Keeping It Simple
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Business Taxation - Start Ups
Starting up in business can be as daunting as
it can be exciting. Time and time again we see that businesses
only engage professional help when the tax returns are due, and
therefore at best, miss opportunities to save money during the
year by arranging their affairs in a tax efficient manner. At worst,
many fail to comply with all the regulations and face fines and
The reason for the delay? People quite understandably
feel they cannot afford to spend their limited start up fees on
Our philosophy is therefore to encourage small
business by offering assistance right when you need it most, when
things are being planned and things are starting to happen. A number
of Independent studies have shown that accountants are consistently
the most trusted business advisor to small businesses.
Firstly we offer a free phone consultation to
get your business off to a good start. We can assist you in a wide
range of things in terms of who to speak to and where to go for
more help, not just about your tax.
Sometimes a fee will apply if you need some time
consuming work completed, but in the majority of cases we are able
to send you off in the right direction over the telephone, and
be available for ongoing contact during the year.
Standard fees for tax returns are generally billed
at the end of the year on completion, and we try to keep these
down in the first year. Please see the fees section
for more details.
You may like to review our top tips, which include
links to some useful forums containing more help for the new business.
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List what it was for, the date, the amount and keep the receipt.
You certainly wont remember everything at the year end.
Keep a good receipt book, or list of income.
If you are stuck on how to lay out your accounts,
then please ask for one of a range of FREE Excel workbooks. Simply
get in contact with an email with a few
lines about your businesses. We also have a range of paid for books to
help in particular circumstances.
using your Private car for business. Record the date, where you
went, how many miles travelled and the purpose of the trip. You
can claim up to 45p a mile.
your private affairs from your business by opening a business
bank account. The "free banking for ever" account offered
by Santander is ideal for a small start up business, so long
as you keep within the transaction limits.
Advice and Support
Link offers a free meeting and heavily discounted training
Live Wire Community is a place for under 30's (or anyone
really) with some comprehensive guides to getting going and a
forum is another good community with a strong members forum.
Our principle is a regular poster on both of the
above forums which are a source of great tips for small businesses.
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