Happy New Year one and all! I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break and is looking forward to what’s in store for 2017!
I remember reading an article years ago claiming that January was the most depressing month of the year; post-Christmas blues, back to work and the holiday bills and debts coming in are all factors in this statement. Another factor could also be that for those of us in charge of our own businesses, January 31st marks the deadline for your Self Assessment!
While last year’s HMRC Press Release shows a record breaking number of assessments being completed – 89% alone completed online – there are still a number of people that miss the deadline and begin to rack up fines and penalties. Even if you are 1 day late, you’re looking at a £100 penalty just to start off with!
I recently helped one of my clients with their very first Self Assessment and they were thrilled with how easy the process was and how much time and money they ended up saving. Obviously it helps to be organised with your record keeping or, if you prefer focusing on your business and want someone else to deal with the numbers, get yourself a bookkeeper!
Whether you’re a seasoned SA veteran or in need of a bookkeeper and guidance for your tax return, please get in touch here!
Morning all and Happy World Earth Day! (Although why is it called ‘World Earth’ Day when they are essentially the same thing? Anyway…)
April 22nd marks Earth Day and everyone around the world will make a more conscious effort to do ‘Acts of Green’. Whether this be recycling more of their trash, planting some trees or being a part of petition or movement to exact change, people will do something to begin saving our planet. And why shouldn’t they?
So it’s coming to the end of the Easter term and for some this means kiddies go back to school! And with some it also means they’re adding the finishing touches to some Home DIY (or mourning over the fact they have lost the time to do so).
Those of us in the UK Business world might also be preparing end of year accounts or starting the prep work ready for for when the letters come from HMRC. It’s always good practise to keep on top of your books throughout the year and larger businesses tend to have no problems with this. However, smaller businesses are usually run by family people that may have other commitments and worries, and then when it comes to the end of their tax year or doing their self-assessments, it’s normally a rush and very stressful.
If I was running a non-accountancy business I would most definitely have someone separate to keep my books and sort that side of things out – it would allow me to focus purely on my business and my family.
Did you know I offer free first-time consultations? Drop me a message or email for further information and advice!
I am back with a vengeance!
Things haven’t been great for me health-wise but I’m getting back on track with that and getting back on my game with my Bookkeeping Services. My lovely logo was designed by DP Marketing Communications who are a great small business that target other small businesses to help boost their presence. I HIGHLY recommend you have a look here! I’m pleased to say that in doing this I have potentially gained two more clients!
How is everyone else doing? I’m seeing more and more small businesses emerging each week and it made me think: “That’s what I want to focus on.” Because I do this as a side to my main employment, I’m not overly concerned with making a massive amount of money (obviously some extra spending money is great). But I would rather provide a personal service and help someone who is trying to pay their bills or make sure their children don’t go without, than to help a very well off Director to pay for a lovely yacht or second holiday home.
I think that’s a very important thing, especially in this day and age.
It would be great to hear from you guys and get your thoughts and opinions on both my logo and focus!
I may very well one day get the hang of updating this thing…apologies!
It’s hard to believe that October has rolled around already and with it, comes the annoying people that are counting down Christmas (by the way, please let us get through Halloween and Thanksgiving before you start decking the halls!)
Most people I know are starting to plan their Christmas shopping and budgets and whatnot. And while I can’t knock them for good financial planning, some seem to forget that right after that hustle and bustle of festivities, including New Year, the UK Self Assessment deadline is merely weeks later!
Some will have a massive panic and rush to do it in time while others end up missing the deadline and have to pay a hefty fine. I say this to you good people – take advantage of the services out there! Even if it’s not me, although I am very competitive and efficient if I do say so myself 😉 , it’s not worth it to you doing that to yourself.
Drop me an email or message and we can talk through a few things and see what can be done to help you out!
For most, the end of June can be quite a busy month; monthly reports are being completed and for the larger businesses, the half-year chaos is already setting in.
If you need a helping hand with paperwork and reports, and you’d like to be enjoying this (rare) summer weather, drop me a PM or email!
I’d also like to mention that HMRC are doing a Q&A via twitter for Tax Credits so if you have any queries, send them a tweet @HMRCgovuk
So the time has finally come and I’m branching out to the big, (not so) bad, web.
Are you a small business owner? Looking to start your own business but already shivering at the potential paperwork? Or maybe you’re having problems with your computer and are one step away from chucking it out the window.
Either way, get in touch and let’s discuss what I can do for you!