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Why start-up businesses need an accountant

Start-up businesses have a lot on their plate, and dealing with the taxman is just one of the many burdens of a new venture. However, an experienced accountant is a valuable asset who can not only keep your financial affairs on the right track, but also be a valuable confidante. Apart from saving you time, […]

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Top 10 accountancy tips for Christmas

It’s the time of tinsel and turkeys again, so we at AIT thought what better way to wind things down with a few festive accountancy advice tips to ensure your business is in perfect working order for 2017. 1 As many businesses slow down at this time of the year, it’s a great time to […]

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Auto enrolment help much needed in changing times

As many businesses will be aware, workplace pension law has changed somewhat in recent times. The Pensions Act 2008 meant every employer now has to legally help their employees put money aside for retirement by automatically enrolling eligible workers into a workplace pension scheme and also contributing towards it. Very much a hot topic for […]

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Company cars come under scrutiny of tax man

As ever, the government is looking for ways to bring in more tax, with the cash for car schemes now on the radar of HM Revenue & Customs’ (HMRC) following its consultation on the future of salary sacrifice arrangements. This means that the tax collectors have zoned in on the nearly one million company car […]

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What to do if you need extra time to pay your tax bill

Paying the tax bill is never something a business or individual looks forward to and despite expert accountants being there to help clients, it remains a problem. There is help on hand though!  If you need more time to pay your tax bill, then there are options that come from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs […]

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Marriage Tax Allowance needs urgent action

The new tax year is right upon us and that means urgent action is required by those wishing to claim their marriage tax allowance. There are only a few days before 6th April 2016 to get it touch with the tax man or your accountant, with an opportunity to be potentially over £200 better off […]

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Upcoming PSC register needs careful handling

For those as yet unaware, accountants, solicitors, and company secretaries responsible for maintaining statutory registers of companies and LLPs will soon have another job to do with the upcoming PSC register. As from April, these professionals will be called upon to create and maintain this new register of people with significant control. This move will […]