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Why are trends so important ?

Annual Accounts are just a jumble of numbers on a page that most business owners don’t understand. But in the right hands and with the right understanding those very same numbers can tell you so much about your business. Let’s start with trends as they can reveal which way a business is heading. Using the…
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A beginners guide to business expenses

Business Expenses – A few basic rules Over the years I have seen some amazing claims for what taxpayers believe should be an allowable expense against their profits. From make-up to pet food for the guard dog. With this in mind I thought it worthwhile just going back to a few basic rules. The “Wholly…
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Outside the box

Why the way most accountants charge is just unfair

What would you say if a restaurant asked you to pay more for a well-done steak than a rare one? You wouldn’t be happy being asked to pay more in a restaurant for a well done steak because it takes the chef longer to cook than a rare one, would you? And you wouldn’t be…
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Can I claim for Entertaining clients and staff ?

Entertaining Clients and Staff Can we deduct entertaining expenses? The tax rules on the deductibility of entertaining expenses are harsh and often misunderstood – the fact that the expenditure is incurred for businesses purposes does not make it deductible. Subject to certain limited exceptions, no deduction is allowed for business entertaining and gifts in calculating…
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