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Overview of Making Tax Digital for Tax Returns and VAT

Overview of Making Tax Digital for Tax Returns and VAT

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is an initiative of the UK government that it took in 2015. It characterizes transformation to the way in which taxpayers record their financial transactions and submit their tax returns online. According to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), MTD is intended to make management easier, effective, and efficient for all taxpayers […]

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Tips for Creating an Office at Home

Tips for Creating an Approved Accountant for Home Office

Overseeing office work from home is very beneficial and with the passage of time, many entrepreneurs are realizing this importance. Although it becomes quite hard to sustain a wall between your professional and personal life, you will get it when working in an extra room, a house, or maybe a building will not cost you […]

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Self-Assessment Tax Return – Penalties

Self-Assessment Tax Return – Penalties

As most of us know HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is UK’s Government department for dealing with the state taxes for all individuals & businesses, it collects the money paid by the UK public and assists targeted families and people with financial support. HMRC runs a system called Self-Assessment for collecting income tax. How to […]

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Marriage Allowance

HMRC is having the drive to encourage people to claim the marriage allowance.  Introduced in 2015, the marriage allowance enables one partner in a married couple or civil partnership to transfer part of their personal allowance to the other partner. It is worth claiming if one partner is not able to use all of their […]

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Tax Returns Claim on Assets - Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) Method

Tax Returns Claim on Assets – Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) Method

Capital allowances can be claimed when a business buys assets to be used in the business. As the asset is used for business purpose and would lose its value for wear & tear, therefore, the value of the asset can be deducted from profits before paying tax. However, there are different rules for different assets […]

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How to Change Service Address for Limited Company Registration

How to Change Service Address for Limited Company Registration

Are you running your business, and want to officially register it as a Limited Company? The registrar of all the UK businesses; “Companies House” requires you to provide a service address of each of the director, PSC, secretary and member of the company (Ltd, LLP). This address is part of the public information and available […]

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Bookkeeper vs. Accountant – Who’s Right for Your Business?

Bookkeeper vs. Accountant – Who’s Right for Your Business?

What is bookkeeping and accounting for business services? What is their role? What is the difference between the two terms? And which one is right for your business? If you are a business owner, regardless of the type of your business, you must have either encountered, are encountering, or will soon encounter these questions in […]

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Company Tax Return

A Brief Introduction of UK Taxation System

UK government collects revenues mainly from: Income tax, National Insurance contributions, Value added tax (VAT), and Corporation tax. Income Tax An income tax is a tax that governments impose on income generated by individuals or entities i.e. wages, salaries, commissions, dividends, interests, rents etc. Income Tax year starts from 6 April and ends on 5 […]

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margin scheme vat

VAT margin schemes

VAT margin schemes tax the difference between what you paid for an item and what you sold it for, rather than the full selling price. You pay VAT at 16.67% (one-sixth) on the difference. You can choose to use a margin scheme when you sell: ● Second-hand goods ● Works of art ● Antiques ● Collectors’ items You […]

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Corporation Tax Return

Contractors – Tax Deductible Expenses as a – What You Can Claim

When you are a freelance contractor you will incur certain costs. Some of these can be claimed before taxes are applied – i.e. they are ‘tax deductible’. It is therefore important that as a contractor, you know what counts as a valid expense, so you can keep your tax bill as low as possible.The rule […]

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