Year End Accounting Checklist

The end of the financial year is a big moment for any company and having everything organised ahead of time can save you a lot of stress and worry. Too many businesses go into crunch time, desperately working to get everything they need to be done before that year-end. Here, we’re going to look at a year end accounting checklist of accounting tasks you have to complete, so you can get to work on them in advance.

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How Does VAT Work For Your Business

Value-added tax (VAT) is charged on most goods in the UK. Some goods are exempt, and others have lower rates added to them, but most are charged at the standard VAT rate of 20%. Many very small businesses don’t need to register for VAT, but once your annual turnover passes the threshold, which is currently £85,000, it’s compulsory. You can also voluntarily register before reaching the threshold, which is useful for some businesses so they can get in the habit of charging VAT. If you’re wondering how does VAT work, take a look at the information below.

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UK Sugar Tax Pros And Cons

The new, so-called sugar tax has been a contentious issue since it was first raised. Some, including many doctors and celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, have been in support with calls for a tax against sugary drinks since 2014. Others have been hoping PM Theresa May would reverse her position before the due date, since it was first announced. April 6, 2018, has come and gone however, so the tax is now officially in effect.

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Brexit Accounting Implications & Tax Consequences

Following the previous year’s Leave victory, the UK Government officially started the Brexit process on March 29, 2017. With intentions to formally leave the EU within two years, businesses and traders must prepare for the inevitable tax law changes. They will additionally need to accept the Brexit accounting implications it will have on company accounts.

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