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No double faults when tax planning for couples

No double faults when tax planning for couples

10 April, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
While I doubt Andy Murray and Kim Sears will give much thought to tax implications of their marriage when they tie the knot tomorrow and while they unlikely to benefit from the new tax allowance available for spouses and civil partners, their union provides an opportunity to re-examine what, if ... read more...
Happy New Tax Year

Happy New Tax Year

7 April, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
With the arrival of the new tax year comes the arrival of a new service for clients of Gilson Gray as our Private Client department embarks on the provision of tax compliance services. We provide a wide variety of tax compliance services which can be tailored to your own specific requirements ... read more...
Onsite at Europe’s fastest solar farm deployment

Onsite at Europe’s fastest solar farm deployment

1 April, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Our client, Scottow Moor Solar Limited, has just connected one of the UK’s largest solar projects. We were privileged to be invited to see the final stages of construction at the site by the project’s driving force, shareholder and director, David Fyffe. The scale of the solar power development ... read more...
Inheritance Tax – Deeds of Variation under the Microscope

Inheritance Tax – Deeds of Variation under the Microscope

20 March, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
While the hotly tipped abolition of IHT on the majority of family homes didn’t make the budget speech the promise to scrutinise the use of legal loopholes that help people avoid inheritance tax (“IHT”) did. Chancellor George Osborne continued his attack on those actively avoiding paying tax and ... read more...
Tax Returns no more..

Tax Returns no more..

19 March, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In his last budget before the General Election, Chancellor George Osborne raised some interesting points yesterday. As someone delivering tax compliance services to clients the headline grabbing statement “Annual Tax Returns to be abolished” proved to be of particular interest to me. It appears ... read more...
No fracas here, just sensible tax planning

No fracas here, just sensible tax planning

11 March, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Timing matters in the world of tax  With less than a month to go until the end of the tax year we highlight some tax planning options worth considering before 5 April. Pension Contributions Higher rate tax payers are entitled to tax relief on personal pension contributions and of course the ... read more...
The Oscar for Estate Planning Goes To……

The Oscar for Estate Planning Goes To……

20 February, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
It’s Oscar weekend and while I am usually most interested in who is wearing what,  this year I am looking at some estate planning winners and losers. Heath Ledger won his Oscar in 2009, for his performance in The Dark Knight. Due to his sudden death in 2008 his award was accepted by his sister ... read more...
World events can have a real and lasting impact closer to home

World events can have a real and lasting impact closer to home

19 February, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
As the economy continues to recover, the property market continues to show a marked improvement on the dark days of the recession. 2014 was a year of unprecedented disruption characterised by the football World Cup, tightening of the lending criteria by banks and building societies, ... read more...
Wills are not just for the rich & famous

Wills are not just for the rich & famous

17 February, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
In a week where the US newspapers have been filled with the sad story of a feud between the late Robin Williams’ wife and his children in relation to his estate and speculation about what might happen to Whitney Houston’s estate should her daughter not reach age 30 and inherit, it would seem ... read more...
Top Tips For A Happy New Year

Top Tips For A Happy New Year

14 January, 2015 by Gilson Gray in Blog
Christmas is behind us. Now we are back at work, re-energised for a great year ahead. 2014 is over and we are a year further away from the bank crash, recession and all that nasty business. This can only mean one thing: more business, more income and an improving economy. Right? Not according ... read more...