How to choose the right accountant for your business
Choosing an accountant for your business should not be seen as a walk in the park, you should view them how you would when interviewing candidates for a job role.read more
Business Accountants. Can your business afford not to have one?
Whether you are just starting out, looking to grow, or you’ve got the contractor business model down to a tee, a business accountant is not something that should be put off. Business accountants like us help keep your finances in check and avoid financial difficulty through expert planning. This is why we think you can’t afford to be without a business accountant. Let us explain…read more
Looking for a small business accountant in Basingstoke? You’ve come to the right place.
HL&W are based in Basingstoke just like you, and it’s our mission to look after small businesses in Basingstoke. Why? Well, we’re one too.read more
What is IR35 and What Does it Mean for Your Tax?
The world of tax and small business accountants is full of acronyms and jargon, and IR35 is one of the more relevant in HMRC’s armoury of confusing terms.read more
The Optimum Salary and Dividends for Small Businesses in 2018/19
Changes to how dividends are taxed in two of the last three years mean the tax picture for small-business directors is becoming increasingly complex. Being truly tax efficient with salaries also means considering annual National Insurance Contribution (NIC) thresholds. Quite quickly it can become overwhelming and we see many businesses who become lost in the fog of what is and what isn’t efficient. No need to panic though, clearing the fog isn’t as complex as it appears, and small businesses have more than one approach to take to achieve tax efficiency.
It is worth noting before we go any further that if your work is covered by IR35 most of the below won’t be applicable. If this is you, get in touch to see how we can help.
What the Autumn Budget 2018 Means for Small Businesses
The Autumn Budget is always a big talking point for those of us who work within the financial services industry, especially when you work with small businesses. Some have touted Philip Hammond’s budget as ‘the end of austerity’ and he himself called it the budget for “strivers, the grafters and the carers”. Whilst there was plenty in there about Brexit, the NHS and funding for councils to tackle Britain’s pothole-ridden roads, what we’ll be looking at in more detail here is what the budget means for those who work with, for, or own a small business. We are small-business accountants after all.read more
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