How long do I need to keep business invoices?

“How long do I need to keep business invoices?” This is a question that new sole traders and company directors often ask. Before we answer that question, we think it is probably more important to clarify just what invoices you …

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tax returns

If you are wondering “What happens if you submit and pay your tax return late?”, we’ve detailed all the information you need here… What happens if you’re late filing your income tax return? If you miss the due date to …

Late income tax returns, errors and mistakes – what will they cost you? Read more »

furlough

HMRC has published new guidance which explains what steps it will take to recover furlough payments that have been wrongly claimed. HMRC accepts that ‘mistakes happen’ and says that it isn’t looking for ‘innocent errors’. Instead, it is going to …

Think you might have overclaimed on Furlough Scheme? What to do next… Read more »

accounting tips

The life of a small business isn’t easy, your day is packed with jobs and other activities that need to be done, but they may not always be how you would like to be spending your time – keeping on …

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tax return

Sole traders across the UK will notice letters from the taxman dropping through their letterboxes in the days ahead, reminding them that the tax year has ended and it’s now time to file their Self-Assessment Tax Return. Of course, the …

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small business 2019

Many would be business owners take the opportunity of a new year to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. If you are going to use 2019 to launch your new business then it’s important to remember that finances are a necessary part …

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gift aid christmas small business

At this time of the year many business owners and employees do tit-for-tat giving at Christmas – gifts to clients, gifts to contractors plus the office secret Santa, the result being, generally a whole lot unwanted tat. An alternative for …

Ditch the gifts and do some good this Christmas… Read more »

VAT registration

When it is a biscuit! True… No VAT is charged on plain biscuits or cakes. But when a biscuit is covered in chocolate it becomes a luxury and standard rate VAT at 20% is added to the price. Mcvities, famous …

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tax-saving

Anyone running and owning a small business will tell you this one thing “be careful with tax – it’s not straightforward!”, in fact, it can be a real minefield for the unprepared. However, taking time and working closely with a …

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