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One of the differences between being paid by an employer and running your own business is having to sort out your own pay. You can do this by taking a salary from your limited company - in the same way as a regular employee. Here are the benefits of taking a high or a low salary, without the jargon.
Contractors registered under the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) are required to deduct tax from their payments to subcontractors. These deductions are paid by the contractor to HMRC as an advance towards the subcontractor’s tax liabilities.
Benefits in kind are benefits that employees or directors receive from their company which aren’t included in their salary or wages. They’re also sometimes called ‘perks’ or ‘fringe benefits’. Not all benefits in kind are treated in the same way by the tax system, so here's what you need to know.
What expenses can you claim when your business attends conferences? We explore the different ways to ensure you're tax efficient.
Self-employed and struggling to deal with Self Assessment? Start the tax year positively and make next year’s Self Assessment as painless as possible - get some expert advice from our client managers.
Why use online accounting software when you can download an Excel spreadsheet for free? Well, the reasons are numerous, sophisticated online accounting software can give you a clear picture of your business finances, anywhere, anytime and help with all your mandatory filing and record keeping.
Filing early will mean you avoid the mid-January dread felt by many freelancers & contractors, and enjoy a well-earned worry-free rest over the holidays.
We’re fast approaching the end of the tax year on 5th April, and now is usually a good time to get to grips with any tax changes, so you can maximise your tax efficiency for the outgoing tax year and get your business prepared for the new tax year. You’ll also want to stay up-to-date with the rates and thresholds.
We all agree that donating to a charity is good for everyone but did you know that there are tax-efficient benefits to donating? We take a look.
Capital Gains Tax comes into play when you make a profit from selling something you own. The important point to remember is that the tax is calculated on the profit you make, and not the amount you sold it for. As the name suggests, it’s all about the gain! Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to know.
This article will cover exactly what a director’s loan entails, the guidelines to abide by, and your tax obligations. This way you will avoid any, albeit unintentional, illicit activity. Don’t worry, we’ll explain everything you need to know about director’s loan accounts with as little waffle or jargon as possible.