Witches and extra-woolly underwear: the bold and bizarre excuses and expense claims taxpayers have made

With every annual Self Assessment deadline, HMRC releases some of the unusual and outlandish excuses they receive for late tax return submissions. They also reveal some of the more brazen expense claims self-assessors have attempted to submit. Regardless of how amusing these entrants may be, HMRC holds its stance that these eccentric excuses and claims…

5 common mistakes to look out for in your Self Assessment Tax Return

Completing and submitting your Self Assessment Tax Return (SATR) can seem like a daunting task, but having it prepared well in advance of the 31st January deadline will make your life so much easier. If you miss the deadline you will be subject to a penalty, and this sum will only increase the longer you…

5 reasons you may want to switch from limited to umbrella

You’ll often find discussions and reasons as to why you should move from an umbrella to a limited company. But we thought we’d discuss the reverse, because sometimes, the arrangements of working through a limited company, no longer make sense for the position you are in. So why might you consider switching from a limited…

Giving back and getting back this Christmas: tax relief and expenses

With just over 2 weeks left until Christmas, it’s safe to say the winter celebrations are in full swing. With that, we wanted to recap on the expenses and tax relief you may be able to claim through your charitable donations and work festivities. Getting a little back for yourself, while treating and gifting others…

How compliant umbrella companies are beneficial to recruitment agencies

For recruitment agencies, the relationship between consultants and their contractors is built on trust. Candidates rely on recruiters to provide the best possible advice in regards to their finances and salary. This is why it’s vital that agencies use a clear, concise and compliant umbrella company for support. We explore how agencies can benefit from…

We’ve been nominated for the ContractorUK Awards 2018!

We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated for Best Contractor Accountant (Small/Medium) at the ContractorUK Awards 2018. The ContractorUK Awards is a fantastic opportunity for you to vote for the organisations that you believe have provided an exceptional service. We are proud to have been nominated as we believe the nomination reflects…