The Ultimate Guide To Accounting Software

All businesses need to keep accounts. How you do that depends on your business’s legal status (limited company, sole trader etc), how much income your business has, and the number, type, and complexity of transactions.   Making The Right Choice of Accounting Software It’s a choice for what’s right for you and what’s right for […]

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Starting A Business As A Freelancer

Starting a business and deciding to freelance is an exciting time. It can be the first step in a new life, where you choose what matters and what’s important to you.   Whether you’re going full time, part time, with a job, without a job, while you care for children or parents, work from home […]

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Which Photography Equipment Is Tax-Deductible?

Photography is a key part of any business or blog. I do most of my own photography and use my mobile. You may need, or prefer, to have a much higher photography standard, as after all I don’t have a food or lifestyle blog. If you’re a freelance photographer or doing your own website or brand photography, […]

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Which Computer Equipment Is Tax-Deductible?

Now who doesn’t love opening a new shiny laptop? One of the best parts of having a business and being a freelancer can be when you know how a shiny new laptop can reduce your tax bill – and a fabulous laptop case is a joy forever and tax-deductible too! (Tax-deductible means HMRC allow you to […]

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Which Business Stationery Is Tax-Deductible?

I LOVE stationery. One of the best bits of having a business and being a freelancer can be the ability to buy fabulous stunning gorgeous stationery you adore AND IT’S TAX-DEDUCTIBLE! (Tax-deductible means HMRC allow you to take the cost of these items from your business income so you pay less tax. Don’t go crazy […]

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Digital VAT, EU VAT and Digital Tax

REFERENDUM UPDATE: Leaving The EU: What It Means For Your Business Leaving The EU: What It Means For EU VAT  I am co-founder of EU VAT Action, the primary campaigner for a threshold for EU VAT for microbusiness. REFERENDUM UPDATE: Leaving The EU: What It Means For Your Business Leaving The EU: What It Means […]

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Doing Your First Tax Return

Doing your first tax return can feel daunting. It’s easy to put it off and go hide in your mental pillow fort. Take your chocolate, calculator and spreadsheet into your pillow fort, snuggle under your duvet and get your first tax return ticked off your Grown Up Accomplishments list. 1. Notice To Complete A Tax […]

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Which Networking Expenses Are Tax-Deductible?

Networking expenses can be a real bitch. What’s tax-deductible, what isn’t? Why are some items allowable off your tax bill in one situation and aren’t in another, hmmm? It’s enough to make your head spin. I want to do more videos so I went to my local wood and made you a video giving you […]

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Are Your Paypal Records Driving You Crazy?

Paypal is one of the best inventions of the interwebz in my opinion. It makes receiving, sending and paying safe and secure. However. Paypal is a bitch when it comes to doing your record keeping. A time sinking, stress inducing, holy mother of unicorns when will it all end bitch. I’m going to concentrate on […]

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Sole Trader Or Limited Company, What’s The Risk?

The most important decision when you become your own boss is choosing your legal structure. The second most important decision is making sure that structure is right for your business and you. There are many structures available: the main ones are sole trader, limited company, partnership and limited liability partnership. I’m going to focus on the […]

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