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Mature Small Business Owner

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 35 (28th November – 3rd December 2021)

natural tts Sole traders left struggling by the pandemic A survey by small business lender iwoca has found that 58% of sole traders (defined as those who …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 34 (22nd – 27th November 2021)

iSpeech Two homes – maximising private residence relief If you own a second home you can choose whether it or your normal home receives capital …

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Taking time out – making time for yourself is essential for your wellbeing

As an accountant there always seem to be some fires to put out – and most are not of your own making. Something is always priority, and that priority tends to compete with all the other priorities! There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 33 (15th – 21st November 2021)

iSpeech HMRC’s cryptocurrency nudge letters Nudge letters are designed to remind taxpayers of their responsibilities to report income or gains through self-assessment or, if they …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 32 (8th – 14th November 2021)

https://www.ispeech.org Child Trust Fund In 2003 the government set up a tax-free savings scheme for children born on or after 1 September 2002, known as …

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Time management – improve your efficiency today and reap the rewards

As an accountant there always seem to be some fires to put out – and most are not of your own making. Something is always priority, and that priority tends to compete with all the other priorities! There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.As an accountant there always seem to be some fires to put out – and most are not of your own making. Something is always priority, and that priority tends to compete with all the other priorities! There doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 31 (1st – 7th November 2021)

Free Text to Speech Reinsurance Scheme for Live Events The government has opened an £800 million Reinsurance Scheme to cover live events against cancellations stemming …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 30 (25th – 31st October 2021)

iSpeech.org Autumn 2021 Budget HM Treasury has announced that Chancellor Rishi Sunak will delivery the Autumn 20201 budget on Wednesday 27th October. The Chancellor said: …

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Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment (MTD for ITSA)

MTD for ITSA is set to come into effect from 6 April 2024. MTD came into effect for all VAT registered businesses trading over the VAT registration threshold of £85,000, from April 2019. It was introduced in an effort to ‘close the tax gap’. The tax gap being the £8.5 billion annual tax deficit that the government believes exists between tax that should be paid, and tax that is actually collected on time.

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 29 (18th – 24th October 2021)

TTS Increase in National Insurance (NI) and dividends NI is increased by 1.25% for 2022/23 only.  This increase will be payable on all earnings above …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 28 (11th – 17th October 2021)

TTS Demo Tax breaks for green cars? Expenditure on green vehicles and related equipment shown in the list below qualifies for first year allowances (FYAs). …

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Reflections For Success: 5 questions you should ask yourself

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speechAutumn seems a natural time to reassess how things are going for you in your work as an accountant. Looking back over the year’s blogs, …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 27 (4th – 10th October 2021)

TTS Demo Employee loans A loan to an employee which exceeds £10,000 at any point in the year results in a taxable benefit unless an …

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I need help! – Could a Business Mentor be your answer?

Powered by iSpeechSometimes in business you get to the stage where you think ‘I’m stuck and I don’t know what to do about it.’ Hopefully, this …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 26 (27th September – 3rd October 2021)

https://www.ispeech.org Raising Finance – seed enterprise investment scheme (SEIS) The SEIS is designed to help your company raise money in it’s early trading years. It …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 25 (20th – 26 September 2021)

iSpeech Resolving HMRC disputes Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) usually involves less preparation and thus lower costs compared with a tribunal. It’s also a much quicker …

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5 Ways to Cut Costs Today

iSpeech.orgDuring the pandemic many of you will have reviewed your costs in detail as you may have had less income coming through the door. Nevertheless, …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 24 (13th – 19th September 2021)

iSpeech HMRC’s support for customers who need extra help HMRC’s principles of support for customers who need extra help set out their commitment to support …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 23 (6th – 12th September 2021)

Text to Speech Informal payrolling of benefits in kind HMRC will only accept new informal payrolling arrangements for benefits in kind during the 2021 to …

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Skills Every Accountant Needs – Set Yourself Up For Success

chinese text to speechMy recent blog encouraged accountants to get a plan in place to reach their goals.  However, as an accountant, in order to …

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small business

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 22 (30th August – 5th September 2021)

TTS Demo Penalty regime for VAT and income tax self-assessment The new regime will apply to: VAT businesses for accounting periods beginning on or after …

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Saving and pension planning

Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 21 (23rd – 29th August 2021)

https://www.ispeech.org Pension scams According to the latest figures from Action Fraud the average loss from pension scams have reached £50,949 this year. That is more …

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Improve your cash flow and cut costs to kick-start your business

iSpeechThe pandemic has been a tough time for many of you. Reduced business, restrictions on opening hours, staffing issues – many aspects have taken their …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 20 (16th – 22nd August 2021)

https://www.ispeech.org Consultation launched re self employed HMRC has recently launched a consultation on how basis periods can be reformed for income tax for the self-employed. …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 19 (9th – 15th August 2021)

iSpeech.org HMRC gives support for customers who need extra help HMRC have principles of support for customers who need extra help. These set out their commitment …

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Start a savings plan today in 3 easy steps

iSpeech A trip of a lifetime, buying a house, upgrading your car, university fees, planning for retirement – just some of the things we dream …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 18 (2nd – 8th August 2021)

iSpeech Making Tax Digital for VAT – update From 1 April 2021, your systems must use digital links for any transfer or exchange of data …

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August 2021

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) is being wound down on 30 September 2021 and data published by HMRC has revealed that 1.9 million workers remain on furlough…

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 17 (26th July – 1st August 2021)

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Tax-free childcare More than 282,000 working families used a Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) account during March 2021, according to figures from HMRC. The TFC scheme …

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Anna’s Accountancy Alerts – Week 16 (19th – 25th July 2021)

https://www.ispeech.org/text.to.speech Apprenticeship cash boost The government has confirmed that employers of all sizes in England can now apply for £3,000 in extra funding to help …

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