Category: Tax

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How You Can Become a Self-Employed Influencer

The ‘influencer phenomenon’ began around 2009 with YouTube but quickly spread to other platforms, including Instagram. Before that, this type of career didn’t exist, but it’s become a viable business model for people looking to become self-employed. As accountants for social influencers, we understand it can be difficult to focus on growing a business when you

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New Inquiry into IR35 Reform in the Private Sector Launched

The House of Lords Finance Bill sub-committee has recently launched a new inquiry into a reform of the IR35 in the Private Sector, specifically implementing the new off-payroll rules. In this blog, we’re looking into this new inquiry. We will be exploring what this IR35 inquiry means, what happened with the previous inquiry, and what The

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Top Benefits of Becoming a Locum in the UK

If you’re a doctor or veterinarian, you may have considered going locum. While it may not be the right choice for everyone, there’s no denying the benefits you can get when you change careers, such as the possibility for higher wages and more control over your schedule. So, in this article, we’re taking a look at

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Frequent Misconceptions About Freelancing

Freelancers are self-employed individuals offering their services to multiple clients, usually earning an income on a per-job basis instead of making a consistent hourly wage or salary. They typically charge hourly or daily rates for their time, expertise and any work they produce for their clients. Whilst freelancing work can be short term, it can also

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Our Top Tips for Contractor Newbies

Are you new to contracting? Or still thinking about taking the leap into self-employment? No matter where you are in your journey, there are several things that you should know about when setting up your limited company. And, as we’re contractor accountants, we have a lot of knowledge to impart – and experience to share –

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What is HMRC Voluntary Disclosure (and Should You Consider it)?

So, you’ve made a mistake in your HMRC submission – now what? Having the correct information on the documents you submit is crucial, but mistakes can and do happen. However, the question does arise: if, as a self-employed individual, you realise there’s an error, should you disclose it to HMRC voluntarily? In this article, we’re taking

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How Can You Start a Small Business Online

Want to start a business? If so, you’re not alone. At the start of 2020, there were 5.94 million small businesses in the UK, which goes to show many people are interested in becoming their own boss. There are many different types of businesses you can set up, including online ventures. If you’re planning to open

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How Making Tax Digital will Affect Landlords

Making Tax Digital (MTD) continues to be a key topic of discussion, especially as changes to the legislation are set to affect business owners, including landlords and agents. MTD for Income Tax Self-Assessment will apply from April 2024 for unincorporated businesses and for landlords with a total income of over £10,000 a year. So, as accountants

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Dealing with Taxes When You’re a Locum

Many doctors and veterinarians opt to become locums instead of remaining in full-time employment. This offers them several advantages, including flexibility, better pay and better work-life balance. However, becoming a locum also comes with several tax responsibilities, which you should be aware of before leaving your job or changing careers. It is also worth noting that

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Financial Planning Tips for Contractors

Whether you’re a sole trader or a contractor, managing your money is one of the most important things you can do – not only for the present, but also to prepare for the future, especially when you stop working. Financial planning for the self-employed means considering pensions, taking out dividends, sorting out your taxes, etc. As

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