Self assessment tax return deadlines

Self assessment tax return deadlines
If you are self-employed then knowing the various self-assessment deadlines throughout the year is very important. If you do not meet these deadlines then you could find yourself having to pay penalties that could have been easily avoided. Here are some of the key deadlines for you to keep in your mind for completing your self-assessment tax return.
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Tax benefits when donating to charity

Tax benefits when donating to charity
Whether you are acting as a business or as an individual, donating to charity has a number of obvious benefits; you get to help a cause that you believe in, improve your reputation, and just generally feel good about yourself. But, as well as all of this, donating to a charity can also have financial benefits in the shape of tax relief.

Here is a quick run down of how tax is involved in donations to charity in a number of different circumstances.
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Changes to National Minimum Wage 2015

Changes to National Minimum Wage 2015
Changes to the national minimum wage will be coming into effect next month so we're giving you a quick explanation of the planned changes to make sure that everyone is up-to-date with what is happening.
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Company Directors - understanding your responsibilities to HMRC

Company Directors - understanding your responsibilities to HMRC
If you're thinking of taking the next step and becoming a limited company, it is important that you understand what your responsibilities as the director of the company will be. It is the director's responsibility to make the company a success, so you must try within your best ability to do this whilst also following the rules set for the company.

As well as this, there are several responsibilities that company directors have to HM Revenue & Customs. Here's a quick run-through of what these are.
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2 things to do when starting your own business

2 things to do when starting your own business
Being your own boss is a very attractive prospect for many people and can be extremely fulfilling; working the hours that suit you, having the flexibility to take days off when you need to, pursuing your passion. If this sounds appealing to you and you have a business idea that you think is viable, here are a few tips on how to get started with running your own business.
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