Chartered Tax Advisers & Accountants

Welcome to M&S Accountancy and Taxation Ltd

We offer specialist tax and accountancy services to a range of domestic and international clients. From our office located next to Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline, we host Fife’s largest department of qualified tax professionals.  Our focus is on delivering high quality and bespoke advice to our extensive client base. 

Uniquely outwith the Big 4 international accountancy practices that operate in Scotland, we deliver integrated UK and US tax advice to our clients.  Having these specialist skills leads to many referrals from other accountancy firms and professional advisers throughout the UK who can access this expertise.

What our clients think

Latest News

  • Making Tax Digital

    Over a month after they expected to issue an update on Making Tax Digital and the changes being considered to the tax system for sole traders, partnerships and limited companies in the UK, HMRC has today done so.


    Read more

  • Taxable Benefits Reminder

    If you are an employer who has provided taxable benefits during the year ended 5 April 2016 to your employees or directors, then you are likely required to report them on forms P11D and P11D(b). 

    Read more

  • Just 2 Days To Go

    With just 2 days to go until the third annual M&S Charity Golf Event, preparations are in full swing!

    Read more

  • 1 Week To Go......

    This time next week is the third annual M&S Charity Golf Event in aid of The Fighting Chance Project (Scotland).  We are hopeful that the warm weather of recent days will return in time to enhance what promises to be a great day.

    Read more

  • What are the costs to your business of HMRC requiring the self-employed to do four tax returns a year?

    One of our clients is carrying out a survey (independent of ourselves) to ask self-employed businesses if they know about the proposed changes by HMRC to self assessment tax returns and what, if any, problems they will cause.  The survey, which can be accessed by clicking here, only takes a few minutes to complete and we’d be grateful if you would help with this.  We will be able to get access to the results and report them back to you later this year.

    Read more

  • Making Tax Digital - A Client's Perspective

    If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck… Busting the myths of the HMRC ‘Myth Buster’

    Read more

  • Making Tax Digital - Our Concerns

    The article below was published in The Courier on Tuesday 19 April 2016, expressing our concerns over the new quarterly tax filing regime.

    Read more

  • Third Annual M&S Charity Golf Day

    We are delighted to announce that our third annual charity golf event will take place on Friday 17 June 2016.

    Read more

  • What does the new travel and subsistence legislation mean for contractors?

    Let’s cut to the chase.  If you are a contractor, this will affect you if you have been previously able to claim tax relief on your journey to and from work and for any associated subsistence.  Now, you almost certainly will not be able to do so…

    Read more


    Scottish taxpayers will come into existence from 6 April 2016.  For most taxpayers the position will be straight forward but for many (including service personnel) there is still considerable uncertainty as there is not yet a final legal definition.  In our view this is highly unsatisfactory and means a number of our clients will not know their tax status until well after the tax year has started.

    Read more