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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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Three new surveys of British workers have focused on the different ways that work can affect employee happiness - from age discrimination to poor leadership.

Two-fifths of SMEs believe the UK legal system only works for big businesses and those that can afford it, according to the results of a new study.

The latest Quarterly Recruitment Outlook from the British Chambers of Commerce has found that recruitment intentions strengthened in the second quarter of 2019.

Only one in four female small business owners will be having a two-week holiday this summer according to the results of a new survey.

Workplace pensions, the national living wage, national insurance contributions and the apprenticeship levy are creating a cost burden that is difficult for many small firms to cope with, according to new research.

Millions of flexible workers in sectors such as retail and hospitality will benefit from new rights under proposed government reforms.

A survey of UK employees has investigated when different workers feel most productive and have their best ideas.

Businesses with an annual turnover above £85,000 are being urged by HM Revenue and Customs to sign up to Making Tax Digital before the 7 August VAT filing date.

If passed, the draft Finance Bill will cement changes to the off-payroll working rules but business groups have warned that their effects could be devastating.

Over half of UK businesses with staff from outside the UK would be negatively impacted by government proposals for the UK's future immigration system, according to new research.

A new survey of freelancers and contractors has found that two key issues - Brexit and IR35 tax reforms - are prompting many self-employed workers to rethink their futures.

Three in ten SME employees will work at least once a day during their summer holiday, according to new research.