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Getting a car loan with a bad credit score

Date: 13 November 2019

By: Car Finance Giant

Getting a mortgage with a poor credit history

Date: 6 November 2019

By: Adam Hinder, Simply Adverse

A guide to the UK for US expats - taxes, culture and travel

Date: 30 October 2019

By: Expat Tax Professionals

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A guide to the UK for US expats - taxes, culture and travel

Most Americans find the UK is a wonderful place to live, work or retire to. However, it pays to be prepared for any sticky issues you may encounter.

Date: 30 October 2019 By: Expat Tax Professionals

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Five business expenses you didn’t know you could claim

Millions of self-employed people miss out on tax savings by failing to claim the expenses they're entitled to. Don't be one of them - start here.

Date: 28 October 2019 By: Coconut

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How to help accountancy clients with the paper tax return

If you're struggling to support clients who would prefer to file their Self Assessment offline, Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax has some helpful tips.

Date: 24 October 2019 By: Mike Parkes, GoSimpleTax

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Making Tax Digital - do you need VAT bridging software?

To make things easier, HMRC is allowing you to file MTD VAT returns using bridging software if your system isn’t compliant yet. Find out more.

Date: 27 September 2019 By: Mike Parkes, GoSimpleTax

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Are you declaring all your earnings to HMRC?

If you earn on top of your regular income - for example, from property or savings - you're obliged to tell HMRC and pay any tax that may be owed.

Date: 16 September 2019 By: Mike Parkes, GoSimpleTax

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An accountant’s role in digitising VAT and tax affairs

Now the picture has cleared on Making Tax Digital roles and responsibilities, Mike Parkes of GoSimpleVAT explains the role of accountants in MTD.

Date: 13 August 2019 By: Mike Parkes

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Are you running late for the digital VAT return deadline

If you haven't signed up with HMRC to file digital VAT returns and your turnover is over £85,000, you are about to miss an important VAT deadline.

Date: 30 July 2019 By: Mike Parkes

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Scotland Vs England And Wales: What are the tax differences?

Devolution is pushing Scotland towards self-governance and Wales may follow suit. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax looks at tax differences across the UK.

Date: 8 July 2019 By: Mike Parkes

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Self-assessment - do I need to make a second payment on account?

Most self-assessment tax payers are aware of the January filing and payment deadline - but do you need to make a summer payment too? How to check.

Date: 18 June 2019 By: Mike Parkes

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2019 tax changes you may not have heard about

Although Making Tax Digital for VAT has been grabbing all the headlines, these lesser-known tax changes could also affect your and your business.

Date: 10 June 2019 By: Mike Parkes

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Do I need to complete a self assessment tax return?

If you are self-employed or have a source of untaxed income, you need to complete a self assessment. GoSimpleTax’s Mike Parkes provides clarity.

Date: 16 May 2019 By: GoSimpleTax

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Sole traders: make 2019/20 your most tax-efficient year yet

A new tax year is officially underway - and with it comes the opportunity for you to look at smart ways to reduce your tax liabilities.

Date: 16 May 2019 By: GoSimpleTax

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Non-UK residents - new CGT rules you need to know

Rules introduced this April aim to make the UK capital gains system fairer by removing tax breaks for non-residents. How the changes could affect you.

Date: 30 April 2019 By: Whitefish Marketing

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Jump to it - tax and pay rates and rules have changed again

The start of a new tax year always brings changes to tax and pay rates. We cover the main headlines.

Date: 8 April 2019 By: Fiona Prior

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Making Tax Digital For VAT: Everything You Need To Know

Making Tax Digital for VAT applies from April 2019 to some businesses. Learn how to register and comply with MTD and how bridging software can help.

Date: 27 March 2019 By: Mike Parkes

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Ten ways to lower your 2019 tax bill

There are lots of ways to save money on your tax bill. Some measures are simple, others are more complicated, and some need a bit of expert advice.

Date: 21 March 2019 By: Paul Gordon

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Five things you need to know about Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital will transform the way SMEs communicate with HMRC; these five facts explain what MTD means for UK businesses.

Date: 4 March 2019 By: Tom McCallum

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