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Category Archives for Expenses

How To Use Tax Deductible Stationery To Treat Yourself

I love stationery so much. I was so excited when Aussie stationery haven Kikki K opened in London, right around the corner from Paperchase. Soooo lovely! Stationery is the joy of opening a new notebook with a pristine clean page with the promises within. It’s the bliss of new pens with ink flowing onto the […]

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The Essential Guide To Expenses

January is a time when you need fast help when your self assessment is still on your To Do list. If it’s summer when you’re reading this (or October or November) and you have time under your belt, rather than overwhelm and panic, soooo much easier. This is my essential guide to expenses for sole […]

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What’s Tax Deductible With Audio And Video Equipment

I joined Periscope recently and one of my first actions was to make sure I got good sound for Periscope broadcasts. I’m scoping every Wednesday at 10am UK time (follow me) and you’ll know how frustrating it is as a viewer to be watching amazing value content you can’t hear properly! If you’re on Periscope, […]

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Getting Paid: Professional Payment Procedures

This is the 2nd article in a 10 part series covering all aspects of getting paid as a business. Read more: Starting A Business, Ways For People To Give You Money, Late Payments & Not Getting Paid, Getting Paid Faster & On Time Coming Up: 6. Profit & Tax, 7. Maintaining A Money Mindset, 8. Getting Paid As […]

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Claiming Work From Home Expenses

Working from home is very common amongst freelancers. Home office, bed, sofa, kitchen table, floor, shed, loo, taking a conference call while your 3 year old is welded to your leg, it’s all working from home. You could be wearing a suit, yoga bottoms, ballgown or bath robe, it’s all working from home. So are […]

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5 Ways To Save Money On Bank & Paypal Charges

Today I am typing up financial transactions for my business into my spreadsheet (get your free spreadsheet). I am celebrating that last December I made my best ever month in my business (champagne, please)! I am shocked how much money I paid in bank and payment provider fees. I knew they were there, I didn’t […]

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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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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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