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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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For the first time, large businesses could be fined for failing to pay smaller suppliers on time under new government proposals.

A new survey has found that company valuation is seen as a pressing issue for two-thirds of UK business owners.

Business uncertainty, red tape and the tax burden are all key issues that are holding back UK small firms with ambitions to grow.

More disabled people than ever are choosing to work for themselves, but they are being let down by poor support from government.

Almost one third of the UK's self-employed workers have no protection against the risks associated with running a business, according to a new report.

It has become increasingly common for professionals to have a business on the side in order to supplement their income, according to a new study.

The SME Health Check Index score fell by 6.6 to 48.5 in the first quarter of 2019.

UK commuters are spending more time getting to work and the average cost of commuting over a lifetime has reached £135,000.

A new study has found that attitudes to work are shifting as millennials increasingly focus on their work/life balance.

A new poll has found that 51% of UK small business owners need help managing their finances.

UK companies are sounding the alarm as demand for workers with digital skills is set to rise in the next three years.

The latest research by IPSE reveals that UK freelancers saw a drop of over £4,000 in their average earnings in the first quarter of 2019.