Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

Anti-Money Laundering Regulations Money laundering is a criminal activity that involves disguising the proceeds of illegal activities as legitimate funds, which can include the proceeds from drug dealing, theft, fraud, bribery, corruption or tax evasion. Money...
What is Owner’s Equity?

What is Owner’s Equity?

Owner’s Equity Owner’s equity, also know as shareholders’ equity, represents the residual interest in the assets of a company after deducting it’s liabilities. In real words, it is the portion of a company’s assets that belongs to the...
Minimum Wage Rates Increase for April 2023

Minimum Wage Rates Increase for April 2023

The Minimum Wage rates increase from the 1st of April 2023 All employers should be aware that all minimum wage rates increase on the 1st of April of each year. This includes all National Minimum Wage rates and the National Living Wage rate. Below you will find the...
VAT Returns – The Key Dates

VAT Returns – The Key Dates

It’s important to know the relevant dates and deadlines to look out for when you’re filing your VAT returns; especially if you’ve just become VAT registered. What are my VAT quarters? Each VAT period is 3 months long, making up the 4 quarters of the...
QuickBooks and Xero – Why we only work with them

QuickBooks and Xero – Why we only work with them

Why do we only work with QuickBooks and Xero? Our Accounting Software Partners We have teamed up QuickBooks and Xero – both leading software partners in the accounting world – to enable us to keep track of your accounting records, sales invoices, purchase...
Paying CJRS grants back

Paying CJRS grants back

As the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) enters its final months, now is the time to review grants that you have claimed under the scheme, and pay back any amounts claimed in error. You may also choose to repay voluntarily funding that you have received under...
Recovery loan scheme

Recovery loan scheme

Recovery loan scheme If you need to access finance to help your business recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Recovery Loan Scheme may be for you. Nature of the scheme The Recovery Loan Scheme is designed to provide access to finance in order to...
Extended carry-back for losses

Extended carry-back for losses

To help businesses which have suffered losses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the period for which certain trading losses can be carried back is extended from one year to three years. The extended carry-back period applies for both income tax and corporation tax...
How long do you need to keep your records for?

How long do you need to keep your records for?

Business records if you’re self-employed You must keep your records for at least 5 years after the 31 January submission deadline of the relevant tax year. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) may check your records to make sure you’re paying the right amount of tax....
Family companies and the optimal salary for 2021/22

Family companies and the optimal salary for 2021/22

If you run your business as a personal or family company, you will need to decide how best to extract profits for your personal use. A typical tax-efficient strategy is to pay yourself a small salary and then extract any further profits as dividends. Where this...
Checking your tax code – 2021/2022

Checking your tax code – 2021/2022

Checking your tax code – 2021/2022 If you pay all or some of your income tax via PAYE, it’s important to check that you are on the correct Tax Code (CT). As we start the new 2021/2022 tax year, HMRC will be sending out your individual coding notices (usually via...
Postponed VAT Accounting

Postponed VAT Accounting

Postponed VAT accounting Postponed VAT accounting is being introduced from 1 January 2021. This will affect you if you are VAT-registered and you import goods into the UK, particularly if you are a smaller business and you do not currently use the Duty Deferment...