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Accounts & Tax

The accounts and tax section includes in-depth guides and features for UK small businesses and start-ups needing advice on how to manage company accounts, including company tax returns, cash flow management, late payment, bad debts and business tax.

Making Tax Digital April 2022 – what’s changing

From April 2022, every small business which charges VAT will have to file accounts through the HMRC Making Tax Digital system. Here’s how to prepare

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How do I declare my second income?

Many of us may be employed full time but have additional income either through a side hustle, share dividends or being a landlord. Karen Cheeseman explains your tax position

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What expenses can I claim through my business?

Darren Fell, managing director of Crunch Accounting, discusses what costs be claimed on as a small business.

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Do I have to register for PAYE if I do not have employees?

If you’re the director of a business that does not employ anybody do you need to register for PAYE? The answer is not always straightforward, says Jacqui Reeves, senior payroll manager at accountants Hillier Hopkins

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How to pay staff

You’ve just taken on your first member of staff, which means you must run payroll? What is payroll and how do you notify HMRC?

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Do balance sheets differ between company types?

Are there different types of balance sheet if you are a sole trader or a limited company?

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Claiming back tax

The question accountants are asked most is, ‘What expenses can claim tax back on in our business?’ Here’s what you can claim for, says Zad Butt of Hillier Hopkins

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Digital tax filing hurting small businesses in the pocket

Joining the Government's digital tax filing scheme costs businesses on average £4,562 a year compared to £2,960 for companies yet to migrate

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What is Making Tax Digital and why should you care?

The taxman is abandoning paper form-filling in favour of software-based submissions, and he’s taking small businesses with him. Here’s what you need to know

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5 steps to bolster your business finances

Too many of us are guilty of not paying enough attention to day-to-day financials. Mark Wright helps change your money mindset

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National Payroll Week: How HR professionals can adapt for the future

Payroll and HR professionals have a multitude of challenges to overcome post-Covid. For small business owners, in particular, it’s important to understand these new challenges and help colleagues work to their best ability

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Taxman could claw back up to 10% of furlough cash

Small business owners unaware they have overclaimed could face having to repay 5-10% of furlough claims, warns top accounting firm

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Am I eligible for capital allowance?

Capital allowances are valuable reliefs that allow certain business expenditure to be offset against corporation tax. However, not all expenditure qualifies, says Toby Cotton

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Working from home tax breaks

Any employee can claim up to £125 annually through the Government's working from home tax relief. Here's how to apply for it and how to calculate what's owed to you

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Open Banking

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, explores the benefits of Open Banking for small and medium-sized businesses

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PayFit raises €254M to continue transforming in-house payroll for SMEs

Now valued at €1.82B, PayFit aims to strengthen its position in its current markets

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Green finance

Simon Cureton, CEO of Funding Options, walks us through the 'green boom' in eco-friendly businesses along the growth of green finance

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The funding landscape

This article from Tracc looks at the changing funding landscape and how business owners can improve their chance to secure funding themselves