Accounts tools: Aged debtors report

Does your business make use of an Aged Debtors Report? All businesses compile annual accounts as part of their statutory duties. Many also use management accounting tools to improve their business performance, especially if they are mid-sized businesses. This type of financial report is often completed each month and sheds light on the effectiveness of current business strategies. Here we put one such tool, the Aged Debtors Report, into the spotlight.

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New Year Networking with HB Accountants

HB Accountants Ladies Networking Lunch

Are you thinking that 2020 is the year that you should get better connected? Networking is one of the many opportunities to make new business contacts, get advice and swap tips and as a result (and because HB Accountants believe networking is fabulous for business) we organise a Ladies Networking Lunch every quarter.

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Team HB’s John celebrating his 50 years of Tax

HB Accountants are proud to announce that our Tax Guru and Director John Neighbour is celebrating 50 years in Tax with The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) – we are wondering if there is has been a miscalculation… surely John can’t be a day over 50 himself!

What a fantastic achievement, congratulations John.

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If you would like any help with your personal or business tax, accounts, payroll or have any other questions, feel free to call Team HB on 01992 444466 or email – we will be happy to help.

Self Assessment tax return deadline

The deadline for filing your Self Assessment tax returns online is looming on 31 January 2020. Consequently, around 12 million people are required to complete these tax returns. They are mainly those who are self-employed or have more than one source of income. For those people who haven’t filed online before, they’ll need to register first and should allow an extra 20 working days, in other words register by Friday 3 January 2020.

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Ambition 2019 – a resounding success

Attendees for The Spotlight’s 2019 Ambition Conference last week hit the 130+ mark. The event was initiated to inspire local businesses to grow & excel. The result, a fantastic day! MC for the event, Jeremy Nicholas took to the stage and introduced 6 fantastic speakers.

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Capital Allowances have changed: Three tax changes

So Capital Allowances have changed. Three significant changes to Capital Allowances have come into effect. Firstly, the first-year allowance for electric charge points due to expire in 2019 has been extended to 2023. Secondly, the Special Rate relief for plant and machinery is reduced from 8% to 6% from April 2019. And finally, the new Building & Structures Allowance provides tax relief on qualifying construction costs for works that started on or after 29 October 2018.

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Are you & your business taking action to prevent fraud?

Recently Team HB’s Karen, Amy, Catherine, John and Vicki took part in the ‘Helping to Protect you from Fraud’ seminar run by Lloyds Bank to ensure we adhere to current best practice. Here we share details of the risks facing business today and provide Lloyds resources which set out the steps you can take to protect your organisation from fraud. Are you and your business taking action to prevent fraud?

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A Quick Guide to Gift Aid – Are you aware of Tax Relief for Charitable Donations?

Tax Relief for Charitable Donations

Are you aware of Tax Relief for Charitable Donations? If you donate to charity, did you know you can do so tax-free? There are various ways of making tax-relieved gifts to charity – the way in which the relief works depends on whether the donation is made via Gift Aid, as a deduction from wages or a pension via the Payroll Giving Scheme, in a will or whether it is a gift of land or property.

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Buying a property to let – the importance of keeping records from day one

For tax purposes, good record keeping is vital. Without complete and accurate records, it will not be possible to provide correct details of taxable income or to benefit from allowable deductions. Aside from the risk of paying more tax than is necessary, landlords who fail to take their record keeping obligations seriously may also find that they are on the receiving end of a penalty from HMRC.

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