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Tax FAQs for authors

Created: 02nd April 2019

Q: What are the most common mistakes on tax returns?

The most common error is to show income after the deduction of agent’s commission and VAT. You should always show your gross income, before deductions, and make a separate claim for commission and VAT costs.

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Top tips for record-keeping on the road

Created: 02nd April 2019

1. If you’re using a car for business purposes, it’s important to keep a log of business miles. If this isn’t possible all the time, it’s a good idea to keep a record for a representative period of three or four typical months to make an overall calculation from.

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Conflicts of interest: a timely reminder

Created: 01st April 2019

Identifying and dealing correctly with a potential conflict of interest within your charity is fundamental to its continuing operation and fundraising ability. It is vital that charity trustees have a clear understanding of the basic definitions of conflicts of interest and why they matter, particularly at a time of declining public trust in charities.

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Forget the end of year tax rush, top tax-saving tips for investors in 2019/20

Created: 01st April 2019

If you can start the new tax year off by saving you will have more flexibility to look around and ask yourself whether certain savings strategies are right for you, instead of just using up an allowance because it will be lost. You will be making a conscious decision to become a proactive investor rather than reacting to an impending deadline.

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A day in the life of Charlotte Grimston

Created: 29th March 2019

Our latest employee blog brought to you by Charlotte Grimston, Audit Senior based in our London office. She gives her story on what it’s like to work at HW Fisher.

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