The VAT complexities of supplying services abroad

May 20, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Today’s technology has made international business more accessible than ever. Armed with little more than a laptop and an internet connection, any small business or freelancer can easily work for a raft of international clients. 

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“That’s Entertainment”…but is it VAT free?

May 13, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

You wouldn’t know it from the weather, but summer is on its way - and up and down the country, businesses are busy preparing for their summer staff parties. 

But while you might have the venue sorted and the catering covered, are you on the ball when it comes to the tax implications of your event? 

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TransferWise and Xero - international payments made easy…

May 07, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

With so much continued uncertainty around Brexit and what it might mean for international trade, its great to be able to highlight some positive news for UK businesses who buy and sell abroad! 

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The takeaway tax: Why cafes and coffee shops are at risk of VAT mistakes

April 30, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

If you’re a frequenter of coffee shops (and let’s face it, who isn’t these days?), you’ll be well used to the barrage of questions that follows almost every order.

“Black or white coffee? Would you like the sandwich heated? Eat in or take away?”

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How you can have tax-free income of £18,500 from savings

April 24, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Where income is mainly derived from savings, it is possible to enjoy tax-free savings income of up to £18,500 tax-free in 2019/20 in addition to that held in tax-free wrappers, such as individual savings accounts (ISAs).

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How to reduce your payments on account

April 09, 2019 | by Sian Kelly | No comments

Under the self-assessment system, a taxpayer is required to make payments on account – advance payments towards the eventual tax and National Insurance liability – where the previous year’s self-assessment bill was £1,000 or more, unless more than 80% of the tax liability is deducted at source

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