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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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HMRC's recent win at the High Court against three BBC presenters has only added to the confusion about IR35 rules according to freelancer body IPSE.

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published an evaluation of UK government guidance for businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit on 31 October.

A new survey has revealed that worries about work are having a detrimental impact on employees during their time off.

A new poll by the Institute of Directors has found that UK firms want an end to Brexit uncertainty but don't want the UK to leave with no deal.

Freelancer body IPSE has warned that 3.3 million self-employed people could be left without a pension within the next ten years.

One in 20 UK workers are not getting holiday pay and one in ten don't get a payslip, according to the findings of new research on employment practices.

Nearly two-thirds of the UK workforce want to change their career path but many wrongly believe they are too old to embark on an apprenticeship.

More than one in five UK small business owners are looking to expand into new markets overseas in order to achieve business growth.

Small business confidence has dipped but the labour market remains strong as UK SMEs continue to hire.

New prompt payment rules have been introduced by the government, excluding big businesses with poor payment practices from lucrative public sector contracts.

A new survey has found that over three-quarters of people want to work for firms that have a good reputation.

Business secretary Andrea Leadsom has unveiled a £10 million grant scheme for business organisations and trade associations to help UK businesses get ready for Brexit.