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Archive for the ‘Business Advice’ Category

Intriguing online training offered by Google

I have just discovered what I think is a fairly new service from Google. It’s completely free and it looks like it could make a real difference to me – and to quite a few of my clients. The service is called ‘The Digital Garage’ and it’s online training software designed to improve your effectiveness[...] Read more »

Price wars between Quickbooks and Xero – good news for small businesses

On the day that Xero have increased their pricing plans, Quickbooks have launched a 4-day price drop. This could be the ideal time to sign-up to this online accounting software. A package which includes unlimited invoices and automatic importing of transactions from your bank costs just £5.00 plus VAT for the next 6 months. Quickbooks[...] Read more »

Cloud accountancy is on the rise.

Since its first roots in 2005 cloud accounting has really taken off, with key companies like Xero, Clearbooks, Sage and Quickbooks all offering online services that can make the life of small business owners considerably easier. Xero in particular has been lauded as it recently achieved 500,000 clients. Michael Wood of Receipt Bank, in his[...] Read more »

Getting your tax return done is a numbers game

When it’s this late in January and you haven’t yet submitted your self-assessment tax return, it can feel like HMRC is breathing down your neck.  It’s not too late to get your figures to the taxman but you do need to be quick and thorough to avoid the automatic £100 fine. Remember; even if you[...] Read more »

Should I become a Sole trader or a Limited Company?

Tax bill – If you want to compare how much tax you will pay as a Limited Company V Sole Trader then enter your estimated profits in our calculator Below is a general guide to a couple of the different types of business structure you can trade through and the accounting considerations associated with each[...] Read more »

Welcome to Coastal Tax & Accountancy’s brand new blog

First of all, thanks for reading our blog, we hope you’ll find it useful! The aim of this blog is to keep you up to date with accounting and tax related issues and how they might affect your business. As well as keeping you informed of HMRC’s latest advice and news, we’re preparing a series[...] Read more »