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Effective tax planning is essential if you are to minimise your tax bills. Simple tax planning can significantly reduce your tax liabilities.

The self-assessment tax return is an unavoidable burden if you are liable for self-employed tax or have complicated income tax affairs.

Corporation tax is charged on a company's profits. If you trade as a limited company, ensure that paying this tax is as painless as possible.

National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are payable whether you are self-employed or employed by your own company, although different rates apply.

As well as your legal obligations, you’ll want to ensure that payroll is painless and that you use any opportunities to improve your tax-efficiency.

VAT

Effective VAT planning aims to ensure that VAT is relatively painless, and that you are reclaiming as much as possible of the VAT you pay.

Capital gains are made when you sell something for more money than you paid for it. As a result, you can be subject to tax. Take professional advice.

Business property taxes apply to businesses with commercial premises.There are two commercial property taxes: business rates and stamp duty land tax.

If you have tax problems or face a tax investigation, it pays to seek professional advice and you must act rather than just hoping for the best.

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Professionals in law and accountancy are not doing enough to relieve their own work-related stress, according to new research.

Despite the introduction of the Late Payment Directive, the issue of poor payment practices continues to persist across Europe.

New research has found that 69% of SMEs say they are unable to compete with large employers in recruiting the best candidates.

The value of the social enterprise sector has been "significantly underestimated" according to a new report.

Anyone submitting a self-assessment tax return for the first time will need to register by 5 October and complete their return by 31 January 2019.

An independent contractor has won her case to get holiday pay after IR35 tax rules forced her to work as an employee.

The bank is to lend £12 billion to UK small businesses in the coming year, up by £2 million since 2017.

More needs to be done to make businesses aware of their obligations under Making Tax Digital, according to a leading accountancy body.

Half of UK managers feel their gender or age has diminished colleagues' confidence in them, according to new research.

Two-thirds of UK small businesses that trade with the EU say a no-deal Brexit will have a negative effect on their ability to do business, according to new research.

National Start-up Day takes place at the British Library in London and at 17 city libraries across the UK on Thursday 20 September.

Freelancer body IPSE is urging the Government and the pensions industry to take steps to overcome what it calls "the pensions PR problem" in order to improve the retirement prospects of millions of self-employed people.