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Category Archives for Self assessment

Is Interest On An ISA Tax Free?

Today I want to talk to you about tax free ISA interest on your tax return. What is an ISA? Do you need to declare ISA interest? Is interest on an ISA tax free? And if you believe video needs to be perfect, this week’s video has a buzz on the sound and some wonky […]

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Which Local Marketing Expenses Are Tax-Deductible?

  Local marketing is a core marketing strategy, especially if your business is mostly face to face or geographically based. Which expenses are tax-deductible though? ­čśë I’m going to take you through the 7 most popular ways of local marketing and whether they’re tax-deductible: Press Printing Cold calls Door to door Networking Advertising Events (and […]

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How To Use Essential Oils For Your Tax Return

I LOVE essential oils. It’s like inhaling nature. In fact, essential oils are one of my little secrets for why┬ámy tax return is done by the end of the summer and not in January (yes, it used to be January, so stressful). In February and March I get my records ready for when the tax […]

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How To Save Your Tax Return So You Can Find It

You’re diligent about saving your self assessment tax return to your laptop or computer every year. You know how important it is to have that file, and to have at least 2 backups, in different places. You know having a copy of your tax return is a legal requirement. Who has done all that and […]

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The Importance Of Shoes When Starting A Business

I’d like to introduce Lizzie Cheeld, virtual PA to creative types (like me), who guest posts for me today about how important shoes are in her newly minted business. It’s incredible I haven’t yet posted on this subject! Shoes & Tax Returns Shoes and tax returns……not natural bed fellows admittedly but as I launch into […]

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How To Avoid Tax Return Mistakes

Tax returns are not high on our list of fabulous ways of spending our life. Yes, for me too. Being a tax return coach for cake-loving freelancers doesn’t mean that I magically love doing my own return. It does mean that I practice what I preach and include cake and an occasional kick up the […]

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Tax Return Balm: Your Natural Stress Relief

Tax returns can feel overwhelmingly stressful. Whether it’s your first tax return, you’ve done it before yourself rather uneasily, or you have new income to enter and don’t know what to do with it, it all adds up to Rather A Lot To Avoid Thinking About. You need tax return relief. While I can help […]

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Why Cake Is The Key Tool For Your Blogging Tax Return

You’re a professional blogger or you want to be. You enjoy cake.   You don’t enjoy doing your tax return or accounts. You prefer to have your cake and eat it.   You want a profitable successful blog on your terms. You want to know how you can do all this and have a life […]

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Page 1 On Google For 'Tax Return Support': What Organic SEO Can Do For Your Business

Today I had a lovely surprise: One Man Band Accounting is on page 1 on Google for ‘tax return support’. I was astonished as I only do organic SEO. I asked Martin Oxby of Summit Web Solutions┬áto check for me. If you aren’t familiar with browsers, they personalise search results so my results might not […]

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Can I Do My Own Tax Return?

Yes! (usually) You’re a one man band, you freelance, you’re a micro business owner. Can you do your own self assessment tax return? Let’s break it down into limited company directors and sole traders (click here if you aren’t sure which you are).   Doing Your Tax Return As A Director Easy to do your […]

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