Every business has to submit a tax return to declare profits and income to HMRC and declare any due tax. Failure to submit returns on time could result in interest and penalties. At Sandwell Accountancy Services, we ensure everything is done quickly and effectively to meet all deadlines and ensure your annual tax returns are lodged on time. We are based in the Black Country and service businesses and individuals across the West Midlands. We also offer:
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By appointing Sandwell Accountancy Services as your accountants, we will take care of your Self-Assessment Tax Return by ensuring that all opportunities to minimise tax liability are considered prior to calculating tax due. We will notify you of any amounts payable, file your annual tax returns and deal with any HMRC queries in your behalf.Other Services
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What is Annual Tax Return?
Running your own business can be challenging, but rewarding. An estimated 4.3 million people in the UK are self-employed in some form or another. When you are employed by a company, your tax obligations are done for you. When you are self-employed, the burden falls on you in the form of annual tax returns. The tax return is to be filed every year by you and submitted by a certain deadline. The tax returns are essentially your revenue, minus your expenses and costs. If your personal income is above £12,570 after those deductions, then you have to pay tax. If you are a director of a company, then there are different criteria, including dividends.
When does your annual revenue tax return need to be submitted by?
You are required to submit personal self-employed tax returns by January 31st if they are done electronically. This is different for company filings, as they are required within 9 months of your company’s end of year. There are certain rules and regulations to how and when you file your tax returns, which is why most small to medium business’s opt to use a business tax accountant. A business tax accountant knows all the legal procedures to make sure you remain compliant and pay less in tax.
What Business Types are there for submitting to HMRC for my annual tax return?
Self-assessment tax return
One of the Business Types refers to you trading as yourself, known as a sole trader, which would need you to file a self-assessment each year. The self-assessment is also used for people who earn above the £1,000 trading allowance, which is additional income outside your employment. The self-assessment relies on you submitting accurate figures and you could be subject to an audit in future to make sure the filings were correct. A personal tax accountant is the best way to keep your books compliant and remove any irregularities.
PAYE & Business tax return
Limited companies are required to set up a PAYE account with HMRC, if they have employees. PAYE stands for Pay as you Earn and is the most common form of paying taxes in the UK. Employers are responsible for their employee’s tax calculations. On top of this, there is also corporation tax which is currently 19% of the company’s profits. This is after salaries and deductions. You really want to make sure you aren’t paying more than you need to, your business tax accountant will look at all the ways to bring down your tax obligations, legally.
Why do you need an accountant for your annual tax return?
Lower tax burden
The aim of being self-employed is to keep more of your profits. Adjusted annual income on a tax return from a tax accountant will offset any deductions possible against your profits, lowering the amount of profit you made in a tax year, lowering your tax burden.
Tax Accountants are an expense
Using an accountant is also classed as a business expense, most, if not all the costs from hiring an external accounting company can be used against profits. A good tax accountant will look to save you more money in deductions than the cost of the accountancy services.
Why choose SAS Accounts as your tax return accountant?
Are you looking for a tax accountant near you? Based in Sandwell, we are in the heart of the West Midlands. Taking our family run mentality and applying it to all our clients, we treat your business as our own. Call us today on 01384 569 197 to start saving on your taxes!