The Coronavirus – Small Business & Self-Employed Support Guide

The coronavirus has had a devastating impact on peoples lives & livelihoods. With the governments plans to deal with the pandemic by the closure of all but essential business & businesses being ran remotely there has also is also now…

How To Claim The Marriage Tax Allowance

If you’re married or in a civil partnership, you may be able to benefit from this tax relief scheme, transferring some of your tax free allowance to your spouse and reducing their tax bill. What Is The Marriage Allowance? The…

Self-Assessment Tax Return FAQs

With the 31st of January fast approaching so does the deadline to submit your 2018/19 Self-Assessment tax return. If this is your first tax return it can seem like an intimidating task, and at times the guides provided by HMRC can be confusing and full of tax jargon that can be hard to sift through, so here are several things you'll need to know in order to be ready to submit your tax return on time...

Important Tax Dates for 2019/20

In order to avoid any late filing penalties and charges from HMRC it is important to know the imortant deadlines for the upcoming tax year (2019/20) which will help you to prepare and send off the main forms in good time...

How To Appeal A HMRC Self-Assessment Penalty Notice

HMRC impose penalties for a number of self-assessment issues, including late filing and payment, and tax return errors. These penalties can signal the start of cash flow problems, as well as bringing businesses to the attention of HMRC. There may…

2018-19 tax changes you need to know about

If you're running your own business it is very important that you keep yourself up to date with any tax changes in a new tax year. 2018-19 is no different and HMRC have made a few tax changes which you…

Common small business expenses & tax tips

Dealing with the taxation side of things is not necessarily the most exciting part of running your own business and working your yourself, however it can be one of the most important. Reducing your taxable profit and saving on your…

Should I register for VAT?

As a small business or a sole trader VAT can often be misunderstood leaving business owners feeling anxious and unsure if they are required to become registered and how to go about registering if they are. In this guide we…

How To Register As Self-Employed

Once you have decided that you're going to begin working for yourself and you've decided which structure your new business is going to have (Sole Trader vs Limited Company – which is right for your business?) there are a few…

Sole Trader vs Limited Company – which is right for your business?

When you begin working for yourself one of the first decisions you will have to make is which structure is best suited for the business. There are 2 main types of structure, you may choose to be a sole trader…