Guides

Expand your knowledge with our helpful guides covering all aspects of accountancy and business. Whether you’re a start-up or an established business, our guides will help you understand your finances and what you need to report to HMRC. Watch or read now or download to browse later.

Video Guides

Easy to follow videos that explain topics simply. A great introduction if you’re short on time.

Hiring staff explained

Understand your responsibilities as an employer.

Your self-assessment explained

Find out what’s included in your self-assessment tax return.

VAT explained

Discover the different VAT schemes and when to get registered for VAT.

VAT invoices and receipts explained

Learn what to include on VAT invoices and VAT receipts

Starting a limited company

How to become a business owner

 

Text Guides

Our simple guides cover all aspects of accounting and business. If you want to expand your knowledge, start here. Read now or download for later.

What business expenses can I claim?

Understand what expenses you can put through your business.

What mobile and internet expenses can I claim

Learn about claiming tax relief for mobile phones and internet.

What money can I take out of my company

Find out how to take money out of your company.

What are my responsibilities as an employer

Everything you need to know about hiring staff.

What’s reported in a self-assessment tax return

Find out what’s included in your self-assessment tax return.

How to make a 5 year business plan

Grow your business with a plan for the future.

What is VAT

Learn about VAT in this comprehensive guide.

How to complete a VAT return

Understand what to include in your VAT return.

EU VAT explained

Find out about EU VAT post-Brexit.

What is the difference between LTD and sole trader?

Understand the difference between a Limited Company and a sole trader.

Tax relief for Christmas parties and festive gifts

Claiming tax relief on Christmas parties and gifts.

What are trivial benefits?

Learn about trivial benefits and how to claim them.

Resources

Useful documents to keep your records and help save you time.

Business millage spreadsheet
Record your car journeys to support your expenses claim
CloudAccountant new starter form
This accompanies the HMRC new starter form
HMRC New Starter Form
Complete this form for all new staff members

If you have any questions or need any more support get in touch with the team today: Call 01625 300 300 or email team@cloudaccountant.co.uk