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Starting Out in Self Assessment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th April 2018
Starting out in the UK & considering trading as a sole trader? Here's some current sole trader & self assessment info you'll need to know, care of Bradley Post, Managing Director of Rift Tax Refunds. I'm setting up a business. Am I better off as a Sole Trader or a Limited Company? The first steps are the most important when you're setting out in a new business. A big part of ge...
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Four things you need to know about Making Tax Digital

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th June 2017
Making Tax Digital (MTD) is set to bring about the biggest change to the UK’s tax system for a generation, with online tax submissions soon to be the only option for the majority of self-employed taxpayers and paper tax returns likely to become a thing of the past. So what does MTD and the new era of digital tax mean for you and your small business? Here are four things you need to know care...
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Self Assessment Tax Return- Last minute tips

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th January 2015
Last minute tips to help you file your Self Assessment return on-time The Self Assessment deadline is less than a month away, and if you’re only just getting round to tackling your tax return you may be starting to get a tad nervous about whether or not you’ll be able to complete and submit it to HMRC on time. So what can you do to make sure that Self Assessment doesn’t get the...
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VAT Changes and MOSS Explained- Do new EU rules affect you?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd December 2014
VAT MOSS explained - do new EU VAT rules affect you? With the new year bringing in important changes to how VAT is applied to digital products in the EU the kind folks at Crunch Accountancy offered up some valuable insight into all things VAT MOSS and EU VAT related to help.... "The new year brings some changes to the way VAT is paid on digital products in the EU - and small business owners are ...
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Get ready now for your first year of Self Assessment filing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th January 2014
Did you become self-employed between 6th April 2012 and 5th April 2013? If you did, then this could be the first year you’ll have to file a self assessment tax return - and it must be with HMRC by 31st January 2014. Emily Coltman FCA, Chief Accountant to FreeAgent - which provides an award-winning online accounting system for small businesses and freelancers - gives her top tips for how you...
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Real Time Information - An update

by: Startacus Admin ~ 28th June 2013
Joshua Boyd from online accountants Crunch, guest writes for Startacus on the impact (so far!) of Real Time Information... Every so often a big change will come to tax law that involves a massive overhaul of the system for whatever reason. The most recent such change was Real Time Information, or RTI. It was brought in with the new tax year back in April. The change affected any business who oper...
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Real Time Information - what is it?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 7th April 2013
Real Time Information - what is it? Here at Startacus we don’t like getting overly serious too often - after all there are plenty of other sites out there that dot the i’s and cross the t’s. However on this occasion we thought best to address the little beast that is Real Time Information. And before you all shout “what is that?”, you better start reading, as Real Ti...
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How and When to register for VAT

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2012
Are you starting a business? We supply the lowdown on VAT in the UK and Ireland - how and when to register and who has to do it! VAT? *yawn*... Many of us, particularly the more creative amongst us, probably feel the same when the whole matter of VAT rears its’ head. However whilst it may be deemed the “boring stuff”, if you are serious about business, it’s one of those thi...
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