Taxes

Articles that make running a business a lot less taxing

Useful advice on business tax can help you untangle what is a complicated issue. Whether it's VAT, PAYE, a second income or HMRC penalties, our content offers a host of truly helpful articles. So delve into these easy-to-read pieces of advice on all areas of business tax.

Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

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Pros and Cons of Limited Company Contracts

Hannah Robinson, Digital Marketing Manager of Larsen Howie, talks us through IR35 liability and the pros and cons of limited company contracts

How to Donate to Charity as a Limited Company

How to Donate to Charity as a Limited Company

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How to Donate to Charity as a Limited Company

Donating to charity through your limited company can have many benefits, such as lowering your corporation tax bill. Here are the main points to be aware of when donating

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

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Claiming Tax Relief with Salary Sacrifice Pensions

Salary sacrifice is a tax-efficient way to boost your employees’ pensions. James Alesbury of HWB Chartered Accountants talks us through the details

Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

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Making Tax Digital: Common Misconceptions

Tony Mills, tax expert and Director of Online Tax Rebates, dispels some of the most common myths about Making Tax Digital

A Guide to Business Rates

A Guide to Business Rates

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A Guide to Business Rates

Here's everything you need to know about paying business rates bills in the UK, including how business rates are calculated, exemptions, and small business rates relief

Financial New Year’s Resolutions for SME Owners

Financial New Year’s Resolutions for SME Owners

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Financial New Year’s Resolutions for SME Owners

The new year is the perfect time to regroup and revisit your company's financial practices. Here are four resolutions to keep your business in the green this year

The Small Business Guide to Tax

The Small Business Guide to Tax

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The Small Business Guide to Tax

Understanding Corporation Tax, Income Tax, NICs, and VAT can be tricky, whether you're a sole trader or a limited company in the UK. In this guide, we explain everything you need to know

R&D Tax Credits: a Guide for Small Businesses

R&D Tax Credits: a Guide for Small Businesses

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R&D Tax Credits: a Guide for Small Businesses

What are R&D tax credits, and how can your company claim them? We answer these questions, and more, in this definitive guide to R&D tax relief

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

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A Simple Guide to Accessing Your VAT Returns

When you apply for a business loan or other type of business funding, a lender might ask to see your VAT returns. Here's how you can access them online

What’s an SME?

What’s an SME?

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What’s an SME?

The definition of an SME can vary – we give you the micro, small and medium enterprise business criteria from HMRC, the EU, Companies House and others

Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

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Registering Your Business as a Limited Company

​Being a sole trader may offer you the business structure you want, but it doesn’t give you the protection a limited company gives you.

5 Useful VAT Schemes for SMEs

5 Useful VAT Schemes for SMEs

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5 Useful VAT Schemes for SMEs

We all like to save a bit of money here and there. It's especially important for small businesses. Here are our top 5 VAT schemes to save you a few pounds..

Declaring Your Second Income

Declaring Your Second Income

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Declaring Your Second Income

If you're lucky enough to have a second income, not declaring it could land you in a whole heap of trouble with HMRC, so here's how to declare it.

Can You Actually Save Money on Business Tax?

Can You Actually Save Money on Business Tax?

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Can You Actually Save Money on Business Tax?

Tax in the UK is decided by the type of goods or services you’re providing, not the type of company that runs it, so can you use this to your advantage?

Three FAQ's on Payroll and Tax

Three FAQ's on Payroll and Tax

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Three FAQ's on Payroll and Tax

We take three of your pressing questions and get our team of small business experts at Fleximize to answer.

Getting to Grips With IR35 - Quick Tips

Getting to Grips With IR35 - Quick Tips

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Getting to Grips With IR35 - Quick Tips

IR35 is used by HMRC to stop companies using intermediaries to​ avoid paying the correct tax and National Insurance.

Selling Products Globally

Selling Products Globally

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Selling Products Globally

Are you aware that by selling goods to consumers in Europe – you are governed by the EU distance selling rules for VAT? What are these rules?

Registering and Unregistering for VAT

Registering and Unregistering for VAT

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Registering and Unregistering for VAT

Want to register for VAT? We give you the ins and outs of registering, deregistration with a VAT 7 form, and handy online VAT software and tools.

Introduction to Not-For-Profits

Introduction to Not-For-Profits

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Introduction to Not-For-Profits

Top tips for starting and operating a not-for profit organisation, and turning a profit-making business into a not-for-profit

Separating Personal and Business Finances

Separating Personal and Business Finances

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Separating Personal and Business Finances

Keeping personal and business finances separate is essential - or you may end up in trouble with the tax man (or woman).