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Directors Loan Account – Effectively Dealing with Them

Author: Aadil Butt
Published: 23 May 2017
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Directors Loan Accounts If you operate your business as a sole trader, Directors loan account isn’t something you need to worry about. If you are a limited company director and shareholder then a directors loan account can be a bit of a headache. That’s because a limited company is a separate legal entity. This means you […]

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Flat rate VAT scheme changes April 2017 – What to do about it?

Author: Aadil Butt
Published: 1 May 2017
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Flat rate VAT scheme changes background Flat rate VAT scheme changes came into effect on the 1st April 2017. HMRC have now completed their consultation phase. Below are what the changes may mean for you and the type of business affected. For eligible businesses, the Flat Rate VAT Scheme is a simplified method to work […]

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Changes to dividend tax and contractors

Author: Aadil Butt
Published: 12 April 2017
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Changes to Dividend tax Changes to Dividend tax came into effect on the 6th April 2016 and again on the 6th April 2018. The effect is those paying themselves dividends and a small salary are likely to have to pay more tax. Payable via their self-assessment as well as have to make payments on account. Current […]

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Tax Refund Scams

Author: Aadil Butt
Published: 12 December 2016
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Tax Refund “Notification” If you receive an e mail or text message “from HMRC” informing you about “a tax refund notification” ….or indeed anything else, it’s a scam pure and simple. DO NOT RESPOND! I have had a number of client’s call me about emails they think are from HMRC regarding refunds. I even had […]

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Tax Return Accountant Service

Author: Aadil Butt
Published: 23 October 2016
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Finance Equation Ltd tax return accountant service Self Assessment Tax Return Service. Get It Done In Time To Allow For Tax Planning & Help Us Save You Money. The following government website gives you an introduction and links to self-assessment videos. Here is the Link. Keeping records of your income and expenses is always a […]

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Residential Buy-to-let and VAT

Author: Aadil Butt
Published: 19 October 2016
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Residential buy-to-let and VAT Residential buy-to-let are VAT exempt. Which means VAT can’t be charged on rents. It also means that VAT can’t be reclaimed on expenses, repair costs, agents fee’s etc. The assumption therefore is that residential landlords can ignore VAT. But this isn’t always the case. If a landlord owns another business which […]

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