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If you are earning income from a business activity you must register with HMRC as self-employed (also known as being a sole trader) and submit a self-assessment tax return annually by 31st January each year. A business activity includes:…
Business owners can’t do it all as much as they would like to.  There just isn’t enough time once your business is growing. Eventually you will feel swamped with paper and to do lists.  Everyone has different skills and at the top of your task list will be the things you like to do and the things which are income generating and at the bottom are the things which you will get round to when you need to.  Eventually there comes a time when those things at the bottom of the list have to be done and you either work more hours, you outsource or you employ someone.…
Until now employers have had advance warning of when they will have to set up a pension scheme but from October 2017 new employers will not.  …
Having recently carried out "formal" reviews with each of my team I know, for me, it is very valuable. Employee reviews are new to me.  I never had a review in all the years I was an employee so when it was suggested I carry out regular reviews with each of my employees I had no idea where to start.  So I have based my employee reviews on what I think I would have liked had I had one!…
If any of your employees have expenses or benefits it is time to prepare your P11D and/or P11D(b) for the 2016-17 tax year. These must be submitted by 6 July 2017 and any Class 1A NICs due on these expenses and benefits must be paid by 22nd July 2017.…
Did you know that if your employee is not reimbursed for travel or things they buy for work they can claim tax relief? The tax relief is claimed online…
If you are considering employing an apprentice there are some things you should know:…
All growing businesses will become VAT registered. It is not daunting. You just need to become organised with your record keeping and remember your VAT return deadlines. So what should you know about becoming VAT registered? …
Every individual and every business now has access to an HMRC account which, by 2020, will show their overall tax situation. VAT, PAYE, Self Assessment Tax and Corporation Tax accounts will all be in one place giving an individual or business owner an overview of their personal and/or business tax liability. Individuals will be able to access this account from a digital device at any time to see their tax situation, update their information or register for new services.…
Taking time out from the normal day to day routine (although our days are far from routine!) is an opportunity to open your mind to fresh thinking and new ideas. Last week Sarah and I attended Sage Summit in London - a two day conference showcasing Sage products and a chance for Sage to share its recent developments and enhancements and their plans for the next 12 months. Deborah Meaden and Martha Lane Fox were…
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