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Did you know you can choose which VAT Scheme you use to report VAT? There are several to choose from and it is worth considering which one is best for your business and for your cash flow. …
Not all bookkeepers and accountants are good at their job.  Each has a different sets of skills.  Bookkeepers do the day to day record keeping for your business, whilst accountants are better qualified to look at the overall picture of the business and advise on tax savings and planning.…
There is more to being in business than having a 9 to 5 job.  Being your own boss seems idyllic when you are employed, have regular hours and a regular income.  Being able to work as and when you want, where you want and how you want is the flexibility you crave when you are employed.  Being able to be choosy about the people you work with and the work you do is an exciting prospect.…
Now's the time to get your tax return for 2017-18 out the way.  The tax year finished on 5th April and tax returns will now be available to complete online.  The deadline for submission is 31 January 2019 but why wait for the deadline?  Here are some of the advantages of getting it done in good time:…
The VAT registration threshold will remain at £85,000 for the next two years until April 2020.  Businesses with sales of £85,000 in a 12 month period must become VAT registered unless their sales are exempt from VAT.   But if you are VAT registered and your income falls below the VAT deregistration threshold of £83,000 you can voluntarily deregister for VAT. …
What is important to you when you are considering outsourcing your bookkeeping? Maybe you just need someone, anyone, to just organise all that paperwork which keeps appearing.  Do they need to know what they are doing?  Do they need experience? If you want to keep your finances on track you will need someone who can do more than just organise paperwork.  You need someone who understands accounts, can do what you need them to do and is reliable and honest too.…
With pension contributions rising from 6th April 2018 it seems like a good time to remind employers of the key points about auto enrolment.…
Xero Drop In is our new one-to-one Xero training service.  Xero is very popular for maintaining business accounts but how well is it working for you? The information you get out of Xero is only as good as the information you put in and if you are struggling to understand how to make a particular accounting aspect of your business work then the information you get out won't be of any real value.…
Businesses receive payment from their customers in different ways.  Shops and online retailers have the advantage of receiving payment when they make the sale and therefore mostly have no issues with customers not paying.…
More businesses are moving to cloud accounting software.  With Making Tax Digital for Businesses just 12 months away it makes sense to get ready now and move your accounts to software that will be compliant with the new regulations. Cloud accounting software is user friendly and makes keeping your accounting records a whole lot easier.  VAT returns can be submitted directly to HMRC at the press of a button and as we get closer to April 2019 developers will be updating software to cope with the new requirements.…
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