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Date: 30 June 2022


Key considerations for superior business security

Date: 30 June 2022


Comparing enterprise data storage infrastructure

Date: 28 June 2022



How automation can simplify the accounts payable process

Keeping manual accounts payable records can be time-consuming and prone to errors, resulting in inefficacies and delays. Discover how automating your accounts payable can eliminate these problems.

Date: 17 May 2022 By:

A sole trader wonders what his self assessment obligations are

Ditch the jargon – self assessment explained

Self assessment can be tricky enough without complicated terminology and jargon. Cut through all the confusion with our self assessment jargon buster.

Date: 5 May 2022 By:

A man updates his books online

Common bookkeeping mistakes small businesses should avoid

As a small business, the temptation is to do your bookkeeping yourself, but this could be an expensive mistake - especially if you make any of these common bookkeeping mistakes.

Date: 7 April 2022 By:

A small business files a tax return

Six essential tax tips for start ups

Tax is regularly reported as the most onerous part of running a business. Read six tips that can help simplify the tax return and record keeping process for your start up business.

Date: 22 February 2022 By:

A man struggles to complete his tax return on time

Self assessment deadline delay: could you still be charged?

2.3 million people failed to file their tax return on time. GoSimpleTax offer us their advice for those of missed the deadline to minimise any penalties.

Date: 3 February 2022 By:

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Your small business needs payroll software: Here's why..

Payroll software can save small businesses time, reduce errors, and make payroll more secure. Here's why payroll software could be your best investment.

Date: 5 January 2022 By:


Making Tax Digital - guide

Making Tax Digital for VAT is being extended in April 2022. Find out if your business is affected and what you need to do to comply with the rules.

Date: 15 December 2021 By:

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Ten top tips to get your self assessment tax return sorted for Christmas

Get your self assessment tax return complete and delivered to HMRC with these ten top tips so you can put your feet up this Christmas.

Date: 3 December 2021 By:

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How to do your taxes if you're self employed

Completing your own tax returns is a necessary requirement if you're self-employed. This blog will help you to complete your returns confidently, minimising the risk of financial penalties.

Date: 30 September 2021 By:

Submitting a paper tax return before the October deadline

Three tips for handling the paper tax return deadline

With 31 October fast approaching, Mike Parkes from GoSimpleTax explains how to prepare your paper Self Assessment return and file with confidence.

Date: 29 September 2021 By:

A leatherworker makes products to sell online

Making money online: when your hobby becomes taxable income

What are your obligations when your hobby becomes a source of income? Learn how much you can earn before tax is payable and how to pay.

Date: 22 June 2021 By:

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Tax implications when starting a business

When you start a business, you become responsible for reporting and paying your own tax and National Insurance via Self Assessment.

Date: 7 May 2021 By:

A man completed his self assessment tax return

Self assessment tax return tips: filling in the form fast

If you haven’t submitted a self assessment before, it can be a tricky experience - and you’ll need to allow more time than you think. Three pro tips.

Date: 19 January 2021 By:

A business owner at work with employees working in the background

Employment Allowance for start up businesses explained

The Employment Allowance enables small businesses to reduce their Class 1 NICs. Discover what the Employment Allowance is and whether your business qualifies.

Date: 20 October 2020 By:

A self-employed taxi driver stands by his car at a taxi rank, waiting for a passenger.

A guide to self assessment for taxi drivers

Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax provides a step-by-step guide to filing the self assessment tax return for self-employed taxi and Uber drivers.

Date: 20 February 2020 By:

An overseas national manages his UK business bank account online and through a mobile app.

UK business bank accounts - your options as a non-resident

If you’re doing business in the UK but not a resident, it might still make sense to get a UK bank account to simplify your financial life. Here’s how.

Date: 21 January 2020 By:

A cheerful entrepreneur relaxes after completing her self assessment tax return with time to spare.

Five tips for avoiding self assessment panic

Are you one of those who leaves their online tax return till the very last possible moment? Save yourself the stress this year with these simple tips.

Date: 6 January 2020 By:

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