Monthly Archives: February 2015

Allowable Business Expenses

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is what is an allowable business expense and what is not. It can get a bit confusing sometimes as even though a certain expense may be an allowable business expense, it may mean additional tax and NIC charges. HMRC stated many, many years ago that an expense had to be...
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Which software?

Choosing  suitable bookkeeping software for your business can be pretty daunting - there are so many available. A word of advice - keep it simple and run through your choices with your accountant. The software package you choose must not only give you what you need to run your business efficiently: it must also provide the necessary information and...
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Bookkeeping………

I have been asked what else I have found in clients bookkeeping records and here are a few! Part of a sheep fleece. Doctors appointment card. Memory sticks - nothing to do with the bookkeeping! Birthday cards ready for posting. The remains of a fish and chip supper - no ketchup though! Can anybody beat that?   I was brought up to be polite...
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The life of a bookkeeper

The first job this week was to sort out a load of papers in a "cardboard box" full of everything - including my client's Glasses Prescription! Got that sorted and on to software - good start with not too much missing. Next, setting up a new client onto cloud based bookkeeping.  Although I always wondered how it would all work,...
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