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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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The UK's leading freelancer body IPSE has warned that the new points-based immigration system will not meet the needs of self-employed workers.

The government has launched a new business campaign designed to help businesses in England to find the right support.

The employment organisation Acas has issued new guidance for employers and employees that have been affected by the coronavirus.

Workplace mental health experts have warned that many UK companies are not doing enough to protect employees from work-related stress.

New data shows that many foreign businesses that bought goods and services from UK companies in 2019 paid their invoices late.

The UK government has created several tools to help British nationals and businesses get ready for new rules in 2021 once the transition period is over.

One in five Brits wants to set up their own business in the next five years but worries about everything from age to money are holding them back.

A new survey has found that two-thirds of start-up founders attribute personal health issues to their hectic working lives.

The UK economy saw zero growth in the fourth quarter of 2019; now business groups are calling for a spring Budget that supports the UK's small firms.

As National Apprenticeship Week gets underway, the Federation of Small Businesses is calling on the government to secure the long-term future of apprenticeships.

Countingup, the small business banking and accounting app, has launched a tax estimate tool for calculating income tax, national insurance and corporation tax.

Almost three-quarters of UK firms looking to recruit have struggled to find the right talent, a new survey of employers has found.