Category Archives: Tax

How to Pay Yourself: Salary, Dividends & Benefits

How to Pay Yourself: Salary, Dividends & Benefits

How to pay yourself: Company owners and directors often ask us “do I pay myself salary or dividends, and how much should that be?”. Every situation is different, therefore the answer to the question depends. This article will look at the salary versus dividends decision. We will throw some numbers in to show the financial difference. Furthermore we will be

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VAT And Pricing

VAT And Pricing

VAT- What is it? VAT  is a tax on sales, not profit. It is a multi-stage tax, charged at each stage of the business cycle on the “value added” at that stage. Most importantly the basic principle is that the VAT is actually paid by the non-VAT registered customer. VAT is charged on the taxable supply of goods and services

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Filing Your Tax Return- A Guide

Filing Your Tax Return- A Guide

Filing your tax return: Being an early bird can really help reduce your stress levels, giving you more time to just get on with your business and your life. Here at Pro Active we have put together a short guide on tax returns if you want to complete your own. If after watching our video you feel more comfortable with

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Profit & Your Break-Even Point

Profit & Your Break-Even Point

Profits & your break-even point are so important to businesses that we’ve dedicated this blog and clip to this subject.   You might be wondering why knowing about this is important. Stay with me as we look at break-even. The bottom line is knowing your gives you better business insights and helps you make more profit in your business. Let’s

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Property Is A Business

Property Is A Business

The Business Of Property Property is a business.  Therefore run it as one, because it is not just an investment.   There is money to be made in property.  Therefore before money starts rolling in there’s lots to think about, including: Returns Decide whether you’re going for capital growth, income or a mix Ownership of properties Individual, partnership, LLP, single company

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Business Budgeting For Success

Business Budgeting For Success

Understanding Business Budgeting Does your business budget for success? A successful business needs the solid foundations of sound financial management built into its overall strategy.  Finances should underpin every aspect of its work.  Activities need to be planned and costed, so resources are properly considered. “Failing to plan is planning to fail,” Benjamin Franklin; “Those who fail to learn from the past

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Cost Type: Direct & Indirect

Cost Type: Direct & Indirect

Accountants classify cost as either direct or indirect. Differences between direct and indirect costs It is important to know the difference as this helps when it comes to: Pricing of goods and services Business Planning Controlling costs Understanding profitability of customers, products and services Improving efficiency Direct cost This refers to cost related to the production of products.  Below are

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NFP And Private Businesses

NFP And Private Businesses

NFP does not = Not for Business. All Businesses Count We are fortunate to work across business sectors, and consequently have a wealth of knowledge and experience of the private and not for profit. Businesses are typically classified as private or not for profit (NFP), not for profits typically include many art organisations, charities, Community Interest Companies (CICs) and social

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Are You Ready For MTD?

Are You Ready For MTD?

There has been a lot of news and noise about Making Tax Digital (MTD). The purposes of this short blog is to remind you the key points about MTD, which becomes live on 01-Apr-19. MTD is compulsory if you’re VAT registered and over the VAT threshold, currently £85,000. MTD is about how you submit your VAT return to HMRC, the

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Healthy Business, Healthy You

Healthy Business, Healthy You

Getting a Healthy Business is Like getting a Healthy You A healthy business is what we strive for. This blog will outline a five point approach for getting and improving business health, and how the approach has a lot in common with getting and improving personal health. Firstly, Objectives: It’s important to have objectives, for improving our personal health one

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