Working from home tax deductions

How to tax-deduct working from home

 

Whether you’re self-employed or employed – a growing number of professionals are working from home and many even set-up a dedicated space to perform their job duties. To reduce the tax burden, the costs for working from home can be tax-deducted. However, certain conditions need...

 

Creating a web store: the cornerstone of seed money

Seed money for your online shop

 

When planning the finer details of your online shop, rushing through your financial plan can lead to chaos. It’s important to be aware of how much money you need to spend, and only an extensive finance plan can provide the necessary security for the development of your web store....

 

SMART goals

How to achieve more by setting SMART goals

 

Have you heard of SMART goals, but you’ve never used an organised and effective method for setting objectives? We’ll explain the advantages of SMART goals, how to use the technique for your personal and business goals and what to watch out for with this method. Because, like all...

 

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)?

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) explained

 

Neuro-linguistic programming, NLP for short, is a collection of tools and models designed to facilitate and strengthen communication in various areas of life and work. The goal is to better understand oneself and others, and to make positive changes. We will tell you exactly what...

 

Cost of sales method

The cost of sales procedure in the context of profits and losses.

 

The profit and loss account (P&L) is also called an income statement. All general ledger accounts are summed up with expenses subtracted from the income to leave a profit or loss amount for the period, which is usually one financial year. Daily operating expenses are summarised...

 

Register as a sole trader

How to register as a sole trader

 

It’s easy to become self-employed in the UK. All you need to get started is a business idea and a bit of courage. The one-person business does require registration with the HMRC and there are a few other requirements you will need to fulfil. It’s important to understand the risks...

 

Double-entry accounting, explained simply and briefly

Double-entry accounting simply explained

 

Double-entry accounting or double-entry bookkeeping is an essential part of the accounting system. Lots of entrepreneurs have a hard time with bookkeeping, when in fact it should be a boon and provide a detailed overview of your finances. Double-entry accounting isn’t an...

 

Invoice software for Macs – comparing the best

Getting to grips with the challenges of accounting is now much easier than it was a few years ago thanks to new programs. Many developers offer tailor-made software that automate invoice management. There are many good Mac invoicing software for iOS, and there are several options to suit different needs.

Accountant costs: external help for bookkeeping

If you run a business, you need to keep books well – this is tedious, time-consuming and requires a great deal of know-how. For these reasons, many businesses, both big and small, choose to get help from an accountant or tax advisor. Before you take this step, however, you should consider how much an accountant costs, as well as which aspects you might want help with to better predict how much an...

Unsolicited application: Commitment leads to success

An unsolicited application has to be done well, because it doesn’t relate to a specific job opening. That’s why it’s important that your application is impeccable and tailored to the company you’re writing to. This will increase your chances of getting an interview, where you can convince your potential employer of your application and how well you’re suited to the company.

Cold progression

Your income has increased and yet you still have less income after taxes? What happens to your income? This is due to so-called “cold progression.” Every year, the state earns several billion dollars this way. How can this happen? We explain cold progression using an example and go through the calculation step by step.

Payroll accounting: What are its uses?

Employees receive remuneration for their work, usually at the end of the month. It is up to the payroll accounting department to make sure that each employee gets their earned wages. However, calculating salaries is only one section in payroll accounting, which also covers other aspects like registering employees with the HMRC for income tax and National Insurance contributions.

Time tracking – what should you know?

The laws governing employee time tracking are set out under the UK Working Time Regulations. But things like overtime and meal breaks are managed differently from company to company. However, every employer in the UK is obliged to keep records for their employees, including the hours worked each day and the total hours worked per week. What kind of data must be collected and what role does data...

Creating a Work Breakdown Structure: How to use one of the most important planning tools

The work breakdown structure is one of project management’s most important planning tools. Beginners in the field shy away early from creating it – at the same time, with the right approach, it is easier than people think. We’ll introduce various methods for creating a work breakdown structure, and give tips on content structure along with an example that you can use as a template.

Setting up a limited company

Do you want to put a business idea into practice and set up a limited company? You may already have basic knowledge of Ltds, but do you know the process of starting one, how much it costs, and how long it will take? We list the steps to take and provide a checklist so you can keep on track.

Sales follow-up e-mail: Templates, examples, and tips

How frustrating! You’ve come across a promising contact, you write to them... and receive no feedback. But that’s not a reason to give up: Send regular sales follow-up e-mails to increase the likelihood of receiving a response. Writing messages such as these involves a lot of work. As a result, we’ve built various sales follow-up e-mail templates for you.


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