Summer Emergency Budget Highlights 2015

In the first conservative party budget since 1996, George Osborne stresses the conservative mantra of getting more people back to work, off benefits, and paying less taxes and the following were some of the main points: The Office for Budgetary has forecast growth of...

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Budget 2015 – an election special?

As expected at this stage of the Parliament, while there was not a lot of room for manoeuvre, there were some sweeteners across the board.  There was little for small businesses as alot of the headline issues were aimed at individuals.  More will be released in the...

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EasyBooks accounts for Mac and iOS

While the arrival of cloud accounting products means that many of the existing products have migrated from PC, there has always been a demand for an accounting product for Mac users.  As far as I know EasyBooks is the only dedicated accounting product for Mac users...

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VAT and selling services or goods overseas

The rules and principles for selling overseas are quite involved as they depending on where the sales are being made, whether they are goods or services and whether you are selling to a business or consumer.  Services are the most topical at the moment with the...

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Autumn Statement Highlights

The government has little room to manoeuvre with lower than expected tax receipts and continued austerity, but there were a few changes of interest: Reform of stamp duty on domestic dwellings has for a long time seemed unfair and this was an unexpected change.  It has...

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New VAT rules if selling digital services

Our thanks to Mark Lee for this guest post: The small business community is beginning to wake-up to the changes for VAT on international digital services that apply from 1 January 2015, and those affected are complaining about the lack of guidance about the new rules....

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Holiday pay should now include overtime

An important case on holiday pay was decided by the Employment Appeal Tribunal this morning (4 November 2014). The EAT has held that employees’ holiday pay should include a sum of money to reflect normal non-guaranteed overtime and travel time as part of their annual...

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Create an invoice in Quickbooks Online

The lifeblood of a business is it's income and it is simple  to Create an invoice in Quickbooks Online.Invoices can be opened from two locations, see our earlier post for navigation in Quickbooks: The left hand navigation, Customers menu.  As you have to select the...

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