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Cloud Accounting: What is it all about?

Published on 24 October 2013, by in Blog.

We’re still buzzing from the news that our partner FreeAgent has named us the first Sussex accounting firm to become FreeAgent Friendly! FreeAgent is one of the best cloud accounting tools out there, and we offer this software alongside Xero, which both have unique features to make accounting even easier for you. But what is cloud accounting?

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The First Firm of Accountants to become “FreeAgent Friendly” in Sussex!

Published on 18 October 2013, by in Blog, News.

We are pleased to announce that Cardens is now a FreeAgent Friendly accountant. We have looked at the many cloud accounting software packages for small businesses and chose FreeAgent as one of two solutions which we feel suit our clients best. We would like to thank David Gauld of FreeAgent for joining us for this

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Cardens A-Z Guide of Business Expenses You Can Claim: Z is for…

Published on 9 October 2013, by in Blog, News.

ZOO VISITS Yes that’s right, if your visit to the Zoo is solely for business purposes you could claim tax relief on the cost of your entry fee. For example, if a Game designer went to the Zoo to watch how Monkeys moved so they could replicate this movement in a video game character, this

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We did it!! – Dulux Brighton Color Run 2013

Published on 3 October 2013, by in Blog, News.

A Big Thanks to our team who had a blast at the first Brighton Color Run presented by Dulux last month. Enjoy the before and after photo’s! Same time next year? why not join us.

 
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Cardens A-Z Guide of Business Expenses You Can Claim: X is for…

Published on 30 September 2013, by in Blog, News.

XYLOPHONE If you are a musician or other entertainer, and need specific equipment in order to carry out your work, for example if you are a professional Xylophone player you can claim tax on the cost of your instrument X-MAS STAFF PARTIES Unfortunately when entertaining clients you cannot claim tax relief on this cost. However,

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Cardens A-Z Guide of Business Expenses You Can Claim: W is for…

Published on 27 September 2013, by in Blog, News.

WEBSITES If you build a website for your company you may be able to claim tax relief on the costs as long as you think you will make more money from it than the cost of the website itself. Please visit the HMRC website for further details on this or seek advice from your accountant.

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Cardens A-Z Guide of Business Expenses You Can Claim: T is for…

Published on 26 September 2013, by in Blog, News.

TELEPHONE Telephone and mobile phone costs are another expense that you can claim tax relief for. If your telephone and/or mobile phone are used solely for business purposes then you can claim tax relief on the full line rental and monthly payments. If you work from home and use a home telephone or personal mobile phone

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Cardens A-Z Guide of Business Expenses You Can Claim: S is for…

Published on 26 September 2013, by in Blog, News.

SEMINARS You can claim tax relief on costs for attending a professional seminar. This includes the registration cost as well as any other costs that are directly linked to attending the seminar. For example, travel, accommodation and subsistence. However, if you combine a seminar trip with a personal excursion (as in a holiday) unless you can

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Cardens A-Z Guide of Business Expenses You Can Claim: R is for…

Published on 25 September 2013, by in Blog, News.

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT The process of inventing and solving the associated problems is called research and development (R&D). Companies can more than double the tax deduction given for the costs of R&D. The new ‘stuff’ could be a product, a material or a process which has been changed or improved. For example if you find a

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Cardens A-Z Guide of Business Expenses You Can Claim: P is for…

Published on 25 September 2013, by in Blog, News.

POSTAGE  Costs incurred for postage used wholly for business purposes can be claimed for tax relief. PRINTING You can claim tax relief on printing costs related to business. Good examples are business cards, letterheads and posters. PROFESSIONAL FEES You can claim the full cost for professional fees invoiced to the business (for example, the fee

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Cardens A-Z Guide of Business Expenses You Can Claim: M is for…

Published on 24 September 2013, by in Blog, News.

MEDICAL EXPENSES Unfortunately, you can pretty much never claim tax relief for any medical expenses incurred even if they are for an injury sustained at work. There are however exceptions, HMRC gives an example of an experienced radio performer who has her teeth straightened to allow her to work in TV. It is generally best to

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Cardens A-Z Guide of Business Expenses You Can Claim: L is for…

Published on 24 September 2013, by in Blog, News.

LIGHT & HEAT If you work from home, just like like council tax, and rent, you can also claim tax relief on a percentage of your light and heating bill (e.g. electric, gas and oil). The amount will be based on how much you use your home for business and how much for non-business. However if

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