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Archive for May, 2011

Tax credits up for renewal?

Don’t forget your information has to be with the tax credits office by 31 July to keep getting credits. BUT don’t panic if you know you won’t have all figures in time (especially if you’re self employed). You are allowed to use estimates where actuals are not yet known, but they need to be sensible[...] Read more »

Employers Annual Return 2011

If you haven’t realised, they’re due to be filed with HMRC by no later than midnight on Thursday (19th May)! Miss this deadline and you are looking at a £100 fine, delay beyond 5 June and its another £100 (and so on, every month until you file). If you are struggling with dealing with this[...] Read more »

Computerised business records

Looking for book keeping software that is easy to use (and doesn’t need you to be an expert in computerised book keeping)? Tried Sage yet? Not as good as you may have been led to believe? Why not try VT Software instead? You can get a permanently free version that allows you to enter money[...] Read more »

Higher Penalties for late tax returns

Your personal self-assessment tax return for the tax year to 5 April 2011 must be submitted to HMRC by 31 January 2012, or by 31 October 2011 if it is submitted in paper form. These deadlines also apply to your separate partnership tax return where you are a member of a partnership. For tax returns[...] Read more »