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About

We are a long established, friendly, family firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors based in Derby, with a team of 18 staff to service your needs. We now have the next generation who have joined the firm to continue our philosophy of personal but professional service to our growing number of clients.

While we are based in Derby, we can still boast clients in all areas of the UK, and a number from overseas.

We provide personal, tailored accounting packages covering all aspects of business across a wide range of trades and industries. Our dedicated and highly motivated team are ready to service your business needs on a day to day basis. We aim to provide a practical solution to problems both as they arise and increase the ability of the business to anticipate future aspects that will need attention.

We are a modern firm of accountants and use the latest technology to increase efficiency. By continuing to invest in new ideas to support our team, we can in turn pass on these benefits to you, the client. We believe the greatest compliment a client can pay us is by trusting us to help a friend or family member. We are proud to say that we attract most of our new clients by recommendations from existing clients.

If you wish to find out more about becoming one of our clients or any of our accounting and business services, please feel free to contact us. We would love to see how we can help you and your business in a variety of ways, and we can organise a FREE no obligation consultation at our Derby office to discuss your requirements.

Just call us on 01332 680540 or email us at admin@shapcotts-accountants.co.uk. 

If you are not ready to join us just yet, then still register your email address for our free e-bulletins and regular informative newsletters.

Tax Services

At Shapcotts we look to help individuals with their personal tax circumstances and, if applicable, their business taxes. We can help you whatever size of business you run or personal estate you hold and can advise on all the tax issues that you will face.

We list below a summary of the services we can provide, if you find yourself facing any other tax related issues not listed, contact us on 01332 680540.

Personal Tax Services

  •  Self Assessment Tax Returns
  •  Capital Gains Tax
  • Estate Planning and Inheritance Tax
  • Retirement Strategies
  • Self Assessment Tax Enquiries

Business or Corporate Tax Services

  •  Compliance Services
  •  Advisory Services
  •  Retirement Strategies
  • IR35 Personal Service Company
  • Tax Enquiries
  • Tax Investigation Service

Property

An increasing number of people are looking to invest in property either to obtain a better return on surplus cash or as an alternative pension source, and we can advise on all aspects of your investment from beginning to end.

  • Structure
  • Tax Efficiency
  • Expenses
  • Property Portfolio
  • VAT & CIS Advise
  • Property Specific Webinars and Newsletters
  • Exit Strategy

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News

Advisory Fuel Rates for Company Cars June 2019

These are the suggested reimbursement rates for employees’ private mileage using their company car from 1 June 2019. Where there has been a change the previous rate is shown in brackets. Note that for hybrid cars you must use the petrol or diesel rate. You can continue to use the previous rates for up to […]

Read more July 15th, 2019

Using a PAYE Settlement Agreement To Pay Some Of Your Employee’s Tax

PAYE settlement agreements (PSAs) are arrangements under which an employer can settle the income tax and National Insurance liabilities on benefits in kind and expenses payments provided to employees and officeholders. Setting up a PSA avoids passing on an unexpected, and potentially demotivating, tax charge to employees. Where a PSA has been agreed with HMRC, […]

Read more July 12th, 2019

New VAT Rules For The Construction Sector

Under new rules due to come in on 1 October 2019 builders, subcontractors and other trades associated with the construction industry will have to start using a new method of accounting for VAT. With these new rules, supplies of standard or reduced-rated building services between VAT-registered businesses in the supply chain will not be invoiced […]

Read more July 10th, 2019

Make School Holidays Easier With Tax-Free Childcare

Did you know there is a government scheme available that can help contribute towards childcare costs which may mean fewer of your employees will need time off at the same time this summer. Tax-Free Childcare is a scheme available to working parents with children from 0-11 years and many parents are not taking advantage of […]

Read more July 9th, 2019

Staff Summer Party Can Be A Tax-Free Benefit

Your organisation may have an annual Christmas party for staff, but the tax rules also allow staff parties at other times of the year which are a tax-free benefit as long as certain conditions are satisfied. The exemption applies to an annual party (e.g. a Christmas party), or similar annual function (e.g. a summer barbecue), […]

Read more July 9th, 2019

Stamp Duty Land Tax – Recent Rulings

In a recent ruling, HMRC has lost a case at the tax tribunal where the higher stamp duty rate was not payable. So what happened? A couple purchased an uninhabitable property so completed the Stamp Duty return on the basis that they would only pay a stamp duty bill of £1,500. However, when HMRC received […]

Read more July 4th, 2019

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Let us know how we can help you!

M. J. Shapcott & Co Limited
Charter House, Wyvern Court,
Stanier Way, Wyvern Business Park,
Derby DE21 6BF

Tel: 01332 680540

Fax: 01332 662758

Email: admin@shapcotts-accountants.co.uk