As an ambitious entrepreneur, you often feel like there aren’t enough hours in the week. You’re busy with running the day-to-day operations, managing team members and, well, life. It means you’re left with little time to stop and consider how you can save on tax. Yes, tax can be an absolute minefield if you’re unprepared,
The new tax year will start on 6th April 2018. Tax years are normally referred to by the two years that they span over, so the new tax year will be “2017/18” and when you’re running your own business, the start of the new tax year can be a great time for some spring cleaning,
All businesses which have an annual turnover of more than the current VAT threshold (£85,000) must register for VAT and complete a quarterly VAT return, once your business is registered you must do three things: You must charge VAT (20%) on the goods or services you sell to customers and other businesses You must pay
….Are you aware of the changes? The VAT Flat Rate Scheme simplifies businesses’ record keeping, and makes it easy to work out the VAT they have to pay. However as of 1st April 2017 the scheme changed, as announced by the Chancellor in his Autumn Statement last year. So, how does it work? Normally a
There are a number of common self-assesment / tax return mistakes that can hold things up (possibly leading to a penalty fee), cause you problems or even prompt HMRC to look more closely at you. So it’s best to be aware of them and make sure you don’t make them! The easiest way to avoid
All the major retailers have rolled out their festive TV ads, people are bustling about with carrier bags full of presents and rolls of wrapping paper, so that means we are officially allowed to say the “C” word, yes, “CHRISTMAS”!!!! As a business owner, you may well be thinking about how to give something back
As we are fast approaching the season of good cheer and all that, remember that the staff Christmas party is the one time that the taxman seems to raise a glass and allow a little seasonal tax relief.