Benefit from Tax Relief on Contractor Expenses

If you are a contractor or freelancer then you have probably read various doom and gloom reports on how the Government is clamping down on the various tax reliefs you can currently legitimately receive.
There have also been consistent rumours for years that IR35 will be replaced and it will be almost impossible for contractors to work through their own limited company and benefits from the tax incentives this currently offers.
From next April there is also the new Dividend tax.

Xero Launch updated itunes app
Editor | 26 November 2015
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Xero have updated their apple itunes app to now incorporate Apple Watches. Previously the app only supported iphones and ipads.

Tax Relief - Professional Subscriptions
Editor | 18 November 2015
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HMRC have issued an up to date list of professional organisations which if you pay an annual membership for you can claim tax relief on.
The subscription has to be required as part of your job or are helpful for your work.
The complete list is available at:

Xero Improve your Cashflow with Invoice Reminders
Editor | 13 November 2015
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A new feature from Xero Accounting Software has been released to help small businesses manage and improve their cashflow.
One of the most important aspects of running your own business and maximising your cash position is to collect money owed from your sales invoices as soon as you can. To help this process Xero has launched “Invoice Reminders”.

Cloudaccountant.co.uk to observe the Two Minute Silence today
Editor | 11 November 2015
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Each year at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, many British people observe a Two Minute Silence. Armistice Day on 11 November marks the end of the First World War and is a day to remember and honour those who have paid the price for our freedom. Today remembers not only those who fought not only in World Wars, but the more than 12,000 British Servicemen and women killed or injured since 1945.

Those Cloudaccountant.co.uk staff that wish to, will be observing the Two Minute Silence at 11am today. We hope that our customers and suppliers will understand that we will not be making or answering calls whilst we pay our respects.

At CloudAccountant we have a large number of clients who’s main focus is online sales via eBay, Amazon and/or their personal E-commerce website such as Shopify. With our experience, knowledge and with our tailored accountancy packages we can help you grow your business.

With our online accountancy service, our award-winning software can integrate directly into your E-bay, Amazon and online E-commerce accounts, tracking your sales, store activity and profitability.

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.

Countdown to Christmas made special for local children

Cloudaccountant.co.uk staff, family and friends joined together to make the countdown to Christmas extra special for hundreds of local children in deprived circumstances.
Cloudaccountant.co.uk, based in Wilmslow, have donated over 320 chocolate advent calendars to Silklife Foodbank to distribute to support local children in need. Families using the foodbank cannot otherwise give their children a treat many other children take for granted.

Xero help boost Profit & Cashflow with Billable Expenses
Editor | 16 November 2015
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An important aspect of sales invoicing is ensuring that you recharge to your client all expenses that you are entitled for reimbursement.
Making this easy to manage is a simple way to boost your profit and cash position.
Billable expenses from Xero helps you manage this and maximise your profit.

Cloud Accounting for Retailers

If you are a retailer and looking for a modern & fresh accountancy service.
Want to save you time & money doing your accounts & tax.
Cloud Accountant can help.
Cloud Accountant specialise in providing accountancy support to retailers.
Do you operate a traditional shop, an online website or trade on ebay or Amazon?

Xero new release incorporates Apple 3D Touch

Xero Accounting Software have incorporated Apple’s latest technology “3D Touch” in to their hugely popular cloud based accounting software via their iOS Xero app.
Apple 3D Touch enables you to access additional features via your touch screen device (iPhone 6 or iPad) by holding your finger on the screen for longer.
This means that users will be able to access popular applications such as “Add Receipt” and “Create Invoice” from the homepage and hence speed up processes.
Cloud Accountant are Xero Specialist Accountants and can be contacted for support on 0808 281 0303 or email team@cloudaccountant.co.uk.

Why you don’t need a Local Accountant

Google searches are dominated by people searching for local accountants with search terms such as London Accountants, Manchester Accountants etc being highly used terms.
While having a local accountant can be beneficial if you prefer face to face meetings it is by no means necessary and indeed many searches are now made for online accountants, internet accountants or web accountants.
Accountancy is changing. Gone are the days where you needed to find a local accountant. Why spend time in meetings when you can converse quickly, in your own comfort and time by telephone, email, skype or live chat? Meetings take time and cost money and you are normally charged for the accountant’s time.