Payments on account due by 31 July 2018 The second payment on account for the 2017-18 tax year is due to be paid to HMRC by 31 July 2018 – the first payment on account was due by 31 January 2018. Your payments on account are advance payments made towards your personal tax for each… Read More


Can you get maternity pay if you are self employed? You may think that, as a self employed person, you won’t get any financial help when you’re pregnant and spending time at home looking after your new baby. However, there is a social security benefit called Maternity Allowance that you may be entitled to. It’s not… Read More


Corporation tax losses 2018 You’ve been trading happily for a few years, making a decent profit and life seems good. Then you lose your best customer, or a competitor enters the market with a cheaper product and, horror of horrors, you find that you’ve made a loss for the year. Hopefully this will be only… Read More


Self Employed Tax Return Case Study 2018-19 For this blog post we are running through a tax return calculation example of a self employed sole trader for the 2018-19 tax year (6th April 2018 to 5th April 2019). Key information for our example: The tax payer is a freelance web designer trading as a self… Read More


Reclaiming VAT on expenses – What can you reclaim VAT on? This article looks at some of the main rules in relation to reclaiming VAT on your business expenses. Please note that this isn’t a definitive list of rules, and you should always check with your accountant, or HMRC, if you’re in any doubt. This… Read More