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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.


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.

Companies House users to switch to new service

9 November 2023

Following a Companies House announcement, users of Companies House Direct (CHD) and WebCHeck services are switching to the new 'Find and Update' service

Limited companies, LLPs and their advisers are moving to the Companies House 'Find and Update' service ahead of the closure of Companies House Direct (CHD) and WebCHeck services on 30 November 2023.

Both Companies House services are being replaced by the free 'Find and update' service. The new service offers:

  • Advanced company searches
  • Dissolved companies searches
  • Company snapshot reports
  • An alphabetical name search
  • An ordering facility for certificates of incorporation and change of name, certified documents and missing images

Written by the Donut news team.

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