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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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Engineering companies in the UK are potentially missing out on over £10 billion of R&D funding each year, according to new research.

The New Enterprise Allowance, a fund for jobseekers with a business idea, has helped launch nearly 20,000 businesses since 2017.

A new survey has found that one-third of self-employed workers have already been adversely affected by Brexit and 27% say they expect to lose business when IR35 changes are implemented in 2020.

Almost 90% of SMEs are not insured for cyber-crime despite recognising it as the biggest threat to their business, a new study has found. 

With the Budget scheduled for 6 November, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called for "radical business rates reform" in its Budget submission.

New research finds that Leicester, Bristol and Sheffield top the charts as the most successful cities for tradespeople.

Business groups representing freelancers and small firms have welcomed some of the key proposals in the Queen's Speech - including pension dashboards for the self-employed.

A poll of professionals has found that too much pressure at work is leading to high levels of stress for many employees.

New research has found that two in five small business owners are taking legal action against customers that haven't paid them on time.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is asking the government to do more to support struggling small firms by giving them export vouchers.

Government figures show that labour productivity has fallen at the fastest rate for five years in the second quarter of 2019.

Two-thirds of women believe they are contributing to the gender pay gap according to a new report.