Tax returns

Reverse charge mechanism

Reverse charge – the shift in tax liability easily explained + example

Many US-based entrepreneurs are still puzzled by the reverse charge. The procedure is all about transferring tax liability from the service providers to respective beneficiaries. In other words, the latter must settle the payment of taxes with the tax office. This is said to have saved time and prevented frauds in the past. What must be considered, and who is directly involved? Read on for an...

Corporate income tax

Corporate income tax: the basics at a glance

Whilst income tax is payable by private individuals and others, corporate income tax just relates to the taxable income of corporations and other entities. In this guide, we will answer the following questions about corporation tax: How is it calculated? How high is it? Who has to pay it, and who doesn’t?

Profit calculation by cash inflow and outflow accounting

Cash inflow and outflow, simply explained

As the tax return deadline approaches, businesses are faced with a major challenge: They not only need to communicate their tax returns to the HMRC, but also their previous year’s profits. Small businesses, self-employed individuals, and freelancers need to take the cash inflow and outflow principle into account when calculating their profit. But what exactly does this mean? This guide will help...

Tax Tips for the Self Employed

Saving taxes – a guide for the self-employed

How can I save on tax? This is an eternal question for the self-employed. In order to be well-versed in questions of tax, and improve your own financial situation, you need the necessary information: What taxes have you incurred? And what can be deducted from them?

EC Sales List

EC sales lists – what are they, and when should I submit one?

If your company sells goods or services to customers in other EU countries, it is essential that you provide HMRC with a recapitulative statement, also known as an EC sales list. This article will look at what an EC sales list is, why it is important to submit one, and finally who should do this, and how.

Filing entertainment expenses: Here’s how it works

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...

Loss carryforward and loss carryback: tips for doing taxes

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...

Types of taxes in the UK

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...

Non-profit accounting | what needs to be considered?

What are non-profit organisations?

When it comes to accounting, no two charities or non-profit organisations are the same. The amount of income made dictates which forms need to be filled out to complete the tax return. It can be confusing knowing which forms to fill out, but our article will explain how accounting for non-profit organisations works, with numerous non-profit accounting software available to facilitate the process.

Numbering invoices: What you need to know

Invoice numbers: What to pay attention to

Numbering your invoices follows a certain set of requirements under U.K. law, and is also a helpful tool for managing your business and tracking your transaction history. Utiliszing a good invoice numbering system makes it easier to locate invoices for future referencing, and can come in handy when accessing sale records for customer service purposes. Following a structured invoice numbering...