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2016 sees some interesting changes being made to how company dividends are being taxed

Do you know about the 2016 Dividend tax changes?

Beans keep things simple but tax changes can be a big test even for us. See what you think and please give us feedback, it might not be bed time reading but it is really important stuff that impacts the financial rewards you can take from your business.

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not your average bean counters

More than just an accountant

Is it the stuffy, corporate clichés: humourless men in pin-stripe suits who make you feel a little intimidated? People who seem incapable of speaking to you in clear English?

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Which to choose: umbrella or limited company

Making the right choice: Umbrella or Limited Company

When you’re a contractor, it can be hard to decide how to conduct your business. Do you work with an Umbrella Company or do you trade as Limited Company?

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Beans Accountants are experts at helping you to understand IR35

Understanding IR35

IR35, also known as the ‘Intermediaries Legislation’, was introduced in 2000 to target tax avoidance in ‘disguised employment’.

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Cash Basis: A simpler way of declaring your taxes

Cash Basis is a simple accounting method compared to the traditional accrual accounting method. It is only available if you’re a sole trader or a partner.

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Capital Allowances: How you can use them to reduce the tax you pay

Do you own a business? Do you know that whether you’re a start-up or an older, larger business, self employed or a contractor, Capital Allowances allow you to claim tax back on all assets bought for business use?

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accounting for SMEs

Nine useful things your accountant will do for you

The days of the stereotypical pen-pushing accountant, with leather elbow patches on his tweed jacket, are well and truly over. These days, accountants are essential partners to all successful businesses – from start-up ventures and self-employed contractors, to multi-national corporations.

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key deadlines this tax year

Five ways to pay less tax

An experienced and professional accountant is totally familiar with the ins and outs of the tax system. It is his or her job to get up to speed with any changes to rules and regulations as soon as they are announced.

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Election Slip

What the election results could mean for your business

For the next few weeks, you will find that all politicians – regardless of party – want to be your friend. This isn’t necessarily because you have suddenly become very popular, but because the UK General Election is now tediously close, and polls are currently predicting that every vote will count for an overall election win.

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help from specialised small and medium enterprise acountants

Five things to think about when choosing your accountant…

Starting a new start-up venture, or expanding an existing business can be a particularly stressful time, so the sooner you get an accountant on board to help relieve some of the administrative and financial headaches, the better.

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