Blog

Which QuickBooks is right for me?
  • Which QuickBooks is right for me?

There are plenty of options available when selecting a QuickBooks Online package. Your decision may be based on whether to use QuickBooks Online or QuickBooks self-employed or which QuickBooks Online package to use. This article will hopefully help make your decision a little easier. QuickBooks Online vs QuickBooks self-employed There are vast differences between the…Read More

Posted in: Helpful Tips | QuickBooks

Approval automation for QuickBooks Online
  • Approval automation for QuickBooks Online

ApprovalMax ApprovalMax is a tool that extends the online accounting platform QuickBooks Online with approval-driven financial controls. It replaces paper- and email-based approvals with fully automated multi-role and multi-tiered approval workflows, and ensures spend control and regulatory compliance for both internal accounting and financial service outsourcing organisations. Protect your data It is possible to perform…Read More

Posted in: Approval Automation | Guest | QuickBooks

Self-Assessment Deadline extension!
  • Self-Assessment Deadline extension!

COVID-19 Since our last update on the self-assessment deadline, HMRC has generously decided to extend the deadline by a further four weeks to allow taxpayers more time to get their return finalised and submitted. “We recognise the immense pressure that many people are facing in these unprecedented times and it has become increasingly clear that…Read More

Posted in: COVID-19 | HMRC | News | Tax

International Services-Brexit
  • International Services-Brexit

Supply of services The two basic rules for services will remain unchanged post-transition: Business-to-business (B2B) services The basic place of supply of B2B services will be where the customer belongs. If the business customer belongs outside the UK, the supply is outside the scope of UK VAT. The UK service provider must include the sale…Read More

Posted in: Brexit | Companies | Helpful Tips | HMRC | QuickBooks | Tax | VAT

CIS Reverse Charge
  • CIS Reverse Charge

Firstly what is a reverse charge? The reverse charge is described by HMRC as an Anti-fraud measure. It is a mechanism that shifts the liability for accounting for the output VAT from the supplier onto the customer. For chains with multiple contractors, this will transfer the liability to the final contractor in the chain who…Read More

Posted in: CIS | COVID-19 | Helpful Tips | HMRC | QuickBooks | Tax | VAT

Funding for Adur and Worthing Business
  • Funding for Adur and Worthing Business

Extra funding of up to £9,000 is now available for businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors via Adur & Worthing Council. Businesses eligible for the latest top-up funding announced by the Chancellor in early January can now register via the councils’ online portals. The funding is part of a range of support available…Read More

Posted in: Benefits | Companies | COVID-19 | Helpful Tips | Loans

Self-Assessment- Less than 1 month to go!
  • Self-Assessment- Less than 1 month to go!

With the 31st January self-assessment deadline looming, now might be a good time to finally get around to preparing and submitting to HMRC! Here we will discuss:  Who needs to file a tax return  What you need to include  What happens if you are not registered but need to file  Late filings & penalties  How to…Read More

Posted in: Helpful Tips | HMRC | Tax

  • Cross Border VAT- Goods arriving in the UK

International Goods From 1st January 2021 goods entering the UK will be an import and postponed accounting will be introduced for worldwide imports. This will be better for cash flow as it will mean that VAT is not payable by a VAT registered business at the time goods arrive in the UK. This will mean…Read More

Posted in: Companies | Helpful Tips | News | QuickBooks | Tax | VAT

  • Cross Border VAT- Goods Leaving the UK

International goods From 1st January 2021 all goods leaving the UK will be a zero-rated export. If you use QuickBooks to keep your records, the VAT code to use is 0.00% Z – Zero rate VAT. It is expected that the customer will be the importer of record in the destination country and therefore the…Read More

Posted in: Companies | HMRC | QuickBooks | Tax | VAT

Tools for Charities
  • Tools for Charities

Use of Cloud Accounting tools for Charities As a charity, the requirements for accounting tools will be different from that of a normal Limited Company or Sole Trader.  There may be extra levels of reporting needed, or different needs in the day to day running of the organisation, such as the handling of petty cash.…Read More

Posted in: Charity | Helpful Tips | QuickBooks

Using Tags in QuickBooks
  • Using Tags in QuickBooks

In QuickBooks Online, transactions can be tracked using a new feature called “Tags” Tags are personalised labels that allow you to track how your money is being used. These tags can be added to transactions such as invoices, expenses, and bills to help you analyse where your money is being spent. If this feature doesn’t…Read More

Posted in: Helpful Tips | QuickBooks

60% Pensions relief
  • 60% Pensions relief

Since 6th April 2010, high-income individuals (earnings between £100,000 and £125,000) have been required to forfeit their personal allowance by £1 for every £2 of income earned above £100,000. This means that once an individual’s adjusted net income is above £125,000, the personal allowance of £12,500 (19/20) will have been reduced to nil. Does this…Read More

Posted in: Helpful Tips | Pension | Tax

The Furlough Scheme Extension
  • The Furlough Scheme Extension

As of the 5th November 2020, the UK Governments Furlough Scheme has been extended further by 5 months. Therefore, the new projected end date for the scheme is the 31st March 2021. And not to worry if you have not applied for this scheme previously, it is now available for new applicants. There is now…Read More

Posted in: Companies | COVID-19 | HMRC | Staff

Directors Homeworking Allowance
  • Directors Homeworking Allowance

Should I claim homeworking allowance as a director, or should my limited company rent from myself as an individual? HOMEWORKING ALLOWANCE. Homeworking allowance is when you claim back certain expenses to cover the costs incurred when working from your home. Your employer can pay this allowance, and this will reduce company profits and so reduce…Read More

Posted in: Allowance | Companies | COVID-19 | Helpful Tips | Staff

SEISS Extension
  • SEISS Extension

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme Grant Extension The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was first introduced to assist sole traders and those in a partnership who had been adversely affected by Covid-19. The SEISS has now been extended to cover two further grants, each covering a three-month period with the first grant covering November 2020…Read More

Posted in: Benefits | COVID-19 | Helpful Tips | HMRC | News

Robert Kiyosaki

The word accounting comes from the word accountability. If you are going to be rich, you need to be accountable for your money.

Robert Kiyosaki