KPMG Closes Small Business Accounting Division: What to do Next

KPMG has confirmed plans to close its small business accounting division, leaving customers to find a new Xero-ready accountancy practice.

KPMG's Small Business Accounting (SBA) division was an exciting new offering when it launched in 2014, but heavy subscription fees made it difficult for the big four accountancy firm to gain traction in the market.

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How to Have a Successful Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is a relatively new celebration that celebrates the thousands of small businesses that help make Britain great.

The day itself is in less than two weeks, and there are lots of brilliant ways that shops, cafes and all sorts of other independents can get involved.

Here are our top tips for a successful Small Business Saturday.

CloudAccountant obtains Xero Platinum status

This month CloudAccountant are pleased to report that they have attained the prestigious Platinum partner status with award winning cloud accounting software Xero.

Platinum represents the highest partner status achievable and CloudAccountant have worked with the Xero team since back in early 2015 having embraced the platform as the leading player in the cloud accounting market. It was clear early on that this disruptive technology would enable a greater collaboration in real time with our clients and this has certainly proven to be the case.

Cloud Accountant Tax Reclaim Service

Cloud Accountant (a part of Umbrella.co.uk) now offer a tax reclaim service through their website.
Many people do not know they can claim tax relief in respect of cleaning your own uniforms or protective clothing, some union and professional subscription fees and tools or equipment you have bought personally to enable you to do your job.

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If you are a NatWest or Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) small business customer, you can access the FreeAgent cloud accountancy software platform for free.

If you use either of these services, Cloud Accountant can help you get set up on the software for free, with additional support from a team of qualified accountants.

You can also sign up for the software for free on the NatWest or RBS website.

Submitting Your Self-Assessment Fast This Christmas

Christmas is a popular time for submitting Self-Assessments to HMRC ahead of the 31 January deadline.

Last year, 16,000 people submitted their tax return online between 24 and 26 December. This included more than 2,500 submissions on Christmas Day and almost 7,700 the day after on Boxing Day.

More than 17,000 people also submitted their Self-Assessments on the New Year’s Day bank holiday.

Small business tax probes too intensive

The taxman has come under fire after it was revealed that more than half of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) think that HMRC’s tax investigations are too intensive.

Commissioned by the exchequer, the research showed that 52% of small businesses find HMRC tax investigations too intensive and 56% said they don’t think HMRC tries to minimise disruptions caused by the cost, time and effort of inquiries.

eBay and Amazon seller specialists

When it comes to setting up backroom functions, eBay and Amazon sellers and other small online retail companies face some tricky challenges. Particularly when it comes to seemingly complex processes like accounting.

Black Friday Contractor Limited Company Offer. 1 Month Free

If you are a contractor feeling down after the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement then Cloud Accountant hope to cheer you up with their Black Friday offer of One Month Free!

On Wednesday the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement said they’d be restricting tax relief from 6th April 2016 for contractors in respect of Travel and Subsistence Expenses. Good news is if you operate through a limited company this doesn’t apply to you if you are also outside the scope of IR35.

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