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The Accountants for Growth

You probably won’t like the first half of this message!

You probably won’t like the first half of this message!
A consensus is now emerging that businesses like yours and ours can achieve so much more. And that is why we have decided to work with Richard Branson and Bill Gates in doing something very special. 
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Dividend Impact Review

Dividend Impact Review
The 2017 Spring Budget brought the tax rules in respect of dividends under the spotlight yet again. The Budget included a further increase in tax for anyone receiving dividends. This announcement combined with recent dividend changes could have a significant impact on many, whether you own shares in your own company, you hold shares as investments, or even if you run your own self employed business.
 
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An Office Jingle?

An Office Jingle?
We thought this week that we would share a case study with you all regarding ABBA Limited and the company’s owner and director, Fernando.
 
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Tax Impact of The Finance Bill 2016

Tax Impact of The Finance Bill 2016
The 2016 Finance Bill brought in sweeping changes to the way in which dividend income will be taxed and also took away various reliefs which tax payers could previously offset against rental income. 
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Cloud Accounting - Part 2

Cloud Accounting - Part 2
Following the previous blog on cloud accounting, this blog shares three options we provide that fits the needs of every type of business. To help you identify the best option for your business here is a quick overview.
 
Total Accounting Solution
 
This is the best option for ambitious business owners who want comprehensive support and advice to help them build a truly successful business, maximise their income and wealth, and minimise their tax bills. We drill down to the fine detail of what figures really drive and impact your business including;
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Cloud Accounting

Cloud Accounting
Let’s face it, most people see accounts as a necessary evil and they play little part in helping business owners make better decisions. However they are a necessity in order to comply with the law and tax authorities, so if we have to do them we may as well do them properly and in a way that adds benefit to the business.

We can make accounts a very important management tool that reports in real time the financial performance of your business. We do this via our cloud accounting solution where you can choose from a number of software solutions and support packages that best suit your business.
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Making your properties tax efficient

Making your properties tax efficient

Against the rental income of furnished residential properties, you can offset a significant amount of the ongoing expenditure, including:-

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UK Policy Paper on Aggressive Tax Planning

UK Policy Paper on Aggressive Tax Planning

HMT and HMRC have just released their policy paper on the G20 and OECD Action Plan to tackle Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (‘BEPS’). In it, the government strongly endorses the BEPS initiative for “creating a fair and balanced set of international rules for both countries and companies.”

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Family Inheritance Tax Planning

Family Inheritance Tax Planning

Inheritance tax is something people often put to the back of their minds as they find it unpalatable to consider or plan for. As it is a tax which often crystallises on death we tend to ignore it for as long as possible. It is however a tax which, with the right planning, can be to varying degrees avoided.

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Free Tax Clinic

Free Tax Clinic

To better serve the community, James, Stanley & Co. Limited will be hosting a free tax clinic this Thursday, 13th of June from 11-1. This is a fantastic opportunity for all businesses—big or small—to learn more about their accounts. Simply drop in during your lunch hour and ask any questions regarding your accounts, books, or business.

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Critical illness and proactive tax planning

Critical illness and proactive tax planning

In a recession clients often look to make cost savings and one area they look to reduce spending is cancelling non-essential insurance or savings policies. Careful thought and professional advice should be taken before making the decision to cancel a policy.

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