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Sage 50 - how to file your VAT on-line. Video blog.

If you're a Sage 50 user you can file your VAT return direct and avoid the Government gateway. In her video blog, Hannah uses real time screenshots to explain how to set up your Sage 50 accounts so that you can file your VAT on-line. Have you tried...

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4 Jul 11
Hannah Large

Understanding the impact of changes to company pension schemes

According to the Mayan Calendar the world will come to an abrupt end on 21 December 2012! If this prediction is correct, then employers will not have to worry about the changes which will take effect from October 2012 brought in by the recent Pens...

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29 Jun 11
John Davenport, Director, Cassons Financial Planning Limited

Keeping down the cost of fuel.....

The sun is shining (hurrah!) and lots of people will be planning a family day out. Fuel costs are looming highly in many people’s minds so I thought you may like to see this useful advice from our website www.cassons.co.uk. And if it does start ...

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26 Jun 11
Jill Murray

How to account for VAT when invoicing your clients for travel expenses

One question I have been asked by clients a few times recently is how to account for VAT when invoicing their clients for travel expenses, for example when they are reimbursed for travelling to attend a meeting. Specifically, should my client add...

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26 Jun 11
Tony Reynolds

Sage 50 - how to use batch reporting. Video blog.

In this video blog, Hannah explains how to use batch reporting in Sage 50. Using batch reports can save you a lot of time and help ensure that you don't miss any reports! It also means that colleagues can easily run all of the reports in your abse...

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22 Jun 11
Hannah Large

Are you sending important documents to HMRC?

Please be very careful if you are sending important documents to HMRC in relation to tax enquiries. HMRC have announced that it is now starting to scan some of the post it receives from taxpayers and agents during enquiries or ‘compliance checks...

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20 Jun 11
Lee Sharpe

Sage 50 - how to use your favourites. Video blog.

Using the favourites option in Sage 50 accounts can save you a lot of time as it makes it very quick and easy to access the reports, statements and letters you refer to on a regular basis. I certainly use it all the time! Watch my video blog while...

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17 Jun 11
Hannah Large

HMRC’s checks on SME’s books & records underway

Do you keep adequate books and records for your business? In April HMRC announced the start of a pilot programme of Business Records Checks (BRCs) to review both the adequacy and accuracy of business records within the SME sector. It is reported t...

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16 Jun 11
Tony Reynolds

Pension savings remain inadequate

According to the latest annual Scottish Widows UK pension report, half of people are not setting sufficient sums aside for their retirements. They have found that just 51 % of those surveyed are making adequate provision for the time they stop wor...

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14 Jun 11
Steven Greenwood, Director, Cassons Financial Planning Limited

HMRC announces new task force to investigate restaurants in the North West

Restaurants in the North West need to be prepared for possible investigation into tax evasion by HMRC following the announcement of specialist teams targeting that sector. Their first destination will be restaurants in London then Scotland and the...

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13 Jun 11
Lee Sharpe
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