but these businesses do not often have the capability to handle their own tax issues. This can greatly inhibit development, with matters such as recruitment or acquiring property needlessly complicated.

The Scottish legal profession plays a valuable role in supporting these small businesses, and this seminar focusing on the fundamental tax issues affecting small business, will help ensure that you are prepared to advise your clients on these key matters.

This seminar is one of a two part introduction to tax series, examining key aspects of tax law in detail. Click here to view the our private client seminar

Special offer - register for both seminars and save an additional 10% on each seminar. This offer can be combined with our Early Bird rate.

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By attending this seminar, you will: 

  • Enhance your understanding of the key tax issues for small businesses
  • Better advising clients about commercial property and the tax implications of taking employees
  • Be able to manage client expectations and manage common problems that arise when giving tax advice.
  • 09:00 - 09:20

    Registration and refreshments
  • 09:20 - 09:30

    Welcome and introduction
  • 09:30 - 10:10

    Advising small businesses on tax issues

    • Overview of tax implications for small businesses 
    • Common problems and how to overcome them 
    • Managing client expectations


    10:10 - 10:40

    Tax implications for employers

    • Advising clients on payroll and income tax
    • National Insurance contributions 
    • Common problems and how to solve them

  • 10:40 - 10:55

    Refreshments and networking
  • 10:55 - 11:35

    Commercial property and business rates

    • Calculating business rates
    • Adjustments and discounts and how to obtain the
    • Eligibility for relief 
    • Complex issues

    11:35 - 12:15

    Tax implications for self-employed clients 

    • Classifying taxable profits 
    • Calculating deductions and understanding what is eligible
    • Complications and how to manage them

  • 12:15 - 12:20

    Closing remarks
  • 12:20 - 13:00

    Lunch and networking


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