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2010-09-23

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Many small business owners dread the chore of maintaining company accounts. When a business is too small to justify having an employed accountant, the owner operator faces a regular interruption when they must put the accounts in order and complete regulatory requirements such as VAT, PAYE, and Tax returns.

If your business is in this group, you may have considered outsourcing before. There are many outsource services available that are operated by larger firms who may not fully appreciate the needs of a small businesses like yours. There are also many small independent service providers who can relieve business owners like you from the drudgery of dealing with your accounts.

If you would like to find a small friendly accountancy practice who is interested in your business, you may have found what you are looking for.

Having a professional accountant on hand to help as and when needed enables small businesses who's turnover does not yet justify employing in-house staff to delegate the accountancy function in an efficient manner.

We can help you to find the solutions that work for your business. Our services can be tailored to your needs and requirments, helping you as much, or as little as necessary.

Since almost all of our customers are small businesses, we have a particular affinity for the accountancy needs of businesses like yours. As a small company ourselves, we offer a personal service. You can always rely on speaking with an expert.

Keeping up to date with developments and legislation is part of our service. Making sure that you are aware of legislation changes that can effect you and helping you to keep your business compliant, leaving you more time to concentrate on running what you do best.

If you think we may be the right people to support your business, the next step is to get in touch. You can reach us immediately by telephoning 05600 940477. Call now for a chat about your needs. Alternatively, email info@find-small-business-accountant.co.uk for a prompt response. You can also use the contact form here.

News

Regulatory News for Small Business


 

Changes for the Self-Employed
Those with no profits chargeable to tax (under Chapter 2, Part 2 ITTOIA 2005) or profits below the new Small Profits Threshold (equivalent to the current Small Earnings Exception level) will no longer have to apply in advance for an exception from paying Class 2 NICs. Instead they will have the option to pay Class 2 NICs voluntarily at the end of the year as liability will not automatically arise.
The amount of Class 2 NICs due, which will still be calculated based on the number of weeks of self-employment in the year, will be determined when the individual completes their SA return and paid alongside their income tax and Class 4 NICs. For those that wish to spread the cost of their Class 2 NICs, HMRC will retain a facility for them to make regular payments throughout the year.


 

Next wave of HMRC taskforces target the private security industry
The taskforce – aimed at security guards, bouncers and their employers – will focus on workers in London and the South East. HMRC has seen an increased risk of fraudulent VAT repayment claims being submitted by the private security industry and the taskforce is expected to recover £10 million.


 

New HMRC disclosure opportunity
HMRC has launched yet another tax disclosure opportunity, this time for Health and wellbeing professionals.
Taxpayers can report undeclared income if they work in a health and wellbeing profession such as:
physical therapy - eg physiotherapist, chiropractor, chiropodist, osteopath, occupational therapist
alternative medicine or therapy - eg homeopathy, acupuncture, nutritional therapy, reflexology, nutrition
other therapy - eg psychology, speech therapy, arts therapy.
<More information


 

HMRC taskforces target industry to recover £16m
HMRC has announced the launch of four specialist taskforce initiatives around the country with the aim of recovering a total of £16m in unpaid tax.
The taskforces will target the haulage industry in the Midlands, which is expected to yield £3.5m, and the restaurant trade in Yorkshire and Humber, from which HMRC expects to recover £3.8m.
A third taskforce will cover all areas of the Scottish fishing industry, including tax evasion by crews, fishing vessel owners and fish processors, and is expected to recover £3.6m.
HMRC expects its biggest haul, £5.5m, to come from the taskforce dedicated to tackling tax avoidance in the holiday industry in Blackpool, Lake District, North Wales, Devon and Cornwall.
<From Accountancy Live


 

No safe havens for offshore tax cheats
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) confirmed today that it is working with the United States and Australian tax administrations (the IRS and ATO) on data which reveals extensive use of complex offshore structures to conceal assets by wealthy individuals and companies.
<HMRC press release here