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Why go digital?

January 14th, 2021

There is a major advantage to recording business transactions digitally; once the basic data has been entered it can be interrogated and represented in endless types of reports. During the present COVID disruption this ability to drill down or summarise data should be used to support business owners in making appropriate decisions. Accounting software, used […]


Business Lock-down summary January 2021

January 12th, 2021

We have prepared the following lists from information published on the GOV.UK website. It sets out which businesses are required to close, and which can remain open during the current COVID lock-down. Those required to close face compounded financial difficulties as their ability to create revenue is at best restricted and in many cases stopped […]


Is your 2019-20 tax return filed?

January 8th, 2021

Readers who have not yet filed their 2019-20 self-assessment tax return for 2019-20 have less than one month to do so. The online filing deadline is 31 January 2021. Could clients reading this article, who have not supplied all the information we have requested to complete their outstanding 2019-20 returns, please contact us with any […]


Best wishes for 2021

January 6th, 2021

The turning of the old year into the potential for the new year has usually generated the Happy New Year salutation. And indeed, we do wish our readers all the very best for 2021. But what challenges we face. Will schools reopen, are we facing a further national lock-down, will our already extended business owners […]


The transition period has ended

January 4th, 2021

From the beginning of this month the Brexit transition period has ended. Negotiations to secure a trade agreement between the UK and the EU from 1 January 2021, have completed and we have a deal. Readers who import or export goods from or to the EU will now need to face the following challenges in […]


Tax Diary January/February 2021

January 4th, 2021

1 January 2021 – Due date for Corporation Tax due for the year ended 31 March 2020. 19 January 2021 – PAYE and NIC deductions due for month ended 5 January 2021. (If you pay your tax electronically the due date is 22 January 2021) 19 January 2021 – Filing deadline for the CIS300 monthly […]


Strategies for the self-employed

January 4th, 2021

The end of the calendar year is a popular accounting date for many businesses, but for those of us with a year-end accounting date of 31 March 2020, reviewing your management accounts for the nine months to the end of December 2020 can have real benefits. For example: If you are self-employed and for the […]


The end is nigh

January 4th, 2021

In just three short months the present tax year – 2020-21 – will end midnight, 5th April 2021. The UK’s tax code is predominantly time limited. Any reliefs and exemptions from UK taxes for 2020-21 will mostly expire at the end of the tax year. Accordingly, there is an imperative to review your tax affairs […]


Scammers posing as HMRC

January 4th, 2021

We already have more than our fair share of adversity to deal with at present, don’t let criminals add to your woes by defrauding you of hard-earned cash resources. HMRC has recently published a warning to taxpayers about scammers posing as HMRC employees. They said: Self-Assessment customers should be alert to criminals claiming to be […]


Concerned about tax payments due 31 January 2021?

December 23rd, 2020

UK taxpayers that file a tax return will need to pay a variety of self-assessment tax and NIC liabilities that will fall due at the end of January 2021. They include:   · The second payment on account for 2019-20 if deferred when first due 31 July 2020. · Any balance of taxes unpaid for […]