HMRC updated guidance on work travel

Travelling from home to an employee’s normal workplace does not qualify for tax relief. This is referred to as “ordinary commuting and, furthermore, if the costs of the journey are reimbursed by the employer, those costs are taxable. There are exceptions to this rule,...

How to avoid common bookkeeping mistakes

Solid bookkeeping is essential in every business. Not only is it important for compliance purposes, but it lets you see exactly how much cash you have coming in and out of your business. It means you can make strategic decisions based on accurate assessments of your...

Why is it important to have up to date profit forecasts for tax?

In order that we can help predict your taxable profit and tax liabilities we need up to date profit figures and projections. One of the advantages of keeping your business accounts in a computerised form, ideally on the Cloud, is that we can review your latest...

Should small businesses still use the VAT flat rate scheme?

The VAT Flat Rate scheme was introduced in 2002 to simplify VAT reporting for small traders, reducing the time taken to calculate VAT and prepare returns compared to normal VAT accounting. The thresholds for using (£150,000 pa) and exiting the scheme (£230,000 pa)...

Should employees reimburse their employer for private fuel?

Should employees reimburse their employer for private fuel? The table below sets out the HMRC advisory fuel rates that apply from 1 June 2023. These are published quarterly these days due to the volatility in petrol and diesel prices in recent years. Where the...