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PDFS How do I view PDFs? You will need Adobe’s Acrobat Reader in order to view PDF files. You can download Acrobat Reader free of charge from the Adobe website. Visit Access Adobe to find ou...

HMRC launch further Help-to-Save consultation

HMRC launch further Help-to-Save consultation Following an earlier period of consultation, HMRC have published draft legislation along side a further technical consultation document, setting ou...

Q. As a landlord with several rental properties, is there anything I should be considering

Q. NEW PROPERTY RULES. As a landlord with several rental properties, is there anything I should be considering to help mitigate the impact of the restrictions on mortgage interest relief?  ...

Rules concerning temporary workers

Q. I have some permanent employees and I also pay temporary workers as and when I need extra help. I understand that changes have recently been to the rules concerning payslips. Could you please pr...

Flat Rate Scheme for VAT

Q. I have recently registered for VAT. Although my turnover is only just above the VAT registration threshold, I anticipate that it will now increase year-on-year. How does the flat rate scheme for...

Use gift Aid to save tax

HMRC have recently highlighted that charities are collectively missing out on some £600m extra funding because a third of donations made do not add Gift Aid when they could have don...

Cash Accounting Scheme

Cash Accounting Scheme Usually VAT is payable when an invoice is issued. In contrast, using the Cash Accounting Scheme, you do not need to pay VAT until your customer has paid you. But you a...

Tax-efficient Savings

Tax-efficient savings update As the new tax year progresses, now is a good time review some of the tax-efficient savings incentives available which may help maximise potential returns. Hel...

Choosing Good Passwords

How hard is it to choose a good password? Most people believe that choosing a good password is easy. After all, how is somebody going to guess my wife's maiden name? Choosing a good password is a tra...

Bookkeeping & VAT

Bookkeeping You hate it, we love it. To us, there's nothing nicer than a neat book (well not so much a book these days) of accounts that shows where your business really is. It means you ge...

Whose Fault is Underpaid Tax?

Whose Fault is Underpaid Tax? Have you received a tax calculation (form P800) which shows you owe tax that you thought had been collected under PAYE? Every year the Tax Office undertakes a '...

Swan Inn Page

Your FREE starter awaits You have arrived here because you are either curious or you just like scanning QR codes. Let me say at the outset that we are not aiming to replace your current acc...

RTI Gathers Pace

RTI Gathers Pace We warned you previously about the new real time information (RTI) process. Now HMRC are writing to all employers who are not already part of an RTI pilot, to tell them how to ...

Make the Losses Work

Make the Losses Work   The value of shares quoted on the stock market has risen recently. This may encourage you to sell some investments before the end of this tax year (5 April 2013)...
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