Finance Article – October/November 19

Your Questions Answered by TaxAssist Accountants

The reverse charge and the Construction Industry Scheme

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I have heard a mention of a big change that’s happening to VAT registered businesses caught within the construction industry scheme, can you explain what it is please? […]

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Money Matters – October/November 19

Is Early Repayment Right For Your Mortgage?

If you have money left over at the end of each month, or have received an unexpected lump sum, you may be thinking about paying off your mortgage early. You can save large amounts in interest and potentially cut your mortgage term by years but it’s not always the best option. […]

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Citizens Advice Column – October/November 19

The Costs of Renting: Letting Agents And The New Tenancy Fees Act

Whenever you find a property to rent, you have to make some payments before you can move in. However, the new Tenancy Fees Act 2019 means that, if you rent via a Lettings Agency, there are some payments you do not now have to pay. […]

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Citizens Advice Column – October/November 19

Say No To A Counterfeit Christmas: Don’t Mistake A Crime For A Bargain

We all want the best for our children at Xmas, which often means brand names, but many of us can’t afford top dollar for ourselves or our children. The pressure to find a bargain is constant, some of us find it difficult to identify fake goods, and no-one is immune to turning a blind eye to an offer of ‘not so genuine’ goods at Xmas. After all, what harm can it do? […]

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Finance Article – August/September 19

Your Questions Answered by TaxAssist Accountants

How can I keep track of what my customers owe me?

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I want to keep track of what my customers owe me, what should I be doing to enable me to reliably keep track of it all? […]

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Money Matters – August/September 19

Quick and Easy Ways To Save Money On Your Summer Holiday

Summer holidays provide much-needed rest and relaxation in the middle of our often-busy year and may even be considered essential to our health and wellbeing. They do not need to cost the earth, but how can you save money without detracting from the enjoyment of this precious time away? […]

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Citizens Advice Column – August/September 19

Bank Accounts – What Choices Do I Have?

There has been talk in recent months about the concept of a ‘loyalty penalty’; the lack of benefits enjoyed by customers who stick with their service providers compared with those who regularly switch their service providers. But that doesn’t apply to bank accounts does it? Aren’t accounts all the same? The short answer is no. Accounts vary and incentives to switch do exist. Here are some tips about the different types of accounts open to customers and some guidance on how to switch providers. […]

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Citizens Advice Column – August/September 19

Threatened With Homelessness? Help Is Out There

Becoming homeless is a traumatic experience, emotionally and materially. Being ‘vulnerably housed’, that is feeling directly or indirectly threatened with homelessness, is almost as bad, causing anxiety stress and family breakdown. Actual and threatened homelessness is rising across Coventry and Warwickshire as Universal Credit continues to roll out. […]

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Finance Article – June/July 19

Your Questions Answered by TaxAssist Accountants

Contractor: Limited Company or Sole Trader?

Question

As a Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) contractor, on top of the normal issues surrounding whether to be a limited company or a sole trader, are there any CIS specific issues to be aware of? […]

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Citizens Advice Column – June/July 19

Council Tax – Are You Paying Too Much?

Council Tax (CT) is a local tax on domestic property collected by local authorities. The amount of CT you are liable for depends on the ‘banding’ of the property you are living in, and other factors. […]

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