Vale & West Chartered Accountants Blog

Understanding Inheritance Tax and the implications for your finances 

Vale & WestDec 7,2023
Blog,Blogs,Business Advice,Finance,Financial Planning,Inheritance,Tax,Tax Blog,Tax News,Tax Planning

Inheritance Tax (IHT) can be a sensitive and uncertain topic when discussing with loved ones, but it is something that cannot and should not be avoided. 


Understanding Capital Gains Tax on property investments

Vale & WestDec 6,2023
Blog,Blogs,Business,Property,SMEs,SMEs / Business,Tax

Investing in property can be a lucrative venture, but it’s essential to understand the implications of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) on these investments to protect your investments from unexpected costs. 


Understanding IAS 32 – A guide for business owners

Vale & WestDec 5,2023
Blog,Blogs,Business,Business Advice,Guide,SME,SMEs

Accounting standards that impact businesses’ financial reporting are prone to the odd reshuffle every now and then, so it is important for business owners to stay informed.


Year-end tax planning strategies for #SmallBusinessSaturday

Vale & WestNov 30,2023
Blogs,Business,Business Advice,Financial Planning,SMEs,SMEs / Business,Tax,Tax Blog,Tax Planning

As we approach the 31 January 2024 tax return deadline, it’s crucial for sole traders, to be well-prepared and aware of your obligations.


How does your locus of control influence entrepreneurial success?

Vale & WestNov 29,2023
Blog,Business,Business Advice,Business Blog,self-employed,SMEs,SMEs / Business

Running a small business involves a lot more than juggling logistics. Knowing how to tackle and overcome challenges is an essential aspect of entrepreneurship.


How SMEs should prepare for and handle tax investigations

Vale & WestNov 28,2023
Blog,Blogs,Business,Business Advice,Finance,SME,SMEs / Business,Tax,Tax News

Between the 2020/21 and 2022/23 tax years, there was a 21 per cent rise in tax investigations into SMEs, highlighting the fact that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has ramped up its interest in this area. 


How to use the new HMRC app for your tax returns

Vale & WestNov 23,2023
Blog,Blogs,Business,Business Blog,Finance,HMRC,Making Tax Digital,MTD,SMEs,Tax

For small businesses navigating the Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) initiative, tax returns can be complex.


Becoming a freelancer – setting up a limited company

Vale & WestNov 22,2023
Blog,Blogs,Business,Business Advice,Business Blog,Business News,Business Start-ups,Finance,self-employed,SMEs,Start ups

When making the decision to become a freelancer, you have two options. You can either set up as a sole trader or start a limited company.


How fintech lending can help SMEs unlock new financing opportunities and boost growth

Vale & WestNov 21,2023
Blog,Blogs,Business,Finance,Financial Planning,SMEs,SMEs / Business

The current economic climate is less than favourable for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).


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