Taxation and the different types of taxes in the UK

Keeping track of taxes in the UK isn’t exactly a piece of cake. There are so many types of taxes that it’s difficult to know which ones apply to you and/or your business. If you don’t file your taxes correctly with the HMRC, it could result in penalties, which could cost you dearly. This article gives you an introduction to the main types of taxes in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland...

What is a balance sheet, and how do you create one?

All accountable companies have to prepare an annual statement at the end of the financial year, to determine their tax obligations, among other things. A balance sheet is created according to an established pattern and on a fixed date in the year. The profit and loss report is the basis for a balance sheet, which is important for companies because it provides information on its status and...

Loss carryforward and loss carryback: how you can save on taxes

Just because your business has been running smoothly for years, it doesn’t mean that things will always be this way. There could be times where the expenditures of your business are greater than its revenues. It wouldn’t be fair to expect the company to pay tax when it isn’t as financially stable as in previous years. This is where the provisions, loss carryforward, and loss carryback come into...

Entertainment expenses – make the most of the tax incentives

When it comes to entertaining clients and business partners, the UK is not the most tax friendly of locations. However there are still some ways of saving money with your entertainment expenses, and this includes entertaining both clients as well as your own staff. Here you can read all the steps that you need to take to make sure you file your company entertainment expenses correctly, as well as...

Input tax: claiming tax rebates through tax deduction

Complicated tax regulations can be a minefield, causing confusion for entrepreneurs year after year. But it’s worth being fully aware of tax legislation within the United Kingdom; you could be entitled to a refund for the VAT spent on business operations. But how does this essential part of the tax law work? In this handy guide, we explain the concept of input tax and value added tax (VAT), as...

Correcting or canceling an invoice

If you send many invoices per day, errors can often occur. This can then lead to issues with the tax office, and claiming back deductions owed to you. There are several options available to fix errors, however. In this article, we will show you how to create a correction and a cancellation invoice.

Entertainment expenses for accounting and taxes

Business meals and other such events are a significant part of many businesses day-to-day activities. There are many companies out there that spend a lot of money in order to be able to have a nice setting and atmosphere to conduct meetings with clients. This can be to discuss both current and future projects. However, once the bill comes, there is also the important matter of the entertainment...

Why are receipts important for good bookkeeping?

Receipts are among the most important documents in bookkeeping. Bureaucratic processes surrounding holding onto different kinds of receipts, invoices, and documents can seem tedious or even unnecessary. But doing so can pay off – literally. In this guide, we explain why and how to order your documents, the different types of receipts, and the basics of bookkeeping.

Impairment test: what is it and when is it needed?

With impairment tests, IFRS has created an accounting standard that allows companies to create more binding balance sheets. They can therefore represent impairments correctly in annual financial statements and minimise falsifications. But when are these impairments tests used and what purpose do they serve? There is also some confusion surrounding the topic of goodwill!

Writing a letter before action: samples for professional letters requesting payment

Would you like to avoid defaulting customers, but you don’t know how? With 1&1 letter before action templates you can easily write your reminders. With prewritten texts, you can strengthen the management of your receivables. The aim of an effective dunning procedure is to reduce the number of customers and reduce the risk of loss of receivables. We will show you how to maintain your position as a...