They can offer advice and help you comply with accounting and tax requirements.
If you are self employed or run a small enterprise in Kettering, it makes sense to use Accountants or Bookkeepers also based in Kettering. Local accountancy firms that are prepared to help small business and new business start ups in the area are listed below.
DNG Dove Naish
DNG Dove Naish Chartered Accountants and business advisers. We are here to help - to understand your needs, to listen to your concerns and then to provide services which fit your particular circumstances. Weve been advising businesses and individuals on their financial affairs for the last 50 years so were good at what we do and we know what were talking about.
DNG Dove Naish
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If you run your own business in Kettering and would like to learn more about accounts, bookkeeping, National Insurance, or VAT, we have compiled a library of useful resources and frequently asked questions which we hope that you will find both interesting and useful.
One of the first decisions you will need to make is which legal structure is likely to suit your new business and this will affect your accountancy obligations.
You can read a detailed article about your various options at: Sole Trader or Limited Company?
The information below primarilly relates to self-employment but if you decide to trade as a limited company, you can read more here: Running a Limited Company.
You should tell HMRC as soon as you start self-employment, otherwise you may face a penalty. You are considered to have started self-employment when you have something to sell and either have a customer for your goods or services, or you are actively marketing your business.
You can let HMRC know about your self-employment by registering online for business taxes. A Self-Assessment Online account will automatically be set up at the same time. This allows you to send your Self-Assessment tax returns online. You will receive an Activation Code. You need to activate the service within 28 days. If you don’t, you will have to ask for a new Activation Code.
You can register online atwww.hmrc.gov.uk/online/new.htm
As a self-employed person, you pay a fixed amount of Class 2 National Insurance contributions (NIC). If your profits are above a certain limit, you may also have to pay Class 4 National Insurance contributions.
See Self-employed National Insurance rates for full details.
It is very important that you set up a record keeping system and keep all records and supporting documents. Records for the current tax year must be retained until 31 January 2022.
You must keep records of all money coming into and going out of your business. This includes all cash, cheques and credit card transactions.
Your records should be adequate to allow you to complete an accurate Self Assessment return. You will be expected to keep a full record of:
- All sales made and other business income, as it is earned.
- The cost of all business expenses and purchases as you pay them, no matter how little they cost.
- All purchases of business stock, goods and raw materials.
- Mileage records.
- Capital expenditure; keep a separate record of all purchases and sales of business equipment, machinery and vehicles, together with the receipts.
- Keep a record of the market value of equipment or vehicles introduced into the business that you owned before starting your business.
See Business records if you're self-employed for full details.
There are key dates that you need to be aware of during the financial year. These relate to reporting and payment of any monies due. A list of dates and full explanation can be found here.
You must register for VAT if:
Your taxable turnover exceeds the VAT threshold in any 12 month period, or You expect your taxable turnover to exceed the VAT threshold within the next 30 days, or You take over an existing VAT registered business as a going concern.
You have 30 days from the date you meet any of these criteria to register.
Usually, VAT registration can be completed online and if you apply online, you will be enrolled automatically so that you can submit your VAT return online (there is no longer a paper version).
The current VAT threshold is £82,000; if your turnover is below the registration limit, you can choose whether to apply for voluntary registration. The standard rate of VAT for 2015-16 is 20%.
See the official VAT website for full up to date details.
Tax Help Factsheets
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Accounting and Bookkeeping Accounts and Bookkeeping Statutory Accounts Personal and Corporate Tax Returns and tax planning VAT and payroll services 01604 781115
Are You An Accountant
Seahorse (UK) Limited offers a range of services to accountants and bookkeepers. Whether you are thinking of starting your own practice, have recently started, or are in practice and are looking for a new direction. We aim to give you the support you would expect from a franchise but without the tie in, so you can be free to run your practice the way you want to. 01268 417631
CFW Chartered Accountants
CFW are a friendly firm of Chartered Accountants serving clients in Northamptonshire and beyond, including Corby and Kettering. We are pro-active advisers with services tailored to your specific business needs. Our Partners and staff are very experienced in new business start ups and are always available to guide and advise you in achieving your goals. 01536 713555
Starting a New Zealand company is simple. Weve helped thousands of small business owners, lawyers, and accountants set up legal structures for over ten years. Apply online, sign electronically using your mouse, and receive all the documentation you need to legally operate your company.
DNG Dove Naish
DNG Dove Naish Chartered Accountants and business advisers. We are here to help - to understand your needs, to listen to your concerns and then to provide services which fit your particular circumstances. Weve been advising businesses and individuals on their financial affairs for the last 50 years so were good at what we do and we know what were talking about. 1604657200
We take a special interest in start ups whether you are a one person operation with no aims to grow or an entrepreneur starting out that wants help to make their business grow! So whether you need help with all the formalities of keeping books and the tax system or more pro-active business advice to help ensure your success, wed like to help. Investing in the right advice when you start up will help ensure you are one of the successes and we have very attractive fee packages for start ups to ensure you can get all the help you need. If youd like any or all of the following please talk to us... Fixed competitive fees; Unlimited phone support; Unlimited free meetings; A free tax review; Work on time, every time; All work 100% guaranteed; To make more profit; To pay less tax; Someone to sort all your paperwork; An accountant who speaks plain English. 1933628272
Free Break-even calculator
Making sure that you charge the right price is essential if you want your business to be profitable. This online calculator will help you determine how much you need to sell to break-even. It also allows you to change the figures to see how the bottom line is affected.
Free Charge Out Rate Calculator
This calculator will help you to work out how much you should charge for someones time. It takes into account how much profit you want to make from them, a contribution to overheads and also unproductive time such as meetings and paperwork. You might be surprised how quickly it adds up.
McAlistair is a specialist accounting service, offering professional bookkeeping services throughout the UK. No Hassle, No Stress, Just Accounting! We offer clients a cost efficient and reliable solutions to PAYE, payroll, self-assessment, VAT, tax returns, year-end accounts and CIS returns requirements through our powerful computerised accountancy system. Our staff are fully trained operatives. We specialise in assisting small to medium sized businesses, including limited companies and sole traders, with all bookkeeping and accounting needs 8442726415
Moore Stephens provide a wide range of accountancy, tax and advisory services including financial solutions to businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals across the region. Our start up services include examination of business structure, accounting records and tax registrations. 01536 461900
Phipps Henson McAllister
We are a firm of Chartered Accountants based in Northampton and Banbury offering accounts, taxation, business advisory and support services to a wide range of businesses and individuals across Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and surrounding areas. Most people starting up in business do so because they have a good business proposition and the enterprise and commitment to see it through. However, they may not be experts in the legal and financial aspects of running a business and such matters often appear daunting. Fortunately you do not need to be an expert in these fields to succeed in business but you do need the support of a team of trained experts. We can help. Just bring us your business ideas and we will help you to make them a reality! 01604 718866
The Accounting Company Northants Ltd
The Accounting Company Northants is a professional bookkeeping and financial management company that specialises in helping small and medium sized businesses in Northamptonshire and the surrounding area to succeed. We offer financial management at affordable rates giving businesses of all sizes access to levels of expertise that they would not previously have been able to afford. We believe in delivering a proactive service which ensures up to date financial information without the jargon so that you can understand how your business is performing. We Account for all your Business needs 0800 619 0324
Our Only Agenda is Your Agenda! When you work with us you will see we are more than the traditional audit and tax. We design our services around you, to help your business grow and protect your profits. We are dedicated to offering unrivaled personal services with industry knowledge to our clients. With our unique service you will get all the expertise you would expect from the larger accountants plus a commercial focus that you would receive from business advisers. Everything we do is with you in mind and delivered with a personable and professional service. 01604 642 727