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Freelancers’ Questions: Should I deregister for VAT due to the FRS changes?

When it’s worth leaving the Flat Rate Scheme as a ‘limited cost’ freelancer.

Apr 23, 2017 | Money News

Anti-late payment plan tabled by Corbyn

Labour vows to hit big firms that leave small suppliers in the financial lurch.

Apr 21, 2017 | Money News

Making Tax Digital 'to cost £2,800 per trader'

CEBR says freelancers face three times more in MTD costs than the government estimates.

Apr 18, 2017 | Money News

Stressed traders say they tackle paperwork alone

'Time and health seem to suffer for those who go it alone and stay alone, without help.'

Apr 11, 2017 | Money News

Freelancers alerted to Lifetime ISA penalty

New savings account a 'step in the right direction', but beware the pitfall, says IPSE.

Apr 9, 2017 | Money News

Cheques to go through within one working day

Digital imaging boosts the prospects (and clearing times) of paper payments.

Mar 28, 2017 | Money News

New guide unveiled on Flat Rate VAT changes

Get the official word on whether you’re a limited cost trader, and likely to pay more VAT.

Mar 14, 2017 | Money News

Apps are absent at two-thirds of taxpaying traders

No tax software inside most small ventures will make MTD a hard slog.

Feb 20, 2017 | Money News

Rethink Flat Rate VAT changes, HMRC urged

Freelancers seen in the collateral from a clampdown on a popular VAT scheme.

Feb 16, 2017 | Money News

'Don’t automatically accept automatic tax penalties'

Charity says your excuse for being fined £100 may be reasonable enough to have it overturned.

Feb 13, 2017 | Money News

Freelancers face £280 bill to make their tax digital

HMRC hints at a let-off, saying your digital account will only cost you hundreds, not thousands.

Feb 5, 2017 | Money News

Traders continue to leave VAT man £2.6bn short

Late payers the likely cause of a still ‘stubbornly high’ VAT debt mountain.

Jan 22, 2017 | Money News

Calls mount to shelve Making Tax Digital

Panel of MPs joins chorus calling for a delay, at least to '2019/20, possibly later.'

Jan 15, 2017 | Money News

Top 10 fanciful excuses for late tax returns

When self-assessors try the ridiculous to avoid being penalised.

Jan 5, 2017 | Money News

Slowest paying cities for freelancers -- revealed

Manchester puts Sheffield to shame in the prompt payment stakes, study finds.

Dec 15, 2016 | Money News

Flat Rate VAT webinars to take freelancers' questions

Log-on for an early but official steer on what 2017’s changes might mean for you.

Dec 8, 2016 | Money News

Six simple steps for self-assessing freelancers

How to get in front of your first tax return, so HMRC isn’t on your back.

Dec 6, 2016 | Money News

Making Tax Digital: why you should embrace it

Four reasons why digital tax accounts will be good for you and your freelance business.

Nov 29, 2016 | Money News

Freelancers may join auto-enrolment pension scheme

Tomorrow could see the start of nest eggs, yet extra NI, for all self-employed.

Nov 21, 2016 | Money News

Foot traders' bills for quarterly tax reporting, HMRC told

Freelancers facing ‘MTD’ deserve ‘whatever amount of financial support’ they need.

Nov 20, 2016 | Money News

Six questions to ask your potential accountant

Freelancers have half a dozen considerations when enlisting a numbers expert.

Nov 17, 2016 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Do I have to use their invoice template?

Law firm cautions against imposing a fee for the extra time a client invoice template takes.

Nov 9, 2016 | Money News

'Align digital tax plan waiver with VAT threshold'

Make more traders exempt from quarterly tax e-updates, and delay them, HMRC told.

Nov 7, 2016 | Money News

Six questions that stop your invoice getting paid

What clients and HR will bug you about if your invoice leaves room for doubt.

Oct 26, 2016 | Money News

Have your final say on late payment tsar

Last chance to give your view on what the Small Business Commissioner should do.

Oct 23, 2016 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: How to avoid UK tax on my foreign income?

Remittance or Arising? That is the question troubling a new arrival set to self-assess.

Oct 9, 2016 | Money News

Freelancers' Questions: Can I correct my VAT mistake?

What to do when you leave £12,000 in VAT off your invoice.

Oct 4, 2016 | Money News

Install late payment tsar before 2017, ministers told

Now's the time for the Small Business Commissioner, says IPSE, not next year.

Oct 2, 2016 | Money News

Lifetime ISA changed to help first-time buyers

Government's 25% top-up can go towards a house deposit, Treasury confirms.

Sep 19, 2016 | Money News

Freelancers get respite from unchanged inflation

Costs steadying will relieve the two-thirds ‘seriously worried’ about their bottom line.

Sep 13, 2016 | Money News