Terry Cartwright

Guides (5):

Choosing Small Business Payroll Software
November 06, 2007
Running a successful small business presupposes the proprietor is Jack of all Trades when in reality the truth is they are Master of One. Payroll is but one part of business management where expertise is required. Mastering the PAYE system is an essential function carrying with it substantial adherence to legislation and the needs and motivation of its employees. Choosing good small business payroll software can carry this burden.

Practical Self Employed Tax Tips
October 25, 2007
Being Self Employed in the UK carries with it responsibility to sort out your own tax affairs, the first tax tip is to maintain good records of the business income and expenses to minimise tax liability. With tax rates of up to 40%, tax is an essential area to achieve a degree of competence. DIY Accounting produces both Accounting Software templates and Payroll Software templates that ease the record keeping.

Top Self Employed Tax Questions
October 19, 2007
HMRC enquire into approximately 75,000 self assessment tax returns each year. Most tax enquiries result in extra tax being payable because business turnover has been understated or non allowable business expenses have been claimed, resulting in interest and penalties on the extra tax for that year and sometimes previous years. This guide of frequently asked questions can help avoid such interest and penalties and indicate a few tax tips to be aware of. The higher tax rate in the UK is 40% of net taxable income. DIY Accounting also provides templates to assist in maintaining good records and correct tax returns.

Payroll Essentials for New Employers
October 15, 2007
An employee is anyone who works on a full time, part time or casual basis for the business and includes company directors. When you engage someone to work for you, you become their employer. Every employer operating a PAYE scheme must have an understanding of the HMCE payroll essentials. Payroll essentials that payroll software packages satisfy include both the knowledge to correctly calculate income tax and national insurance plus legal obligations to each employee.

Vat Schemes and Vat Thresholds
October 10, 2007
Vat is a tax payable by any taxable person or business on sales income unless exempted or zero rated when the annual level of sales reaches the vat threshold limit, raised to £64,000 p.a. from 1st April 2007. Vat output tax is payable on total sales whether a business has registered for vat or not and important to register for vat when the vat threshold is reached to enable full credit to be claimed by the vat input tax paid on purchases. Minimise vat liability with a vat scheme.



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