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Cashflow Management

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Taxable Income Thresholds 2019/20

Over shoulder view of man filming another man walking down starirs Know your Taxable Income Thresholds to Make Planning More Effective Knowing what your taxable income thresholds are is an important way to make the most of your personal and business finances. They change regularly though, and can sometimes be complicated. The guide below ...

Leaving the EU

Advice for Small Businesses on leaving the EU While at the time of writing we still don't know what terms we will be leaving the EU on, there are still things you can do to prepare for departure. HMRC have issued a guide with information and links to advice if you: If you import/Export to the EUIf you provide services or operate in th...

Everything you ​need to know about Making Tax Digital

The way your business pays tax is set to change. From April 2019, the way you keep your VAT accounts will change  completely.  As you may already know, MTD is the Government’s plan to digitise the tax system. It aims to make it easier, more efficient. Yet, 40% businesses that will be included are still not aware of what it is&n...

Making Tax Digital software: Choosing the right option for your business

What alternatives are available to you?’ Choosing the right software to pay your business’s VAT bill is essential with the rollout of Making Tax Digital rapidly approaching. Once MTD arrives, HMRC-approved software will be the only way to pay VAT. Time is running out before the first VAT deadline for MTD, on 1 April  2019&nb...

Making Tax Digital: How to prepare in 5 steps

VAT-registered  businesses the first to go through MTD Around a million VAT-registered businesses will need to  comply with new digital reporting rules from April 2019. If you’re one of them,  you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared. And creative businesses in the London area are no exception. Making Tax Digital ...

Chaser – Automated Invoice Chasing – with a human touch

: Chaser A couple of weeks ago a few of us from our London bases trekked over to Excel to attend the XeroCon conference.  It’s always a great opportunity to catch up on what new updates Xero are bringing out and step back and take a look at the broader picture of cloud accounting (which as you all know we just love!).   As app lover...

Xero Xenology – Customise Your Invoices in Xero

  Customise Your Invoices in Xero Previously we went through the process of creating online quotes and invoices in Xero and discussed the added value that could bring to your business.  This time we are going to touch on customisation. If your business is a creative one, it’s more than likely that the aesthetics of everything you do is vita...

Cloud Security – How Safe Is Online Acccounting?

Cloud Security One of the worries many small businesses have about cloud accounting is cloud security. It’s a reasonable question to ask in a world of identity theft and hackers.  And with GDPR on everyone’s mind, we thought it would be a good opportunity to revisit the issue of data protection, cloud security and security in general. The ...

What Is Your Business Worth? And Why Does It Matter?

Why does it matter what your business is worth? Why does it matter what your business is worth? It may be that you are planning on selling it in the future, either for retirement or to explore other challenges.  You’ll also need to know its value if you are planning on raising capital or creating shares. Or you might simply want to put a num...

Your Expenses, Made Easy …with Receipt Bank

Your Expenses, Made Easy...with Receipt Bank If you are a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know that at Artisan Accounts we love three things. Saving you time A good app A good app that saves you time That’s why we’ve been a dedicated user of Receipt Bank for several years now and why we encourage so many of our clients to use it.  I...

Management Accounts (and why you need them to grow your business)

Management Accounts (and why you need them to grow your business)   Most business owners can apply themselves to running basic accounts and tax returns.  You’re an entrepreneur after-all, you’re not afraid of a learning curve and a few late nights. However, management accounts are a whole different ball game and they can really make the d...