Sole traders, have you thought about becoming incorporated?

Sole traders, have you thought about becoming incorporated?
If you are a sole trader running a small business, you may have considered the possibility of becoming incorporated. A Limited Company exists as a completely separate legal entity to its owners or directors. In the UK, incorporating a business can be done electronically and is a fairly easy process.

Here are some of the benefits of becoming incorporated:
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New dividend tax rules explained

New dividend tax rules explained
In this year’s Summer Budget, Chancellor George Osbourne announced significant changes to dividend tax. Let us explain what these changes are and how they might affect you.
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Be prepared for the self assessment tax return deadline

Be prepared for the self assessment tax return deadline
With the deadline for submitting paper tax returns passing on 31st October, business owners and anyone else who needs to submit a self assessment tax return should be planning ahead for the final online submissions deadline of midnight on 31st January, 2016.

Last year, HMRC revealed that 1,773 people submitted their online tax returns on Christmas day! We don’t want you to be in that position, so this blog will help you get prepared for the deadline well in advance, so that you can enjoy your Christmas.
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Who needs to submit a self assessment tax return?

Who needs to submit a self assessment tax return?
The deadline for submitting your self assessment tax returns online is January 31st 2016, so it's time to start preparing your accounts to make sure that you have everything in order in plenty of time for the deadline.

Submitting your tax return can be a complicated process. The first step is knowing whether you need to submit one or not. Most people have their income taxed before they receive it, and therefore do not need to submit a separate tax return.
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Top tips for selling your business

Top tips for selling your business
If you are planning on selling your current business then there are a number of things you need to consider in order to stay compliant as well as making the most of the sale. Here are a few tips from Marshall Smalley accountants for when you need to value and sell your business.
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