Christmas gifts for the accountant

Christmas gift ideas for the accountant & bookkeeper   Limited Edition Selina-Jayne mug set Surprise the accountant in your life with one of these limited edition mug sets. Limited Edition – Exclusive to Selina-Jayne Designs One Mug 92 mm High 80 mm Diameter Ceramic Robust Mug Totally Dishwasher Safe One High Gloss Coaster 100mm x 100mm with Hardwood Back   … Read More

HMRC send out making tax digital letters

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Have you received a letter from HMRC about Making Tax Digital? If so, you’re not alone. About 200,000 HMRC Making Tax Digital letters have been issued to businesses to let them know about the new service and how VAT record keeping and the way that VAT returns are submitted will change from April 2019. HMRC has sent the first 20,000 … Read More

Making Tax Digital-Are you ready?

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Making Tax Digital – Are you ready? With the ever looming deadline approaching, 1 April 2019, VAT-registered businesses in the UK will need to submit their VAT returns using “functional compatible software”, as part of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) plans. One thing to remember is that from April 2019, if your VAT turnover is above the VAT threshold (currently … Read More

Sage One is now Sage Business Cloud Accounting

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Sage One is now known as Sage Business Cloud Accounting  It offers everything for managing your accounts, payroll, payments, and your people. You no longer have to find the right product – just pick the options you require and the ones that meet your business needs.   Overview Create and send invoices in moments, reduce manual administration and its now … Read More

The Budget 2018 for businesses

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The Budget 2018 has been announced. It will be the final one before the UK leaves the EU. It was put forward on Monday 29th October 2018 by Chancellor Philip Hammond. Here is what it means for businesses. Will I pay less income tax? 31 million people pay income tax in the UK –  18 million men and 13 million … Read More

Tips and Shortcuts for Sage 50 Accounts

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Tips and Shortcuts for Sage 50 Accounts   In this article we’re going to take a look at some time saving shortcuts that could make your accounting life easier! 1. Using the F6 key whilst holding down shift allows you to copy the cell above + add one sequential number to the last digit e.g. cell above is 112567 – … Read More

The 4 Foundations of Making Tax Digital

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The 4 Foundations of Making Tax Digital Making Tax Digital for individuals The Personal Tax Account brings together each customer’s information into one place online. It allows customers to access the service from a digital device of their choice and a time that suits them. It enables them to register for new services, update their information and see how much … Read More

Cybersecurity – Tips to protect your practice

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Cybersecurity – Tips to protect your accountancy practice Repair systems in a timely fashion Restrict user access Change passwords regularly Segment networks Upgrade software to the current version – or at worst the last but one release Remove data you don’t need   Limit your liability but educate your client In a world where accountants are advising clients on which … Read More

Schedule backups using Backup Manager

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Schedule backups using Sage Accounts Backup Manager The Backup Manager in Sage Accounts v21 and above makes managing your backups a walk in the park. You can schedule backups to run automatically so you don’t need to worry about them. You can still work in Sage Accounts while your backups are running and you don’t even need to have Sage … Read More