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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.

National Insurance Contributions (NICs) are payable whether you are self-employed or employed by your own company, although different rates apply.

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If you are a sole trader or in a partnership, you are liable for flat rate Class 2 and profit-related Class 4 National Insurance (NI) contributions.
Minimising employees' Class 1 NI contributions directly benefits the employee and the employer, by making it easier to recruit and retain employees.
Employers pay employers' National Insurance contributions on employees' earnings. They must also collect employees’ Class 1 NI contributions.
Employers pay employer National Insurance contributions (NICs) for each employee, and also collect their employees’ contributions. Our guide to NICs.
The Employment Allowance reduces the amount of employer’s Class 1 NICs payable. Find out how it works, who qualifies and how to claim.
Use this HMRC tool to find out how to claim a National Insurance rebate.
Sole traders must register with HM Revenue and Customs when they start trading. Use this Tool to register your new business with HMRC.
Paying National Insurance contributions entitles you to certain state benefits such as a state pension. Check if you have enough years to qualify.
You should receive a National Insurance number when you reach 16. If you have lost or did not receive yours find out how you can track it down.
Office gifts and parties are subject to tax. As a small business owner, how can you navigate the holidays while staying on the 'nice' list at HMRC?
Some of you may be operating your own limited company. It might be just you, maybe you and your partner/spouse or you and your employees.
Guidance on how you choose between paying yourself a salary or dividends from your limited company