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Tax Investigation protection: What is it and why do I need it?

Published on 1 May 2014, by in Blog.

What is Tax Investigation Protection? Tax investigation protection is an annual  policy that will pay our fees to deal with an HMRC tax enquiry in the event that HMRC start an enquiry into your tax affairs. The costs of these enquires can sometimes run into thousands of pounds and this gives you reassurance that our

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Changes in Employers National Insurance contributions

Published on 28 April 2014, by in Blog.

The government have announced that some employers will benefit from an allowance on their employer’s NI contributions from this tax year. If you are eligible you can reduce your employer Class 1 NICs by up to £2,000 each tax year, you can claim the Employment Allowance if you are a business or charity that pays

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HMRC Tax credits for the gaming industry – what you need to know!

Published on 8 April 2014, by in Blog.

After it was first considered about 7 years ago, we finally have tax breaks for the video games industry to rival those that have been available for film production and research and development companies for a few years now. The relief is expected to be worth around £190m in extra investment into the video games

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P11D Forms: An Idiots Guide to P11d’s

Published on 5 March 2014, by in Blog.

Do you receive or pay your staff expenses or benefits in the year to employees earning over £8,500 a year or directors? Then by law you need to complete and submit a P11d form to HMRC for each employee that has received the benefits and a P11d(b) to summarise the class 1A NIC due. KEY

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RTI & PAYE: The changes and Everything you need to know

Published on 26 February 2014, by in Blog.

From the start of the new tax year in April 2013 HMRC introduced changes to the way in which PAYE and payroll information is reported (described as “Real Time Information” or “RTI”). RTI replaces the need to submit the previous end of year payroll summary, the P35. It is important that directors and employers know

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A Gift from Fruitdrop to the Cardens Offices

Published on 24 February 2014, by in Blog.

You know what it’s like after Christmas, you have January blues which leads to February blues and really all you want to do all day is eat cake, chocolates and comfort food. That New Year’s resolution to eat healthier is out the window. Longing for a healthier alternative and with Fruitdrop offering us a box

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Xero Cloud Accounting: Everything you need to know- Everything we can offer

Published on 13 February 2014, by in Blog.

Back to Basics: What is Cloud accounting?   Cloud accounting is in simple, accounting using ‘the cloud’ which is using online space to store data. This data is accessible any time of day using any device that can be connected to the internet. Xero: What is Xero and who is it for?   It’s a

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Let us introduce you to our marathon Runners

Published on 7 February 2014, by in Blog.

Running a marathon seems pretty crazy to most of us but this year at Cardens we have 2 members of staff braving it. The Brighton marathon is a distance of 42.195 km or 26 miles and 385 yards. The marathon takes places every April in Brighton along the south coast. We’ve set up a short

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Receipt Bank: Your questions answered

Published on 18 December 2013, by in Blog.

Receipt bank works with bookkeepers and accountants providing a software tool that enable’s small businesses to gather, store and process their receipts and invoices as easy and as cost effective as possible. Receipt bank is used by accountants and bookkeepers around the world to improve their efficiency and provide excellent service to their clients. There

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New app features are finally here!

Published on 29 November 2013, by in Blog.

Have you been enjoying our app as much as we have? In case your behind- Back in August we launched our first CARDENS ACCOUNTANTS app! It’s completely free to download and it’s available for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Here are some of the key features: Tax calculator Arrange a meeting Tax tables Key dates

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Cloud Accounting: The Benefits of Xero

Published on 27 November 2013, by in Blog.

Xero: What’s it all about? We like to offer you flexibility and ease when it comes to managing your accounts. That’s why we work with two different cloud accounting companies to give you the best options available on the market right now. As Gold Partners, we know our stuff when it comes to Xero, and using it

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Cloud Accounting: The Benefits of FreeAgent

Published on 20 November 2013, by in Blog, News.

As a FreeAgent Friendly Accountant, we offer an unrivalled service for companies and sole traders looking to simplify their accounting process and make it easier to get the most bang for your buck when it comes to investing in a good accounting software. Who is FreeAgent for? FreeAgent is designed for businesses with up to

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