Why is an Accountant Good for my Small Business?

Accountants can sometimes be seen as too expensive, or a luxury only needed for bigger companies, but there are a number of ways in which accountants are helpful for even the smallest of businesses. Saving Tax I was speaking to a business owner recently who had prepared his own accounts and tax return for a… Continue reading Why is an Accountant Good for my Small Business?

Law changes on tips for waiters

Restaurant owners are now banned from deducting money from tips earned by waiters and other staff. Tips can be paid to employees using the following methods: Cash received direct from a customer This is an allowable method of receiving tips, however the person receiving the tip is responsible for declaring and paying tax on the… Continue reading Law changes on tips for waiters

HMRC helps teenagers prepare for the world of work

Last June HM Revenue and Customs launched two educational videos which are aimed at preparing teenagers for working life. One of the videos will help 14 to 17 year olds understand what it means when they receive their national insurance number and the benefits of using a personal tax account. The other new video is… Continue reading HMRC helps teenagers prepare for the world of work

Have you been taxed for your vacation job? If you’re a Student, you will more than likely be able to claim the tax back.

If you have a job when you’re a student you may need to pay Income Tax and National Insurance. You have to pay: Income Tax if you earn more than £958 a month on average - this is your Personal AllowanceNational Insurance if you earn more than £157 a week Your employer will usually deduct Income Tax and… Continue reading Have you been taxed for your vacation job? If you’re a Student, you will more than likely be able to claim the tax back.

Do you wear a uniform or protective clothing for work? If so you could get some tax back from HMRC

What is a uniform? Specialised clothing that is recognisable as a uniform or identifies you as having a particular occupation, it could be a branded T-shirt or a full on police/nurse uniformYou are required to wear it at work and clean and repair it yourself  - however if your employer provides this facility you cannot… Continue reading Do you wear a uniform or protective clothing for work? If so you could get some tax back from HMRC

Would your business benefit from monthly or quarterly management accounts?

Having quality management accounts can be beneficial to your business as they can help you to grow by making it more efficient and hopefully more profitable. Management accounts are a set of detailed accounts prepared to illustrate the company’s   performance. The goals of the accounts are to provide key financial information which will help with… Continue reading Would your business benefit from monthly or quarterly management accounts?

Autumn Budget – 29 October 2018

So, we already knew about some of the announcements before the chancellor, the Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP, spoke yesterday, so much so he even made a joke about toilets and leaks. As ever there was good news and bad news for taxpayers, a full summary is on our website but here are some good… Continue reading Autumn Budget – 29 October 2018