Sutherland Black are a company of plain talking Chartered Accountants serving customers across Scotland. We use our accountancy and tax knowledge to assist our customers to regularly improve their earnings and conserve tax obligation. With offices in Edinburgh, Livingston and also Glasgow we can meet with you face to face yet if you are more way or it is more convenient, we are 100% established for remote working.
We set up Sutherland Black 14 years ago to provide great jargon free advice with fast and friendly service to Scottish businesses. We know that clients hate surprise accounting bills so after a free initial meeting we agree a fixed price agreement and clients pay by monthly Direct Debit. Clients can then call or meet with us safe in the knowledge that they are not incurring more fees by the minute.
Our customers are diverse but consist of contractors, baby rooms, safety and security firms, dining establishments as well as pubs to name yet a few. Turnovers vary from ₤ 100,000 a year to ₤ 10 million a year. We have clients with 1 person on the payroll, approximately clients with 100 people on the payroll. We cater for Minimal Companies, Collaborations, LLPs and also Sole Traders.
If you are starting a new business, we can advise on the best structure for starting up and if you choose to set up as a Limited Company, we can set up the Company for you free of charge and apply for a business bank account for you. If you are a contractor, we can advise on IR35 as well as taking care of all your statutory requirements.
We give all the usual solutions like VAT returns, bookkeeping, payroll, statutory accounts, company tax obligation and also self-assessment. Nevertheless, we are experts in assisting you to simplify your business making use of the most up to date innovation. We are Xero Gold Allies and are specialists in helping clients migrate to cloud accountancy and automatic handling of large quantities of electronic and paper purchases.
Running a profitable business involves having great information about your business at your fingertips so we use Xero along with other cutting-edge tools to provide you with up-to-date management information however often you want it. We can talk to you about the business rations and KPIs that you should be focussing on to drive your business forward.
As we are also Chartered Tax Advisers, we are constantly on the lookout for tax saving suggestions for our customers. We can assist with the most effective company framework for tax obligation performance, tax saving ideas for family organizations, individual tax obligation suggestions in addition to any other possibilities that we find. We also have a fantastic R&D tax credit rating companion company that can examine your company cost free to see if there are any chances for declaring this generous alleviation.
We have a long track record of successfully assisting clients with HMRC enquiries from minor aspect enquiries to COP9 criminal investigations. We have had some great results for clients giving them peace of mind by communicating with HMRC on their behalf. Many of the enquiries we have dealt with have resulted in HMRC withdrawing their penalties and our clients’ businesses going from strength to strength.
Get in touch to organize a phone call or cost-free first conference to see if we can help you with your problems. We can meet you by Zoom, at your premises or at our offices. We have offices comfortably situated in Edinburgh as well as Glasgow City Centres and at Deer Park in Livingston, right by Junction 3 of the M8.