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Qualified Accountant Stockdale Accountants, the newest member of the established & well-respected family run Stockdale Group based near Bodmin have a unique opportunity for an experienced ACA / ACCA or AAT with proven experience, accountant to join our small, friendly team to help manage our continued growth. A permanent position suited to an individual who...
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We have seen a lot of changes with tax legislation over the past few years and we may see even more. So how do you plan for the future of your business? A vast majority of business owners will want to know how much tax they can save and base some of their decisions on...
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If your annual turnover is less than £150,000 and you are neither a Ltd company nor a LLP partnership, there are two different approaches to how you process your book keeping and your annual accounts. Cash accounting is when you enter the sales invoices/income that you have been paid for and the purchase invoices/expenses that...
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Making Tax Digital (MTD)   Due to the general election, there may be further changes to taxation and to HMRC’s plans for MTD. Parliament is dissolved before a general election and public bills cannot be carried forward into a new parliament, therefore, some of the Finance Act will be passed before the dissolving takes place....
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VAT – Flat rate schemes A VAT flat rate scheme is a system where you pay a percentage of your sales instead of working out the individual VAT amounts on your sales and on your purchases. You can claim VAT for a single purchase capital expenditure on goods over £2,000 (inc VAT). The percentage that...
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Management accounts are sets of figures that give you valuable information that you can use to make good decisions for your business. Any set of figures used in management decisions are management accounts. Your management accounts could be a graph or a list showing monthly sales over a year or a cash flow forecast showing...
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If you get a visit in the evening from HMRC saying that they are making an unannounced visit, what do you do? Unsurprisingly most businesses feel intimidated and let the agents in, thinking that they have no other choice. HMRC agents that make unannounced visits are trained in getting a result. They will make unannounced...
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