Category Archives: News

Focus On QuickBooks Online

ProAdvisorA couple of months ago we highlighted the recent changes in Xero, and now it’s the turn of QuickBooks Online.  As the online software providers are constantly developing and enhancing their products, it’s sometimes tricky to keep up.  So here’s a run-down of what the QuickBooks Online chaps and chappesses have been up to lately!

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Digest of really useful Xero updates

XeroAs experts in Xero, we’re always keeping an eye on the development work that our friends at Xero HQ are performing, and putting in requests on our clients’ behalf for enhancements they’d like to see in the software.  So we thought it would be a good idea to pull together the new features that have appeared within Xero over the last 12 months that are likely to be of the most use to our clients…  Continue reading

About Change!

u-turn-symbolA few weeks ago we alerted you to the fact that penalties for late filing of RTI submissions were due to start for the smallest employers from 6th October 2014…  well, no sooner had the ink dried on my proverbial keyboard, then HMRC did an about-face.  Yet another extension until the penalty regime starts – this time 6th March 2015!

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Approved Growth Voucher Adviser

GV-logoFreeman Accounting Services Limited has been approved as a registered Growth Voucher adviser as part of the government’s Growth Voucher scheme, launched earlier in 2014.  This means that we are authorised, as part of the scheme, to provide strategic advice in the areas of Finance and Cashflow to businesses wishing to grow and up to 50% of the cost of that advice may be funded by the government’s voucher scheme.

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Anyone for a NISA?

Tax-FreeA NISA?  What’s that, do I hear you ask?  It was one of the main headlines in March’s Budget and it comes into effect on 1st July, but I’m not sure there is much awareness of it out there.  I certainly haven’t seen the wave of promotion that I was expecting in the Media.  So let me explain…

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Tax Returns done for another year!

I hate to leave things to the last minute, so was very pleased when I was able to file the final tax returns of this season 3 days before the deadline!  It’s so important to file those returns on time as there are severe penalties for filing late, even if you have no tax to pay.

However, to lighten the mood, I came across the following list of most unlikely excuses for filing late, provided by our dear friends at HMRC.  They do have a sense of humour after all!  So, to show that tax is not all dull and boring, I thought I’d share this with you! (And I particularly like #10!)

http://www.mynewsdesk.com/uk/hm-revenue-customs-hmrc/pressreleases/revenue-reveals-top-10-oddest-excuses-for-late-tax-returns-945169