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Category Archives for Tax returns

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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The New Dividend Tax For Limited Companies

Do you have a limited company? There is a new dividend tax which changes how much tax you pay as a shareholder/director when you are paid by dividends. It’s one of the biggest tax changes for business owners in years. What are dividends? What is the new dividend tax? How might the new dividend tax affect […]

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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 my 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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Doing Your First Tax Return – Part 2

Doing your first tax return can be like a squishy bunny. It’s cute, it’s cuddly, it looks googly eyes at you and loves you. Ok, ok, maybe it’s not that cute. But does your first tax return need to be the opposite? A dark, broody, nasty ‘thing’, waiting under your bed to crawl up the duvet […]

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Doing Your First Tax Return – Part 1

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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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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Claiming Networking Expenses

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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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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