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Date: 3 April 2020

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A self-employed taxi driver stands by his car at a taxi rank, waiting for a passenger.
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A guide to self assessment for taxi drivers

Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax provides a step-by-step guide to filing the self assessment tax return for self-employed taxi and Uber drivers.

Date: 20 February 2020 By:

An overseas national manages his UK business bank account online and through a mobile app.
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UK business bank accounts - your options as a non-resident

If you’re doing business in the UK but not a resident, it might still make sense to get a UK bank account to simplify your financial life. Here’s how.

Date: 21 January 2020 By:

A UK self assessment tax return form for the financial year 2018-19.
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Self assessment tax return tips: filling in the form fast

If you haven’t submitted a self assessment before, it can be a tricky experience - and you’ll need to allow more time than you think. Three pro tips.

Date: 6 January 2020 By:

A cheerful entrepreneur relaxes after completing her self assessment tax return with time to spare.
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Five tips for avoiding self assessment panic

Are you one of those who leaves their online tax return till the very last possible moment? Save yourself the stress this year with these simple tips.

Date: 6 January 2020 By:

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Three tips for handling the paper tax return deadline

With 31 October fast approaching, Mike Parkes from GoSimpleTax explains how to prepare your paper Self Assessment return and file with confidence.

Date: 24 October 2019 By:

An interior designer is working with architect's drawings, material and colour samples representing self-employment concept
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Do I need to register as a self-employed sole trader?

Do you know your employment status and what do you need to do if you have earnings from self-employment? Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax talks us through.

Date: 18 September 2019 By:

A bar manager is looking bored at work as his workplace is quiet
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Self-employed? How to make the most of the quiet months

Just because work goes quiet over the summer months, there's still plenty of jobs to do. Mike Parkes of GoSimpleTax shares some admin you can tackle.

Date: 13 August 2019 By:

Can my start-up benefit from R&D tax relief?
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Can my start-up benefit from R&D tax relief?

If your business is developing new and innovative tech, you could be eligible for substantial UK tax breaks. Here's how to find out if you qualify.

Date: 22 August 2018 By:

VAT made simple for trade businesses
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VAT made simple for trade businesses

Understanding VAT can be a challenge for small businesses - and the rules are particularly complex for trades. Benjamin Dyer looks at the issues.

Date: 13 June 2018 By:

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Are you ready for auto-enrolment?

Although it is a topic that is now on most small business owners' radar, it seems that some businesses are still unprepared for the change.

Date: 25 February 2016 By: