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Murray Beith Murray is a leading Scottish private client law firm.

For over 170 years we have specialised in meeting the legal, financial and administrative needs of individuals and families, family trusts, charities and private companies.

Laura specialises in reviewing the financial affairs of individuals and trusts with a view to identifying tax planning opportunities and tax efficient schemes. Laura also has significant experience with offshore trusts and international tax matters.

Read more about Laura here.

Scottish Budget 2019/20

Laura Brown Head of Tax

The Main Points So far…

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Self-employed? Are you aware of the changes to Class 2 National Insurance which may affect you?

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In 2019/20 the Government plans to abolish the existing process for collecting Class 2 National Insurance Contributions (NIC) and introduce a new scheme which will increase the percentage rate of Class 4 NIC paid by the self-employed on profits over a certain amount.

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Caution Recommended in HMRC Interactions

HMRC recently reported that 10.7 million customers submitted their self-assessment tax returns before the 31st January deadline. Around 9.9 million were apparently submitted through the department’s online service, which amounts to over 92.5% of total returns. 

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Income and Property Taxes – Scotland v Rest of UK

We reported last month that the Scottish Government utilised its devolved powers in its most recent budget to make further changes to income tax rates in Scotland, and as a result there are now significant differences between the rates of income tax paid in Scotland and the rest of the UK. 

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Scottish Budget 2018/19

An Income Tax Policy for Scotland

The Finance Secretary, Derek Mackay, delivered his 2018/19 Budget for Scotland today announcing the Scottish Government’s decisions on income tax

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