On 15 March 2023, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt presented his first Budget to Parliament and set out a plan to reduce inflation, grow the economy and get government debt falling all whilst avoiding a recession and tackling labour shortages. Below we set out some of the main points. COST OF LIVING SUPPORT Energy Costs The Energy […]
A tax investigation is an enquiry permitted by HMRC. They look into your financial affairs due to reasonable doubt in your tax payments. The duration of this process can usually take place between 6 months to 12 months. As a result, the time constraint depends mainly on the type of examination that is being carried […]
When it comes to accountancy, it’s very important to have all of your affairs in proper order to avoid numerous common tax problems that could arise. Sometimes, people might be aware of certain tax services, but could be unaware that they require it. This is especially true of tax planning services – those who need […]
Capital gains tax (CGT) is payable when you sell an asset that has increased in value since you bought it. The rate varies based on several factors, such as your income and size of gain. For residential property, it maybe 18% or 28% of the gain (not the total sale price).
Inheritance tax (IHT) is the tax on the estate, which is passed on due to the owner being deceased. The estate includes the property, money and possessions. This transfer rate was created on the 18th of March 1986. Working hard all your life being taxed, just to pay taxes after death. It is a tough […]
Typically, workers are paid using PAYE (Pay as you earn). When using PAYE, national insurance, loan repayments and income tax are taken into account before the employee is paid. However, if you are self-employed and are not using a PAYE system, you need to ensure that all income tax, national insurance and student loans are being paid in full, every year.
When a business owner receives a notice stating that their tax return or their business is going to be audited, the first thing they should do is seek professional tax advice. This is common for all types of people; when they receive collection letters, they should get professional tax advice. Many issues can arise as a result of a failed tax payment.
Bookkeeping your SME may seem like an easy task. Bookkeepers play a crucial role when it comes to bookkeeping your SME. Bookkeeping can be done in many ways such as collecting, organising and taking note of invoices. If you are a small to medium enterprise this guide will help you with why you need bookkeeping.
Nominal accounts record the financial transactions of a business in a particular category. For example, purchase accounts, sales accounts, salary A/C, and commission A/C otherwise known as temporary accounts. Nominal codes are unique reference numbers given to each ‘nominal’ account for a business. Continue to read to find out more about these accounts and codes.
In this digital age we live in, there are bound to be ways individuals try to cheat the system which can lead to detrimental consequences. Accounting fraud is the illegal alteration of a company’s financial statements in order to manipulate a company’s apparent health or to hide profits or losses. Continue to read on to […]
Most businesses require a leading body to instruct the direction of the company. This usually refers to assigning specific tasks to employees, taking charge of operations so everything runs smoothly and making sure targets are met. There are different types of management styles that cater towards different types of businesses. Each management offers its unique […]
An audit can provide numerous benefits to your business such as detecting fraud, planning and decision making. This is a guide about why you should audit your Small to Medium Enterprise. What is auditing? An audit helps to analyse your business financial records to improve accuracy. When auditing for small businesses, your businesses financial statements […]