What are self-assessment tax returns?

Self-Assessment is a system used by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to collect income tax and National Insurance from individuals who have varied sources of income and who are not on PAYE.  Who needs to file tax return?  A tax return must be submitted if during the previous tax year (April 6th to April 5th) you were: …Read More

Trivial Benefits

A Father’s Day tax exemption  With Father’s Day fast approaching, the trivial benefits exemption could be a tax-efficient way to treat your dad if he is an employee or director of your company.  Expenses or gifts, provided by employers, to employees or directors may not need reporting to HMRC if they meet all these requirements:  Does not exceed £50   Is…Read More

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 Before coming to PJCO I believed that accountancy was just for processing all the numbers on an outdated…Read More

VAT changes

What has happened? On the 8th July 2020, the UK government announced that it would be introducing a temporary reduction in the rate of VAT for certain supplies of hospitality, holiday & hotel accommodation and admissions to certain attractions. They will be slicing the rate of VAT payable from the normal standard rate of 20%…Read More

SEISS-The second Grant

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 scheme offered a grant worth 80% of average monthly trading profits for a three month period, paid in a single instalment and capped at a total of £7,500.…Read More

Using classes in QuickBooks

‘Classes’ is a feature of QuickBooks Plus in which transactions can be tracked by departments, product lines, customers, or any other segment of your business you’d like to keep track of. This is a useful feature for those businesses that would like to keep an eye on expense, income, and profit of certain segments of…Read More

Restarting your deferred VAT in seconds!

As you might have seen, HMRC has now ended their deferral of VAT payments and as such, you may now wish to reinstate your direct debit payments. Unfortunately, HMRC has removed the ability for us to set this up on your behalf, however, it is relatively straightforward for you to do now. Firstly, you will…Read More

QuickBooks Update – Construction Industry Scheme.

File CIS returns The accounting industry has been evolving for the last 20 years, adapting to the new digital age. Cloud accounting is the practice of using accounting systems that are accessed online; this has been implemented for a variety of accounting purposes, giving us business owners easy access, better time efficiency, relevant reports and…Read More

The end of Furlough?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – The End of Furlough? On the 29th of May, the chancellor announced some major new updates to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to help get businesses back on their feet and employees back to work. Here we outline the latest changes and highlight what you need to know. Deadline…Read More

Cash Flow

Look after your cash flow and it will look after your business More so now than ever, cash is extremely important to the success of your business. As we slowly come out of COVID 19, it will be vital to make sure you are making the most of your cash reserves, support loans and managing…Read More

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