Category Archives: Tax Advice

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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Property & Tax- 5 things

Property & Tax- 5 things

Five things Property Investors should take onboard when it comes to property and tax. Property & Tax – 1 Consider the type of property and time frame of the investment, short term or long term. Property will either be commercial and/or residential property. Commercial properties include offices, hotels and warehouses.Regarding rental income, residential rent may be more certain on an

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Getting Started with Cloud Accounting and Xero: Three Things to Know

Getting Started with Cloud Accounting and Xero: Three Things to Know

Financial and business information plays a vital role in the management of businesses. It is used for numerous day-to-day operations: To comply with accounts, tax, PAYE and VAT obligations To tell us about levels of cash, income, costs, debt and monies owing To track income and expenditure from products, services and project. A cloud-based accounting system like Xero helps you

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Tax Return Reminder

Tax Return Reminder

Three key tips in for you to consider if you haven’t filed your tax returns yet. The clock is ticking, the 31-Jan-19 is D-Day, and if late penalties will apply, even if no tax is owed. Here at Pro Active we’re in full swing! We will be contributing to the filing of the many millions of Tax Returns that need

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Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital

What is MTD? Making Tax Digital (MTD) is helping HMRC achieve their stated ambition of becoming a world leader in digital tax administration. As well as, making sure the UK tax system is effective, efficient and easier for taxpayers. MTD for VAT is the first major step in that ambition. From 1 April 2019, VAT-registered businesses above the threshold of

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Property And Capital Gains Tax

Property And Capital Gains Tax

Property returns are made by way of income (rentals and trading) and/or capital gains. This article will focus on the capital gains considerations for an individual residential property investor, post 5th April 2018. Property gains are calculated by deducting the capital costs from the value of the disposal, the disposal is normally by sale or transfer; net gains will be

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VAT Rates And Charities

VAT Rates And Charities

VAT is a tax that affects charities and arts organisations, and not just private business. This blog will look at the principles of VAT and how it directly affects arts charities, many of whom struggle when deciding which VAT rates to use for different goods and services. VAT registered businesses charge output VAT on the products and services they supply

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