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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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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled a 100% government-backed loan scheme aimed at the UK's smallest firms.

A leading online platform for freelancers has seen a four-fold rise in sign-ups as well as increased demand for specific skills including business planning and marketing.

A new study has assessed how UK employees are coping with working life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has written to MPs calling for action to support directors of small firms who have been left out of current coronavirus support measures.

More than 140,000 companies have applied to the government's job furlough scheme on its first day of operation.

A raft of new surveys has found that alarming numbers of small businesses say they don't expect to survive the coronavirus crisis.

As businesses struggle to access the finance they need, the British Business Bank has approved four new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme.

The Coronavirus Government Support Eligibility Checker helps businesses to find out which schemes they are eligible for.

The Coronavirus Government Support Eligibility Checker helps businesses to find out which schemes they are eligible for.

Small businesses that occupy serviced office spaces have missed out on £100m of grants based on business rates - worth £10,000 per business.

In spite of a raft of support measures put in place by the UK government, many employers expect to make permanent redundancies because of the coronavirus crisis.

The UK freelance marketplace PeoplePerHour is making £10 million available for small businesses to spend on hiring freelancers via its platform.