Tax & Vat

The Tax & Vat small business archive.

Accounts & Tax

What taxes does a business have to pay on its trading activities?

Joanne McLaughlin of Hillier Hopkins explains what taxes your business will have to pay on its trading activities

Accounts & Tax

Which products have VAT on them?

Confused about VAT? Here are the rates along with some examples of the products and services included within them


Banking giant suggests 5% working from home tax for businesses

As part of its latest Konzept edition, Deutsche Bank has suggested introducing a 5 per cent tax on employees working from home


Business body calls to extend tax-free shopping to EU visitors after Brexit

The New West End Company is calling for the government to extend tax-free shopping to EU member states after the transition period

Accounts & Tax

VAT on taxi fares, vehicles, fuel and staff travel – what can I claim?

Can I claim VAT on Taxi fares? None of the receipts show VAT. What other small business expenses can I claim VAT on?

Accounts & Tax

Five ways to spring clean your business books

Here are some top tips from Emily Coltman to help you brush up your bookkeeping and get your business set for fresh new growth in the months ahead.

Accounts & Tax

How to offset losses against PAYE as a sole trader

If, while employed and paying tax, I also set up as a sole trader, can I offset any trading losses against the PAYE I pay through my self-assessment?

Accounts & Tax

HMRC tax investigations: Eight reasons HMRC might audit your business

Here are some of the common triggers associated with HMRC tax investigations, along with how you can reduce the chance of them occurring.

Accounts & Tax

Inter-company loans: are there tax implications to consider?

Readers ask if there are interest charges and tax implications to think about when it comes to inter-company loans.

Accounts & Tax

How to tackle PAYE in your small business

The rules and red tape around hiring staff for the first time can be daunting for any small business owner. So read our guide on how to tackle PAYE.

Buying and selling a company

Important tax considerations when buying and selling a business

Here’s a rundown of some important tax points not to be overlooked when buying or selling a business.

Accounts & Tax

Ways to cope with corporation tax

Corporation tax can cause a big headache for SMEs. Read our guide on how to pay HMRC its tax on the wealth you create.

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16 ways to improve your business cash flow

Read here for 16 tried and tested tips and tricks to improve potential cash flow problems

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Agility – the new rocket fuel for today’s SMBs

How Microsoft Teams is helping small businesses stay nimble

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Six ways to boost your small company’s culture with technology

Getting the most from Microsoft Teams to help build a common purpose and connection within your business

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Five ways to boost SMB cyber defence so you can focus on growth

Want to boost your cybersecurity? Check out these five ways to strengthen your defences against attacks