Will we have to file all business costs monthly? It’s a SAF bet

, 25 June 2015

Global tax auditing is getting ever closer to uniformity. In Europe, many states have embraced the SAF file. What will they mean for UK small biz?

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EU Tax Reforms And Imminent Transparency Online Register

, 19 June 2015

UK Govt is way ahead of EU debate on tax evasion & transparency. From 2016, UK companies will share much more on the PSC register than EU demands.

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TAXTools 5 Update: Small Biz Basics for the DIY Accountant

, 10 June 2015

For the contractor/freelancer who feels more secure with a hand's on approach to their accounting, the TAXTools 5 update from ICAEW is for you.

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Up, up and away: contracting jobs go through the roof

, 05 June 2015

This week, both IMA and APSCo report on 'professional flexible workforce' vacancies; they're not only up, but could add £2bn to UK GDP in 2015!

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New immigration laws for landlords threaten contractor investment

, 27 May 2015

David Cameron has proposed a mandatory landlord register to help fight immigration. Where does that leave contractors with buy-to-let investments?

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Serious defaulters rise again; the taxman means business

, 22 May 2015

This time two years ago, HMRC had close on 1,100 individuals and businesses on its MSD programme. Come the end of the 2014/15 fiscal year, that number stood at five-and-a-half times that amount.

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What would Scottish fiscal autonomy mean for contractors?

, 20 May 2015

Whether there's a second Scottish independence referendum may be irrelevant for contractors. 100% fiscal autonomy may still mean more taxation.

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Will Self-Employed NICs be Tories Get Out Of Jail Free Card?

, 13 May 2015

With the Conservatives promising NICs, VAT and income tax freeze, where will they turn to raise funds? Run a limited company? Be prepared!

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Sage advice for start-ups and entrepreneurs

, 12 May 2015

With so much self-employment, do we need large, bespoke accounting packages? Here are the insights into Sage's study: State of the Startup 2015

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The Government’s Guide to Becoming Self-Employed

, 30 April 2015

Where better to get small business advice than the taxman? In the most recent updates, HMRC adds new "getting started" webinar dates, and more.

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HMRC to err on the side of wrath with penalties

, 15 April 2015

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs is likely to be erring on the side of wrath when it comes to penalties, deciding harsh fees are best for errors in tax returns.

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Economist loses his mind over tax avoidance campaigning

, 13 April 2015

A pre-eminent economist is slowly but surely losing his mind after being bombarded with General Election rhetoric concerning tax avoidance plans from parties.

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New financial year, new tax rules: HMRC issues reminder

, 08 April 2015

In case you've completely forgotten that the new tax year has rolled around - and with it comes new tax rules - HMRC has seen fit to remind us all.

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HMRC’s diminished capacity wreaks havoc with IR35

, 01 April 2015

Diminished capacity at Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs has been wreaking havoc lately with the tax authority's ability to enforce IR35 and other matters.

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