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Business Guides

How to value a business – common methods

If you want to sell your company at some time in the future, how do you know what it is worth? Even if you don’t use ‘traditional valuation methods’ when conducting a sale, it is vital to be able to demonstrate to a would-be buyer that you have an accurate and robust knowledge of all

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Tax & Accounting

What does a limited company accountant do?

Whether you have recently set up a limited company or you have been managing your finances independently until now, hiring an accountant may be the best thing you do during the early days of running your business.

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Tax & Accounting

Limited company owners – how do HMRC tax codes work?

You are assigned a tax code by HMRC so the correct amount of tax can be deducted from your earnings by your employer. Tax codes are typically issued between January and March each year, but at other times as well if there’s a change in your circumstances.

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Expenses

Claiming back pre-formation costs from your limited company

As anyone who has started their own business knows, it can be a costly exercise with a range of expenses to absorb before you’re officially up and running. The bills can quickly add up and typically, these have to be paid from your personal funds. The question is: can you claim any of these expenses

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Tax & Accounting

How to choose a limited company accountant

A good accountant can not only save your company money, but will also provide reassurance that your financial affairs are being looked after, tax deadlines are being met, and potential problems are spotted in advance. So, if you’re starting up a new business, what should you look out for when choosing a limited company accountant?

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Business Guides

20 questions to ask before you set up a new business

Running your own small company can be the most rewarding experience for many – but there are risks involved, and many small businesses fail within the first few years. Good preparation is essential to give you the best chance of building a long-lasting and thriving business.

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Tax & Accounting

How are limited company dividends taxed?

Limited companies may decide to distribute their retained profits to shareholders. It is a popular method of drawing down funds by directors. Here, we look at how dividends are taxed, and how to ensure that you declare dividends correctly.

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Insurance

Private Medical Insurance for limited company owners

As the owner of a small company, you may be considering buying private medical insurance (PMI) for yourself or offering it to your employees as part of a remuneration package. But what, exactly, does health insurance cover, and should you pay for it yourself or via your limited company?

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Tax & Accounting

What is Inheritance Tax, and how is it applied?

As the well-known saying puts it, the only two certainties in life are death and taxes, which is definitely where inheritance tax (IHT) comes in. But what exactly is IHT, and is there anything you can do to mitigate the effects of this on an estate?

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