7 ways to get ahead with your Self-Assessment tax return

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The deadline for Self Assessment tax returns is not until 31 January, but there are plenty of reasons to make an early start. In this article I’ll give an overview of some of them, alongside tips for making the tax return process a little easier. 1. Register now Common reasons for needing to register include becoming self-employed or starting renting ...

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What expenses can my business claim?

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Whenever I first meet a start-up business, I am always asked ‘What expenses can I claim?’ The answer is always ‘It depends’! Allowable expenses vary between business sectors and whether you are a sole trader, partnership or a limited company – unfortunately, there is no one size fits all solution. In this article I look at four types of business ...

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Why set up a limited company?

Forming a company If you run a business as a partnership or sole trader, you may have considered converting to a limited liability company. In this article I’ll look at how setting up a limited company could help you and some other considerations of doing so. How does it work? If you are a sole trader, then you have personal ...

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4 tools to improve small business efficiency

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Technology moves fast. New apps and software are competing to help streamline business processes. Here’s four things you can do to improve the efficiency of your small business. 1. Online storage It’s happened to most of us: an important digital document disappears due to hardware failure, theft or a virus. Step in Dropbox and Google Drive. These free cloud storage ...

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