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Why you should prepare for MTD for income tax in 2021

Date: 29 March 2021

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Tax changes for the self employed in 2021/22

Date: 22 March 2021

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VAT changes for your construction business? You've got this

Date: 18 March 2021

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Making Tax Digital for VAT: a guide

The roll out of Making Tax Digital continues. Businesses with turnover over the VAT-registration threshold must soon have digital links in place.

Date: 8 March 2021 By:

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Budget statement 2021: round up of the key announcements

The chancellor of the exchequer has outlined how the government intends balancing support for businesses and individuals and ballooning government borrowing in the 2021 Budget.

Date: 3 March 2021 By:

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Five ways you can secure your online financial transactions

More and more of our business and personal lives are carried out online. But there are inherent risks. Find five ways you can secure your online transactions.

Date: 23 February 2021 By:

A young Asian man worries about how he will pay his self assessment tax bill
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How is the government supporting the self employed?

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the government to announce a range of support measures for the self employed in 2020. But what will be the cost of all these measures?

Date: 22 February 2021 By:

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Six ways to make some extra cash

Money is tight for many of us right now thanks to the ongoing pandemic. If you're scratching your head wondering how you can make a bit on the side, here are some simple suggestions.

Date: 18 February 2021 By:

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Can you afford to postpone your self assessment?

HMRC may have put off self assessment late filing penalties but that doesn't mean you can relax. There are many reasons why you should submit your return as soon as possible.

Date: 1 February 2021 By:

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Can I get a mortgage if I'm self employed?

Getting a mortgage as a self employed person can be more difficult, but it's not impossible. Find out how.

Date: 28 January 2021 By:

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Fascinating facts about self assessment

Seven fascinating facts about self assesssment and tax returns from HM Revenue and Customs on the 20th anniversary of online tax returns.

Date: 27 January 2021 By:

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The importance of being FCA compliant

Good governance and clear regulations of financial services sector businesses are essential to protect customers. Discover why your business might need to be FCA compliant.

Date: 12 January 2021 By:

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What do I need to complete my tax return?

You will need lots of information if you're to complete your tax self assessment correctly. We look at the steps you need to take and the information you will need to hand to submit your tax return.

Date: 7 January 2021 By:

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COVID 19: How to keep your business afloat through winter

As the impact of BREXIT hits and the coronavirus pandemic results in another national lockdown, we share top tips for ensuring your business survives the winter.

Date: 7 January 2021 By:

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Five reasons to use digital software to file your tax return

Five compelling reasons why you should consider using digital software to file your self assessment tax return.

Date: 5 January 2021 By:

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Pay negotiations are no laughing matter

Pay negotiations are always tricky. Negotiators need to be aware of how pay percentage increases can have an unexpected impact on the company's bottom line.

Date: 16 December 2020 By:

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Can you still access a Bounce Back Loan?

More than 1.3 million applications for The Bounce Back Loan scheme have been approved. Is it the right support scheme for your firm and can you still apply?

Date: 16 December 2020 By:

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How to reduce your self assessment stress

Seven steps to a stress-free self assessment tax return process. Hint: the secret is in the planning and preparation.

Date: 14 December 2020 By:

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Claim expenses when working from home

Many more of us have been working from home this year. Did you know that you get tax relief on the additional household costs you incur as a result? We explain more.

Date: 7 December 2020 By:

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Why you should make your accounts digital

Are you still clinging to manual, paper-based accounts and tax returns? The time has come to consider digital accounting tools. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax explains why.

Date: 3 December 2020 By:

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