Update your Business Plan for a New Year

February 21, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

As another year winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on your recent business successes – and consider what you’d like to achieve in the coming twelve to fifteen months.

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First year allowances for cars

February 21, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

It is possible for a business to set the full cost of a car against profits in the year of the purchase if the car is a low emissions car that qualifies for the first-year allowance. A 100% first-year allowance is available in respect of cars that meet the definition of a `low emission car’ for capital allowances purposes.

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Are benefits in kind taxable?

February 14, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Most benefits in kind are taxable and the employee is taxed on the cash equivalent of the value of that benefit. Where the employee is required to make a payment to the employer in return for the provision of the benefit and actually does so, the cash equivalent of the benefit is reduced by the amount `made good’ by the employee.

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3 Advantages of Digital Signing for Businesses

February 14, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Digital signing, versus the traditional "wet" signature, has become increasingly popular in recent years. More and more countries across the globe have endorsed the legal validity of digital signing, enabling businesses to digitize entire workflows and further optimise management processes.

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NIC and company directors

February 10, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Unlike tax, National Insurance is generally worked out separately by reference to the earnings for the relevant earnings period, without any regard to other payments in the tax year.

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VAT Flat rate scheme – is it for me?

February 07, 2017 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

The VAT flat rate scheme is an optional simplified accounting scheme for small businesses. The scheme is available to businesses that are eligible to be registered for VAT and whose taxable turnover (excluding VAT) in the next year will be £150,000 or less.

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