At Thomas Westcott Chartered Accountants and Financial Planners we believe excellent customer service is about truly understanding our clients as we work towards becoming their trusted Partner.

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This month, we introduce our HR Coordinator, Jenny Field, based in our Exeter office.

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Our strong growth continues with the announcement that accountancy practice Reddaway and Co has merged with our Tiverton office.

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Mark Tibbert
By Partner Mark Tibbert

 

Over the last two years there have been many headlines concerning IR35, which at it’s heart is simply whether an individual should be taxed as an employee.

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David Cresswell
By Partner David Cresswell

 

In accounting terms limited companies often fall into two categories. Firstly, those who are medium or large and are required to have statutory audit. Secondly, small companies who are not required to have an audit but still have to produce statutory accounts which can be prepared by an in house team or an accountant.

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Annette Stone
By Personal Tax Manager Annette Stone

 

1. There are two different classifications of the way in which taxi businesses operate for VAT purposes.

2. Businesses can operate as an agent so that the taxi fare is paid as a direct transaction to the driver who is self employed and is registered for VAT if they are exceeding the turnover limits.

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Shona Godefroy
By Deputy Managing Partner Shona Godefroy

 

As a firm Thomas Westcott has a hard-earned reputation as a “centre of excellence” for training bright, ambitious young people looking for successful careers in accountancy services.

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This month we introduce one of our Trainee Accounting Technicians, Dan Ellard, based in our Exeter office.

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We are sponsoring our intrepid trainee accountant, Harriet Butland, who is limbering up to take on one of the UK’s most gruelling treks – the Three Peaks Challenge – to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity.

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