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Tax Saving Accountants

Advantages of being a Sole Trader

The Benefits of being a Sole Trader Have You Considered Starting Your Own Business? Starting Off As A Sole Trader Is One Of The Most Popular Choices For Many Reasons… When opening your own business, you might have given some thought and consideration on becoming a sole trader, also known as a sole proprietor. It […]

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Tax Saving Accountants

BEWARE: Cyber Criminals Attack Target Self-assessment Taxpayers

Millions are being bombarded with fake HMRC phishing emails With just a few weeks to go until the deadline for self-assessment tax return for the 2014/15 financial year, millions of taxpayers are reporting the increase of fake phishing emails from cyber criminals purporting to be HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). As many as 40pc of […]

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Tax Saving Accountants

Is My Small Business Ready for an Accountant?

As a small business, you may think you can’t afford an accountant. But when you evaluate how long it takes to do a task yourself, can you say it’s a good use of your time? Appointing an accountant can help lift a huge weight off your shoulders because unless you’re an expert in the field, […]

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Tax Saving Accountants

VAT Registration: Who Needs it and How to Register

Everything a new or small business needs to know about VAT Registration If your business meets certain criteria then you will be expected to register for VAT. Even if you are not required to, it can be beneficial for some businesses. Here we explain to both new and small businesses what the criteria are for […]

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Tax Saving Accountants

HMRC’s New Online Tax Return System; Making Tax Digital

This brand new service is part of the initial steps towards a fully digitalised tax system. Tax returns remain an annual burden for many, but this year millions should expect to be redirected to a brand new and user-friendly online tax return system by the end of December to complete their self-assessment. The service will […]

Tax on Sugary Drinks
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Tax on Sugary Drinks Backed by MPs

Tax on sugary drinks are being implemented to target childhood obesity in the UK, MPs say The Commons Health Committee has recently published a hard-hitting report, with compelling evidence which puts pressure on ministers, for the long-awaited 20% tax on sugary drinks to fight child obesity in the UK. The report claims “One-fifth of children […]

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Tax Saving Accountants

Council Tax Affected By A Population That Lives For Longer

Local Government Association (LGA) warns that council tax bills are due to cost £200 more for Band D properties over the next five years as generations live for longer. Social care spending is predicted to exceed the available funding of £2.9 billion by 2020. Chancellor George Osborne has given extra fundraising powers to local authorities […]

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Tax Saving Accountants

Debenhams is Bringing the Dreaded Santa Tax Back

Once again suppliers are being squeezed in the run-up to Christmas with the return of the dreaded Santa Tax for the third year in a row. Debenhams, for the second time in three years, has frustrated its suppliers in the run-up to Christmas by demanding a 1 to 2pc reduction on bills in return for […]

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Tax Saving Accountants

Self-Employment Booms Across The UK

The latest ONS figures show that self-employment is here to stay. After seven months of being in decline, the UK has seen the figures of self-employment rise significantly. The report was published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) November 11th 2015. The number rose by 30,000 during the third quarter of 2015. Which is […]

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Tax Saving Accountants

HMRC’s Customer Service Failure Results In Tax Return Fury And Confusion

Millions have been left in the dark regarding their tax returns, PAYE slips and other financial documents due to a huge amount of unanswered HMRC phone calls. In the first half of the year, the HMRC were only able to successfully answer half of all calls made to them, with 39% of inquiries dealt with […]

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