Tax Saving Accountants

Is It Possible To Become Self-Employed After Retirement?

Retirement is a time for new beginnings. You’ve finally hung up your work suit, said goodbye to the daily commute and now have the freedom to pursue your passions. But what if that passion involves being your own boss? If you’re getting twitchy feet and looking to return to work in a more freeing way, […]

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What is My Unique Taxpayer Reference and Where Can I Find It?

If you’re self-employed, learning the ins and outs of tax returns can be a tricky and time-consuming task. Here at Stonehouse Accountants, we work with small business owners across the UK and are often asked the same questions by each new client we speak to. One of the topics that often causes confusion is UTR […]

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A Quick Guide to Sole Trader Bookkeeping

So, you’re starting out as a sole trader. Exciting times. There’s a lot to think about when you go it alone and set up your own business, but among your top priorities should be bookkeeping.  Why? Well, bookkeeping is an essential part of running a business. In a nutshell, it involves recording financial transactions that […]

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Tax Calendar 101: Stay Ahead of the Game with Key Dates for Sole Traders

Going self-employed is a major milestone in anyone’s career, and there’s a whole lot to think about before you make the leap. Aside from setting up and running the business itself, you’ll have an array of other responsibilities to consider… responsibilities like paying your taxes on time. Whether you plan to hire an accountant or […]

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How to Prepare for Year-End Accounts

As a sole trader, preparing for year-end accounts and tax filing can be a daunting task. After all, how can you be sure that you have everything you need? However, with the right know-how and appropriate steps taken throughout the year to prepare, it transforms tax filings into a relatively straightforward process. If you’ve started […]

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Advantages of a Sole Trader Accountant

If you’re thinking of starting your own sole trader business, it can be daunting to set it up in a way that will deliver the best results to you. However, there are solutions for you that will take a huge amount of workload away from managing finances, paperwork and sole trader bookkeeping associated with running […]

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Becoming A Sole Trader – The Advantages

Annual statistics released by the UK Parliment showed that the rise of small businesses has grown at the highest rate in history over the last 5 years. Starting your own business as a sole trader is very attractive for many people in the UK – are you considering it? What Is A Sole Trader? A […]

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Why Do Some Entrepreneurs & SMEs Fail In The First 2 Years?

When Starting A New Business, Eight Out Of Ten Will Fail Before They Even Make It To The First Three Years… Read On If You’d Like To Know What You Can Do To Prevent This. Entering into the world of business can be a challenge and the last thing anyone wants to focus on during […]

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Accounting Advice for Small Businesses

Helpful tips that every small business owner should know about. Accounting can be alien to many new and existing small business owners. It’s the side of owning your business that most people hate, managing books, finances, tax, VAT – it’s a hassle, but it doesn’t have to be… With a little discipline and a good system […]

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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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