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“Making Tax Digital” Explained

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In March 2015, the government announced an initiative to try and make tax returns simpler and more in line with modern business procedures – this scheme is called ‘Making Tax Digital’. The initiative aims to eventually do away with filing annual paper tax returns in favour of a more frequently updated digital tax system. The … Continue reading

How to Expand With Different Forms of Capital Injection

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Entrepreneurs and business owners should know that expansion is an integral part of the success of a business. Strong growth and expansion mean you can consistently progress and keep up with the competition, providing additional, and improved, products and services to increasing numbers of customers. For many reasons, businesses may not have the finances available … Continue reading

How to Give Your New Business a Head Start

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Starting up a business is an exciting and monumental occasion but, particularly if you’ve never done it before, can feel like you’re walking into the unknown. With so many new experiences and challenges to deal with, it can be difficult to know where will benefit most from the focus of your energies. Utilising our experience … Continue reading

What does an Accountant do?

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What does an accountant do?  Everyone knows accountants work with numbers and deal with finances, but the role can be a lot more varied than most people expect. An accountant can be incredibly useful, giving you trustworthy guidance to help your business become more efficient, providing you with strategic advice and saving you money. In … Continue reading

How is your tax spent?

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Often, individuals can feel frustrated by taxes because although they clearly see the figure coming out of their income, they don’t directly see the benefits of it being spent. In recent years, the government has tried to combat this dissatisfaction by sending out information on the breakdown of the tax you pay. However, more could … Continue reading

Self Assessment Tax Returns: A Guide

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Self assessment tax returns are necessary for anyone who receives income which is not taxed ‘at source’. ‘At source’ taxing is where tax you owe is taken directly from your income before you receive payment, for example a salary from an employer under the PAYE system. Filling in the paperwork which a self assessment tax … Continue reading

How to make your business more tax efficient

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Paying tax is an important aspect of business but can often be a time-consuming process. However, it is worth knowing that good tax planning can be a way to save you money and increase efficiency in your business. An accountancy service, such as that provided by Murray & Lamb, can aid you in handling your … Continue reading

Personal Allowance Explained

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The vast majority of UK taxpayers are entitled to a personal allowance. However, not everyone is aware of what this is, or how it applies to them. This article shall explain what the personal allowance is, its variations and why you get it. What is it? Personal allowance is the amount of income an individual … Continue reading

Cashflow Forecasting Rules

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Cashflow forecasting is a key element in managing your business’ finances. It is carried out by recording all cash ingoings and outgoings (i.e. good bookkeeping) and using these to create estimates of future income and costs. Cashflow forecasting is a vital practice which allows you to make predictions about your finances at any given point … Continue reading

What Is Sage Software?

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Thorough accounting organisation is absolutely essential for the continued success of your business. To achieve the best standards in accounting procedures, you’ll need to utilise the best tools in the field, such as Sage Accounting Software. But what is this program, and how it can help your business? Read on to find out more about … Continue reading