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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

COVID Support Update
  • COVID Support Update

After a backlash from the public that the proposed support for the coming months was too frugal, the Chancellor updated the future support schemes for businesses, employees and the self-employed. Self-Employment Income Support Scheme Grant Extension Two further grants covering the periods November 2020 to January 2021 and February 2020 to April 2021 were announced…Read More

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

Working from home allowance
  • Working from home allowance

We suspect that many of you have been working from home over the last few months due to obvious reasons. Did you know however that by working from home you can save money in tax? HMRC have a scheme in place which helps you cover the seemingly higher costs of working from home such as…Read More

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

Tracking Stock in QuickBooks:
  • Tracking Stock in QuickBooks:

One of the many features on QuickBooks Online Plus is the ability of tracking stock. This is helpful for those who need to track the level of stock in their inventory. Using this feature allows users to be alerted when a stock reaches low capacity, track storage levels, and gain insights on what is bought…Read More

Posted in: Helpful Tips | QuickBooks

HMRC account set up for Capital Gains Tax
  • HMRC account set up for Capital Gains Tax

We will talk you through how to set up your HMRC account, so you are ready to submit your capital gains liability to HMRC. There have been some changes to the rules since 6th April 2020- individuals who are due to pay capital gains tax on UK residential property disposals have 30 days after the…Read More

Posted in: Helpful Tips | HMRC | Tax

Charity reporting
  • Charity reporting

Implications for breaking fundamental laws One of the most high-profile charities was in the news for not following fundamental charity laws. Upon investigation, the Charity Commission found that trustees of The Prince Andrew Charitable Trust had breached charity law overpayments to a trustee, which could have resulted in the loss of public funding of over…Read More

Posted in: Charity | Helpful Tips | News | QuickBooks

QuickBooks Mobile apps
  • QuickBooks Mobile apps

QuickBooks offers two different mobile versions of their services, one for self-employed and one for small businesses. This is easily accessible through google play or the app store, therefore you can access it on iPad, tablets, smartphones as well as the browser version. No need to set up a new account just use the credentials…Read More

Posted in: Helpful Tips | MTD | QuickBooks

The Winter Economic Plan
  • The Winter Economic Plan

Extra Help for Small Business Owners Here are 5 extra support offerings for small business owners announced on 24th September 2020 The Government has extended the 15% VAT cut for the tourism and hospitality sectors to the end of March next year. Businesses who deferred their VAT between March & June 2020 will no longer…Read More

Posted in: Benefits | COVID-19 | Loans | News | Tax | VAT

Quickbooks: Banking Tab Updates
  • Quickbooks: Banking Tab Updates

Some Quickbooks users may have noticed that over the last couple of months that the banking tab is looking a little different. There have been a few changes to help make managing transactions even easier.As well as some obvious cosmetic differences, there are a few new features that you may have missed: 1. Simplification of…Read More

Posted in: Helpful Tips | QuickBooks

The firm of the Future: The modern-day accountants
  • The firm of the Future: The modern-day accountants

Coming into PJCO I had very little knowledge on what an accountancy firm looked like and ran however from being here for only a few days I have already been shown just how different my expectations were. Before coming to PJCO I believed that accountancy was just for processing all the numbers on an outdated…Read More

Posted in: Companies | Helpful Tips | MTD | QuickBooks | Staff

Work Experience with PJCO
  • Work Experience with PJCO

I’ve had the honour to spend the last few days taking part in work experience at PJCO and have learnt so much from so many amazing characters in such a short time. Before arriving, I had very little idea what an accountant did or how an accountancy firm would operate. I’ve gained so much knowledge on finance, tax, national insurance, marketing and advertisement, software, and…Read More

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Charles Lyell

Never call an accountant a credit to his profession; a good accountant is a debit to his profession.

Charles Lyell