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The government are updating the penalties for used for VAT and Income Tax Self Assessment with the aim to make it fairer and more consistent.

Moving accountants could seem like a really daunting prospect - however it's easier than you think!

From April 2022, your take home pay will likely reduce because of a new tax called The Health and Social Care Levy. This is being done through an increase in National Insurance Contributions for the next tax year.

A quick blog in response to something we were recently asked - What's the difference between my registered address and my business address?

The 2021 PBATS Year

For the third year now, I’m going to make our last blog of the year a review of our year...

We hate to talk about it so far from the day itself but we also like to be super organised and these things need planning! We don’t want to speak too soon but it’s looking like Christmas Parties could make a return this year - let’s assume for the purposes of this blog that things remain so we can celebrate this year, so the big question we’re covering here is "Is my Christmas Party tax deductible?"

Why does the tax year start on 6th April?

It seems like a random choice, 4th month of the year and 6 days into it, so why is it the start of the tax year? The start of the tax year was, a long while ago, New Years day...

The PBATS Year

When anyone looks back at 2020, it’s going to be impossible to not mention Covid-19. We’ve had, like many businesses, had to adapt to having some staff working from home & different working conditions when we are in the office...

A year since we moved!

I was chatting with my son about how we’d moved the office around and he said to me that it’s a shame we don’t have any before and after photos from when we first got the office, it was at that point I realised we’ve been in our current premises a year already...

Team Update

Over the last few months we’ve had a few changes within the team at PBATS, here’s a quick round up of all the changes...

The Practical Year

We’ve spent the year trying to release a new blog every 4 weeks and it’s fallen on 31st December for our last one, perfect timing for a summary of our year. And what a year it has been...

We’ve moved – again!

I know it’s only been less than 6 months since I wrote a blog saying we’d moved, but we’ve done it again! We knew when we merged that an office move would have to happen...

Big news from PBS!

We’ve got some big changes coming up at PBS starting today! I sent a very excited e-mail a few weeks ago to my existing clients but as today is the official launch date I can now share the news with everyone...

Welcome Susan!

May saw us taking on our first member of staff, Susan...

We’ve moved!

We should have shouted about this more and definitely sooner than we are now but we’ve moved! Originally run from my home, we officially moved into our lovely office in Leigh-on-Sea during April....

Yet another day in London last week, this time accompanied by my husband, to attend training for Advanced Online Certification of QuickBooks...

Wow, what a year!

2018 was the first full year of trading for PBS. Although we formed in November 2017, April 2018 saw it become my sole source of income, having left my part time job...

Going Limited

So it’s the 1st Jan 2019 and not only is it the start of the New Year but it’s also the start of Practical Bookkeeping Services Ltd...

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