MTD for Income Tax for Landlords from April 2024

MTD for ITSA forms a critical building block of the government’s 10-year strategy, which seeks to make the tax system more sustainable and efficient, to improve productivity of businesses, and to better support taxpayers. The Government hopes the shift to Make Tax Digital will give us one of the world’s most digitally advanced tax administrations,…Read More

Upcoming navigation menu changes for QuickBooks online

When using QuickBooks do you ever feel confused and overwhelmed by the sheer number of tabs and functions at your disposal? You will be pleased to hear that changes are coming to make your QuickBooks experience smoother than ever. Similar to the way the ‘new’ button in QuickBooks helped reduce the hassle of navigation, by…Read More

Upcoming navigation menu changes for QuickBooks Online

When using QuickBooks do you ever feel confused and overwhelmed by the sheer number of tabs and functions at your disposal? You will be pleased to hear that changes are coming to make your QuickBooks experience smoother than ever. Similar to the way the ‘new’ button in QuickBooks helped reduce the hassle of navigation, by…Read More

Do You Need To Pay Tax On Your Cryptoassets?

Cryptocurrency is an encrypted digital payment system working through a computer network which isn’t reliant on an authority to verify payments. Different assets include exchange tokens (used as a means of payment or investment), utility tokens (provide access to goods and services), security tokens (provide right or interests in a business) and stablecoins (built to…Read More

8 Ways To Reduce Your Capital Gains Tax Liability

1. Use your Capital gain tax allowance: You are allowed a tax-free Capital Gain Tax allowance of £12,300 (2021/22) before CGT will be due. This is a separate allowance to your tax free personal allowance for Income tax. Any gains of up to £12,300 in a tax year will therefore not attract capital gains tax.…Read More

Important Changes for Taxi, Private Hire or Scrap Metal Licence Applications.

Need to apply for a Taxi, Private Hire or Scrap Metal licence soon? The Government have announced that there will be changes to the application process which you need to be aware of from 4th April 2022.   The rules are changing if you’re an individual, company or any type of partnership applying for a licence for a:  Taxi driver.   Private hire driver. …Read More

How to write off Bad Debts within QuickBooks Online (QBO)

Bad debt(s) will mean that a customer owes you money, however for some reason you are unable to collect it. Within QBO, this will result in you having a debt owed to you which you know you aren’t going to get paid for. To write this balance, or ‘bad debt’ off, the remaining balance will…Read More

Dext mobile app

Uploading documents Due to technology constantly changing, companies need to find new ways to adapt against their competition. One way Dext have achieved this is with their mobile app. It is available on IOS and Android and you can download it from the app store or from an invitation via text or email. Once you…Read More

Dext – Invoice fetch

Dext has a feature where partnered suppliers can send any invoices and receipts straight to Dext, rather than you needing to log into each website and manually find and upload them. Dext Prepare will automatically check each of your authorised suppliers once a week and add any new documentation straight to the inbox. This is…Read More

Dext Commerce and QuickBooks

Dext recently acquired Greenback to launch their third product on the Dext platform, Dext Commerce, an app that formats information from sales platforms and standardises it ready for processing through to QuickBooks Online. Dext already had Dext Prepare in place, originally a place purely for expense receipts, now with Commerce, they are reaching further into…Read More

Tax implications of a garden office

Tax implications of building a garden office on the company and director A garden office is a popular alternative to converting home space into a home office. Whether the garden office is built before you move in or is built yourself after you move in, the tax implications are the same. The building The building…Read More

Incorporating a Limited Company

The benefits of Incorporation If you’re currently a sole trader and your annual profits are high, it might be time to think about incorporating your company. Incorporating your sole trade into a limited company comes with many benefits as well as being an efficient way to save you money on tax each year.As you’ll know,…Read More

VAT Retail Schemes

VAT retail schemes can help make calculating your VAT easier by calculating your VAT once with each VAT return rather than for each sale you make. For goods sold that are inclusive of VAT, you deduct the VAT you must record. Whereas for goods that are sold exclusive of VAT you must add the VAT…Read More

Paying your deferred VAT

If you took the opportunity to defer your vat payment between March and June 2020, then you must act before 21st June 2021 to either pay in full or set up a payment plan with HMRC otherwise you will incur 5% penalty. Last year at the start of the covid pandemic, the government allowed businesses…Read More

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Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.

Benjamin Franklin