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Meet the Team – Part 1

Gorilla Accounting specialises in accountancy for contractors, freelancers, SMEs and locums, so it’s fair to say we work hard to help our clients grow their business – and make the most of tax season. However, we also have a lot of fun in the office. Our team is made up of a unique group of individuals

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Is Trademarking Your Business a Good Idea?

Registering a trademark may seem like a hassle but it has many benefits that shouldn’t be dismissed. If you’re setting up a limited company, trademarking can be a good way to protect your brand and your name, which is sure to give you peace of mind as you go about your day. Given the protections offered

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Thousands of Mini Umbrella Companies Found to Be Dodging Taxes

As contractor accountants, Gorilla Accounting is always looking to stay on top of all contracting and freelancing news, and this includes the latest investigation by the BBC. Radio 4’s File on 4 has reported nearly 50,000 mini umbrella companies created in the last few years with the goal of evading the taxes and National Insurance Contributions

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Freelance Earnings Are Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

We’re contractor accountants, so we like to stay up to date with the latest self-employment news – this includes the recent figures showing that freelance earnings and confidence have bounced back to pre-pandemic levels. According to IPSE and PeoplePerHour, earnings have risen in the first quarter of 2021, signifying that the sector is on the up.

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How to Determine IR35 Status

IR35 is still on everyone’s minds and for good reason. The changes to the legislation, which came into effect on 6th April 2021, were previously postponed due to the pandemic and now impact medium to large companies in the private sector. Determining your IR35 status is no longer just your responsibility. In fact, the end client

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VAT MOSS: Selling Digital Services to the EU

With Brexit, selling products and services has become more difficult, including online. There are more admin tasks involved and paying taxes has become a more complex affair because of this as well. As your contractor accountants, we like to stay on top of the latest news, and Brexit (and the changes it brought) still remains a

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Pensions: A Company Director’s Best Friend

  When you’re running your own company, you quickly learn how to get the most from your budget. Eeking out a higher margin. Maximising your advertising spend. Tweaking dividends vs. salary. Each small decision has big consequences for your bottom line. You do everything you can to maximise your company’s return. The question is, why do

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How to Become a Self-Employed Social Media Entrepreneur

  Becoming self-employed is a massive step but comes with a lot of advantages. As contractor accountants, we’ve previously looked into how people could become self-employed engineers, locum vets, IT contractors, and more, so we know a thing or two about how to take the leap. If becoming a sole trader or contractor is the right

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What’s Changing in the New Tax Year

The new tax year will start on 6 April 2021 and, with it, will come a few changes. Contractors and freelancers should stay on top of the latest industry news, so Gorilla Accounting are taking a look at what the new tax year brings and what it means for the self-employed. You can also find key

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How to Pay Less Tax as a Sole Trader

Being a sole trader comes with many perks, one of which being the ability to pay less tax. However, it can be difficult to know exactly how this can be achieved, which is where we come in. As self assessment tax return accountants, we’ve helped countless freelancers and contractors to reduce the amount of tax they

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