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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 7 (16th – 22nd May 2022)

Tax reliefs available. A new page on HMRC’s website, titled Check what financial help you can get from HMRC has been published.

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Making Tax Digital – Do you know what you need to do?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) came into effect from April 2019 for all VAT registered businesses trading over the VAT registration threshold of £85,000.

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 5 (2nd – 8th May 2022)

For directors and the self-employed special rules mean the NI threshold is applied for the year as a whole rather than for each pay period as it is for employees.

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7 steps to a happy retirement – it’s never too soon to create your retirement plan

Some of us find it difficult to even think about retiring, let alone plan for it! But you need to do it and it’s best to start early if you can.

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts - Week 3 (18th – 24th April 2022)

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 3 (18th – 24th April 2022)

With fuel prices increasing, you may be thinking of paying a higher rate than the HMRC rate but will it trigger extra Tax and NI?

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What should I charge? 6 ways to make sure your price is right

Over the last ten years or so I’ve seen the role of accountants change. You are no longer only there to make sure your client has hit all their deadlines. More is needed from you!
You are needed as an advisor. Clients fear making a mistake and you are there to support them. As a result, your charges should reflect that.

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts - Week 1 (4th - 10th April 2022)

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 1 (4th – 10th April 2022)

HMRC has increased the current late payment interest rate applied to the main taxes and duties to 3% from 2.75% with effect from 21 February 2022. This is the second rate rise due to consecutive rises in the Bank of England base rate.

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Accountants: 4 Steps to Live the Life you Want in 2022

As we start the new tax year it feels like a new beginning. The longer days encourage us to be hopeful about the future. There’s never been a better time to plan what you are going to achieve in your career in accountancy over the next 12 months. You spend so much of your life in work that you need to be sure you are enjoying it!

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 51 (21st – 27th March 2022)

iSpeech.org HMRC has raised interest rates HMRC has increased the current late payment interest rate applied to the main taxes and duties to 3% from …

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Spring into action today with a Strategic plan

A strategic plan helps you focus on the future for you and your business. What do you want to achieve? Until you know, there is no way you can work towards success. Therefore, you need a plan of action, a strategic plan to guide you on your way.

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 49 (7th – 13th March 2022)

https://www.ispeech.org VAT penalty rules This was due to take effect on 1 April 2022 but these changes will now be introduced on 1 January 2023.  …

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5 ways to be more Tax Efficient Today – Especially if you are a Higher Rate Taxpayer

As we near the end of the 21/22 tax year it is a good idea to think about becoming more tax efficient, especially for higher rate taxpayers.  Having a plan now will affect both this tax year and future ones.

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 47 (21st – 27th February 2022)

https://www.ispeech.org Scam HMRC phone calls Reports of scam HMRC phone calls have fallen by 97% over the last 12 months, according to the latest figures …

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Your Ideal Client

3 simple steps to attract your ideal client

My last blog to accountants was all about effective communication. Part of your communication strategy should be that you make your website and social media appealing to customers so that you attract your ideal client.

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 46 (14th – 20th February 2022)

iSpeech Covid-19 support grants Remember to declare any coronavirus (COVID-19) support grants or payments on your company tax returns as they are taxable. Grants to …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 45 (7th – 13th February 2022)

TTS National Insurance – incorrect NI codes When you use code M for NI it reduces your Class 1 NI secondary liability to nil. But …

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10 Essential Tax Return Tips

iSpeech Take the stress of completing next year’s tax return away by starting today Most of you know there has been a deadline extension to …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 44 (31st January – 6th February 2022)

iSpeech.org Reporting benefits and expenses in real-time If you sign up for payrolling now, your employees can pay the tax due on their benefits and …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 43 (24th – 40th January 2022)

iSpeech Declaring coronavirus grants on tax returns Coronavirus (COVID-19) grants to support businesses and individuals during the pandemic are taxable. If you claimed grants from …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 42 (17th – 23rd January 2022)

iSpeech.org SEISS grants HMRC has reminded self assessment taxpayers to declare any COVID-19 grant payments on their 2020/21 tax return. According to HMRC, more than …

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Personal finances

The Time to Plan your Personal Finances for 2022 is NOW!

iSpeech.org 10 tips to master your personal finances today Now that Christmas and the New Year have passed it feels like a good time to …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 41 (10th – 16th January 2022)

iSpeech.org Lending to your company You can lend to your company and charge it interest. As long as you don’t overdo the interest rate your …

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communication

Effective communication – 8 ways to make sure you are understood

iSpeechEffective communication is crucial as an accountant, as important as understanding numbers, in my opinion. Many people find numbers daunting and they need you to …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 40 (3rd – 9th January 2022)

iSpeech.org Making your joint income tax efficient Married couples and civil partners can elect for each to be taxed on half of the income or …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 39 (27th December 2021 – 2nd January 2022)

Text to Speech Voices Costs of going green A report published by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has revealed that the costs associated with …

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Get paid on time – starting today! 7 ways to minimise late payment

iSpeech.org To get paid on time is one of the most effective things you can do to keep a successful business going.  A full order …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 38 (20th – 26th December 2021)

Text to Speech Demo HMRC’s revenue falls by billions due to pandemic HMRC saw a drop of almost £30 billion in tax revenues in the …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 37 (13th – 19th December 2021)

iSpeech.org Delayed pensions From 6 April 2028 you will have to be aged at least 57 before you can access your private pension savings. Currently …

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Christmas Money

6 ways to Reduce your Christmas Money Worries

Speech Synthesis The Christmas adverts are on the telly and the jingles in the shops. Hopes are high for a better Christmas than last year. …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 36 (6th – 12th December 2021)

Powered by iSpeech Important warning for SEISS claimants If you received any of the first three SEISS grants and haven’t submitted your 2019/20 tax return …

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