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Self-Employed Allowable Expenses

Self-Employed Allowable Expenses If you’re self-employed you’re probably wondering what expenses are deemed allowable by HMRC. So, we’ve put together a guide to explain some of the common allowable expenses for the self-employed. Remember different rules apply for limited companies. Business Premises Rent, utility bills, property insurance, security, maintenance and repair are allowable expenses. However,…

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Guide to the 24-Month Rule

Guide to the 24-Month Rule What is the 24-month rule? The 24-month rule is a regulation introduced by HMRC which allows contractors to claim travel and subsistence expenses when travelling from home to a client’s site. Certain criteria must be met for any expenses to be claimed. The rule requires you to work at a…

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Guide to Business Expenses

Guide to Business Expenses In this guide for limited companies, we have listed some common business costs and expenses. This list is not exhaustive but covers the majority of business costs incurred by small businesses. As a business owner you will be busy running your company, so it’s important to understand the expenses incurred that…

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Guide to a Director’s Responsibilities

Guide to a Director’s Responsibilities What is a Director? Directors act as the managers of a company and make the daily decisions in managing a company’s operations. On becoming a director, you are responsible for certain legal obligations. What is a Shareholder? The shareholders are the owners of the company. Whereas the directors are employees…

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Combining Employment and Self Employment

Combining Employment and Self Employment Confused about whether you can be employed and self-employed at the same time? This is a question we get asked a lot. In the modern world it is an issue for many people. The simple answer is “Yes”, however both types of employment come with numerous complexities and tax obligations….

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What is a Confirmation Statement?

What is a Confirmation Statement? From 30th June 2016 a limited company’s annual return was changed to its current form with the introduction of the confirmation statement. The change intended to make filing company information just a little easier. What changed? Under the annual returns process, limited companies and limited liability partnerships had a statutory…

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Year End Guide for Limited Companies

Year End Guide for Limited Companies A company’s year end brings certain obligations to carry out for limited company directors. We have set out below some key responsibilities and deadline dates by when tasks are required to be completed. Firstly, the year end date is the date to which the company will prepare its accounts….

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How to set up a Limited Company

How to set up a Limited Company There are various methods of setting up a business structure and each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Setting up a Limited Company is a popular way of trading; mainly due to the tax advantages available to the shareholders. Limited company’s are relatively simple to form, with the…

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Advantages of a Limited Company structure

A limited company is a type of business structure that has been incorporated at Companies House as a legal ‘person’. It is completely separate from its owners, it can enter into contracts in its own name and is responsible for its own actions, finances and liabilities. Advantages of a limited company structure The most significant…

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Tax on Property Investment

Tax on Property Investment Investment in property has been and continues to be a popular form of investment by many people. It is seen as a route by which: relatively secure capital gains can be made on an eventual sale income returns can be generated throughout the period of ownership mortgage finance is covered in…

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