They can offer advice and help you comply with accounting and tax requirements.
If you are self employed or run a small enterprise in Beckenham, it makes sense to use Accountants or Bookkeepers also based in Beckenham. Local accountancy firms that are prepared to help small business and new business start ups in the area are listed below.
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If you run your own business in Beckenham and would like to learn more about accounts, bookkeeping, National Insurance, or VAT, we have compiled a library of useful resources and frequently asked questions which we hope that you will find both interesting and useful.
One of the first decisions you will need to make is which legal structure is likely to suit your new business and this will affect your accountancy obligations.
You can read a detailed article about your various options at: Sole Trader or Limited Company?
The information below primarilly relates to self-employment but if you decide to trade as a limited company, you can read more here: Running a Limited Company.
You should tell HMRC as soon as you start self-employment, otherwise you may face a penalty. You are considered to have started self-employment when you have something to sell and either have a customer for your goods or services, or you are actively marketing your business.
You can let HMRC know about your self-employment by registering online for business taxes. A Self-Assessment Online account will automatically be set up at the same time. This allows you to send your Self-Assessment tax returns online. You will receive an Activation Code. You need to activate the service within 28 days. If you don’t, you will have to ask for a new Activation Code.
You can register online at www.hmrc.gov.uk/online/new.htm
As a self-employed person, you pay a fixed amount of Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NIC). If your profits are above a certain limit, you may also have to pay Class 4 National Insurance contributions.
See Self-employed National Insurance rates for full details.
It is very important that you set up a record keeping system and keep all records and supporting documents. Records for the current tax year must be retained until 31 January 2022.
You must keep records of all money coming into and going out of your business. This includes all cash, cheques and credit card transactions.
Your records should be adequate to allow you to complete an accurate Self Assessment return. You will be expected to keep a full record of:
- All sales made and other business income, as it is earned.
- The cost of all business expenses and purchases as you pay them, no matter how little they cost.
- All purchases of business stock, goods and raw materials.
- Mileage records.
- Capital expenditure; keep a separate record of all purchases and sales of business equipment, machinery and vehicles, together with the receipts.
- Keep a record of the market value of equipment or vehicles introduced into the business that you owned before starting your business.
See Business records if you're self-employed for full details.
There are key dates that you need to be aware of during the financial year. These relate to reporting and payment of any monies due. A list of dates and full explanation can be found here.
You must register for VAT if:
Your taxable turnover exceeds the VAT threshold in any 12 month period, or You expect your taxable turnover to exceed the VAT threshold within the next 30 days, or You take over an existing VAT registered business as a going concern.
You have 30 days from the date you meet any of these criteria to register.
Usually, VAT registration can be completed online and if you apply online, you will be enrolled automatically so that you can submit your VAT return online (there is no longer a paper version).
The current VAT threshold is £82,000; if your turnover is below the registration limit, you can choose whether to apply for voluntary registration. The standard rate of VAT for 2015-16 is 20%.
See the official VAT website for full up to date details.
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Telford Associates Limited
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We are business people as well as accountants and provide bespoke solutions to suit our wide variety of clients. We offer tax planning, business planning and fully outsourced accounting options. We are experts in the implementation of financial systems from manual books to spreadsheet to fully integrated accounting packages. Add to this fixed price fees and monthly payment plans and we cant see why you would want to do business with any one else! 01233 756148
CB Accounting Solutions Ltd
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Delco Accounting Solution Limited
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Kent Payroll Bureaus Ltd
Kent Payroll Bureau offering reliable outsourced payroll services to release you from the record-keeping and administration burden. Call us 0333 320 7032 Outsourced payroll for SMEs in Kent with 1-25 employees. Trade association membership - AAT - Association of Accounting Technicians - ICB - Institute of Certified Bookkeepers - CIPP - Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals Take affordable outsourced payroll services from Kent Payroll Bureau and release yourself from extra administration and record keeping responsibility that is required by HMRC. By doing this you can focus on your core business - youll earn more doing what you do well, than you will pay us to process your payroll! 0333 320 703
Lettings Agents Beckenham
Located on the high street, Martin & Co Beckenham is one of over 175 dedicated lettings offices throughout the UK. Because all of our offices are operated by business owners with an expertise in the local lettings market we have helped thousands of satisfied tenants and landlords nationwide. 020 8663 1761
Marc Three Accountants
We specialise in providing affordable accountancy, tax returns, payroll, bookkeeping, tax saving and tax advice to small businesses. Our customers includes: Sole traders, Partnerships, Limited Companies and Personal Tax Payers. 2035898602
Full service firm of chartered accountants who can help you with income tax, corporation tax, accounts, company compliance, unlimited general advice and a whole lot more for low fixed monthly fees. We specialise in servicing contractors, freelancers, buy-to-let landlords and other owner managed businesses. We will advise on legally minimising all tax liabilities and our principal is accessible outside of normal business hours. Please contact us for a free initial, no obligation consultation. See our website at www.pdsaccountancy.co.uk, call us on 01689 797120 or 0845 538859 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 01689 797120
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