Completing your self-assessment tax return

What you need to know before fCompleting your Self Assessment Formiling self-assessment for 2017/18.

It’s a common scenario.

As the year draws to a close, the thought of your tax return is there, at the back of your mind. But with so much time before the deadline, you decide not to worry about it for now.

Then the weeks start to fly by, Christmas comes and goes, and soon you’re planning for the New Year and getting back to work as normal.

Before you know it, it’s the end of January, you’re searching for your registration details, and HMRC’s waiting times are growing longer as thousands of other taxpayers in the same predicament try to get in touch.

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December Newsletter

Our December Newsletter includes information about the upcoming temporary rise in Annual Investment Allowance, a reduction in Business Rates for small retail businesses, the IR35 reforms set to cost contractors more in tax and the national insurance rise for higher rate earners.

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Deregistering for VAT

Deregistering for VAT When and how to begin the process of deregistration.

These days VAT thresholds are the subject of much speculation, with the Government concerned that many business owners deliberately choose to stay below the VAT-registration threshold.

Limiting your ambition in this way might seem counter-intuitive – surely you want your business to get as big as possible?

But it can make sense if you are seeking to make a sustainable living rather than get rich, perhaps by trading on online auction sites, or running a café with limited opening hours.

If your business’s turnover is predicted to fall below £83,000 over the next year, it can voluntarily deregister for VAT.

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Using pension funds in your business

How your pension savings can help finance your business.

As traditional loans fall out of favour with increasing numbers of business owners, you may be looking for an alternative route for financing – and your pension could be the answer.

Funding your business using your pension pot may be an overlooked option compared to these. It can be well worth considering if you want more control over the way you finance your business.

Rather than relying on a traditional lender to buy into your business and provide continued support, using your pension lets you take on the responsibility yourself.

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Extracting profit from a business

What are the tax implications of drawing profit from your company?

People run businesses for a variety of reasons from passion to pride, but making a living is high up the list for most people.

How do you go about drawing profit from your business, and doing so efficiently?

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