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  • The benefits of cloud accounting
    12th March 2018

    The benefits of cloud accounting

    Cloud accounting packages have some very intuitive features and many of them are very helpful. If sufficient care is put into setting them up right, then they can significantly cut down on the amount of manual work required in keeping your records up to date. However, there are some features that can lead you down a path of errors and this can be terribly tricky to undo. It is therefore vitally important that the users of the software have been trained appropriately and that regular checks are carried out.
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  • Does Country By Country reporting apply to my company?
    12th March 2018

    Does Country By Country reporting apply to my company?

    As part of an international effort to clamp down on tax avoidance, certain companies are now required to file annual Country By Country (CBC) reports. These show how key financial measures arose in the year on a territory by territory basis.
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  • 'Risk to Capital' requirements for Venture Capital Trusts
    7th March 2018

    'Risk to Capital' requirements for Venture Capital Trusts

    The Finance Bill 2017-18 introduces the new ‘Risk to Capital’ condition for an investment to qualify for any of the venture capital reliefs – SEIS/SEIS/VCT.
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  • Tax breaks for the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)
    7th March 2018

    Tax breaks for the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS)

    Launched in 2012, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) was supposed to be a temporary feature in our tax system, designed to incentivise investment in start-up companies as the country crawled its way out of the worst recession in modern history.
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  • Year end tax planning for hotels, restaurants and the leisure sector
    5th March 2018

    Year end tax planning for hotels, restaurants and the leisure sector

    As we approach the end of the 2017-18 tax year we recommend businesses take steps to ensure they have optimised their tax position. Whilst the UK government is taking a strong stance on aggressive tax planning there are statutory tax reliefs which businesses and individuals should consider to ensure they are not paying more tax than is appropriate.
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