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NICs And The Self-Employed
Following the Spring Budget, the National Insurance treatment of the self-employed hit the headlines after it was announced the main rate of Class 4 contributions would be increased to 10% from April ...
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Cash Basis Threshold Increased
The cash basis is a simpler way for smaller businesses to work out their taxable profit. Under the cash basis, profit is calculated by reference to cash in and cash out, rather than by reference to in...
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Making Tax Digital To Start In April 2018
Legislation to introduce Making Tax Digital (MTD) will be included in the Finance Bill 2017 and despite many objections that it was too soon, the new system of quarterly reporting will commence in Apr...
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Cloud Accounting – Features That Could Change The Way Y...
It’s no wonder small businesses are embracing cloud accounting. You can use cloud-based software from any device with an internet connection. Online accounting means small business owners stay connect...
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VAT Flat Rate Scheme – Is It For Me?
The VAT flat rate scheme is an optional simplified accounting scheme for small businesses. The scheme is available to businesses that are eligible to be registered for VAT and whose taxable turnover (...
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Claiming Tax Reliefs If You Are Employed
If you are an employee, you may spend your own money on things that are related to your job. Where this is the case, you may be able to claim tax relief. What can I get tax relief for? The rules are s...
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Cash In Hand – Beware
It is sometimes mistakenly believed that you do not need to tell HMRC about payments that you receive in cash. This is not the case and regardless of whether you work for yourself or for someone else,...
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Possible New Look – Through Entity?
In the March Budget it was announced that the Government are considering the introduction of a completely new system of small company taxation and have asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to ...
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How Much Should You Pay Yourself?
You started your own business to do something you love and make money. But how much should you pay yourself? Too little and you may struggle to survive. Too much and your business might be at risk. So...
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When To Engage An Accountant
Accountants can help out at various stages during the growth of your business. They can handle much more than just your accounts, payroll and tax returns. So when should you consider engaging an accou...
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