Vale & West Chartered Accountants Blog

What are the benefits of using the HMRC app?

Vale & WestApr 11,2024
Blog,Blogs,Business,Business Advice,Finance,HMRC,MTD,Tax,Tax Blog

The HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) app was launched in 2023 and has quickly become a key tool for many, with over 80 million interactions.


Due a tax rebate? Keep an eye on your account

Vale & WestApr 9,2024
Blog,Blogs,Business,Finance,HMRC,Latest News,SMEs,SMEs / Business,Tax,Tax Blog,Tax News,Tax Planning

In a new initiative designed to reduce paper use and unnecessary confusion, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced a significant change to the way that taxpayers are notified of a repayment.


Plan a little, achieve a lot – Destress with effective tax planning

Vale & WestApr 3,2024
Blog,Blogs,Business,Business Advice,Finance,Financial Planning,SMEs,SMEs / Business,Tax,Tax Blog,Tax News,Tax Planning

April marks both the start of the 2024/25 tax year and Stress Awareness Month – a coincidence not lost on those of you who are turning your attention to tax planning for the coming year.


April Fool’s Day is passed but you could still get scammed

Vale & WestApr 2,2024
Blog,Blogs,Business,Business Blog,Fraud,Scam,Tax

April Fool’s Day, a time of jokes and jests, may have been and gone… 


Is your partnership tax-efficient?

Vale & WestMar 28,2024
Blog,Blogs,Business,Business Advice,Capital Allowances,SMEs,SMEs / Business,Tax,Tax Blog,Tax Planning

Tax efficiency is one of the major deciding factors between different types of companies, particularly for growing businesses which need to minimise costs.


Redundancy changes for new parents

Vale & WestMar 26,2024
Blog,Blogs,Business,Business Advice,Business Blog,Employees,Employment,Latest News,Redundancy

The law surrounding redundancy for new parents is set to change from 6 April.


The seven steps to a successful business plan

Vale & WestMar 21,2024
Blog,Blogs,Business,Business Advice,Financial Planning,SME,SMEs,SMEs / Business,Start ups

Writing a business plan should be one of your first steps when starting your business. If you have a business without a plan, it’s not too late to make one!


Funding for growing businesses – Obtaining and managing private investment

Vale & WestMar 20,2024
Blog,Blogs,Business,Finance,Funding,Government Funding,Investment,SMEs,SMEs / Business

Funding for businesses can come in a range of forms depending on your needs, creditworthiness and projected ability to make repayments. While many business owners choose to take out commercial business loans to meet their funding needs and growth goals, this is not the only option, particularly if you think that repayments with interest could


Have you used your capital allowances this financial year?

Vale & WestMar 19,2024
Blog,Blogs,Business,Business Advice,Finance,HMRC,SMEs,SMEs / Business,Tax

With 5 April fast approaching, the pressure is on to make sure that you’ve used all capital allowances available to you in this tax year to reduce your tax bill.


International Day of Mathematics – Do you need to be good at maths to be an accountant?

Vale & WestMar 14,2024

A very common question you hear is, “Do you need to be good at maths to be an accountant?”


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