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How Can AK Tax Accountants Benefit You?

Low monthly cost
Low fixed monthly cost
Online accounting
Real-time online accounting
Commercial advice
Straightforward commercial advice
Local accountants
Local accountants with the personal touch
Expert advice
Expert advice
Pay less tax
Pay less tax

At AK Tax, we understand the importance of professional, local accounting services for small businesses. We offer expert accounting and advice to companies throughout Ashford and the surrounding areas for a low fixed monthly fee, helping you achieve your business goals while staying on top of your finances.

We always use Xero accounting software to back up our work, with real-time online accounting to give you total control over your cash-flow, payments, and expenses. Your team will benefit from year-round support to ensure that your company accounts and tax returns are always filed on time, with a minimal effort approach that saves you the stress so you can keep focused on running your business.

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Want to find out how we can help you and your business? We offer a free initial consultation to talk about your requirements and potential solutions

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Accountancy Packages Designed For You

Our premium accountancy packages are built to suit a range of Ashford-based businesses, whether you’re just starting up and need a full set of services, or you’re wanting to grow and expand with the support of professional financial advice. If you’re looking for something tailor-made, get in touch to discover more about our bespoke accounting packages.

AK FD

Elite

For larger businesses or those with more complex needs.

Custom Pricing

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AK Advantage

Growth

For growing businesses that need more support.

£229 + VAT

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AK Startup+

Startup+

For businesses just starting out.

£109 + VAT

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Our Accountancy Services

If you’re looking for accounting services in Ashford, you’ve come to the right place. When you work with AK Tax, you can rest assured that all of your essential accounting needs will be completely taken care of, including your company tax returns, personal tax returns, and company accounts, as well as payroll management with workplace pensions, P60s, and company benefits. Not only will our professional team of accountants in Ashford offer you expert advice on the most efficient tax structure for your business, the best ways to pay yourself and your team, and how to take advantage of your tax reliefs and allowances, but we will also take the time to really understand your business and what you want to achieve, helping you to improve your cash flow, manage your credit control, and ultimately grow your profits.

Management reporting
Management Reporting
Monthly payroll
Monthly Payroll
Personal tax returns
Self-Assessment & Personal Tax Return in Kent
Accounts and year-end tax returns
Cash Flow Forecasting
Accounts and year-end tax returns
Bookkeeping Services
Accounts and year-end tax returns
Company Accounts and Year-end Tax Returns
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Monthly payroll
Auto-Enrolment
Monthly payroll
Company Formations
Management reporting
CIS Accounting and Bookkeeping
Monthly payroll
Annual Confirmation Statement
Accounts and year-end tax returns
Capital Gains Tax
Monthly payroll
Business Budgeting
Monthly payroll
Company Secretarial Services
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What Our Clients Say

  • Excellent relationships on a B2B level - handles our filings and queries with ease taking time to explain which is a rarity today. A vital part of my business model, and a valuable person to know.

    MSC Accountancy Avatar MSC Accountancy

    We need hands-on accountants who can help us out with the many accounting and tax issues involved in our import/export activities. AK Tax & Accountancy have always helped us get our business affairs sorted out in a fast, professional and friendly manner. We highly recommend the AK Tax and Accountancy team.

    darren fosbury Avatar darren fosbury

    I was looking for a firm of accountants who use Xero as I needed all the facilities it offers. Andy at AK Tax is a great guy and he made the whole process really simple. I really like the fixed fee packages as it means I know what my outgoings are each month. Even though they're based in Kent working with my accountant online is easy and I'm always up-to-date with how the business is performing.

    Paul Morris Avatar Paul Morris
  • We pass many high-value transactions through our property companies, and AK Tax & Accountancy have always helped us to get things sorted out. We have also been able to move onto Xero software which has made the bookkeeping so much easier. We have been with this company for a number of years and I have no hesitation in writing this strong review. A good company to work with!

    steve gray Avatar steve gray

    I needed some help getting my tax affairs in order. The AK Tax team sorted me out and then made everything easy going forward. Great service.

    Edward Felton Avatar Edward Felton

    Left it a bit late with my accounts and tax return, but I got a quick appointment and they managed to get it all sorted out in time. Thanks guys.

    Amy Smith Avatar Amy Smith

Expert Ashford Accountants

A market town that dates back to the Middle Ages, Ashford is nestled into the county of Kent, and continues to hold regular markets to this day. Home to the bustling Ashford Designer Outlet shopping centre, the town has a thriving local economy that benefits largely from the retail sector, with its close proximity to popular attractions such as the Kent Downs and the historical site of Leeds Castle also giving the tourism industry a significant boost. Hospitality in Ashford is huge, with countless restaurants, hotels, and bars to explore.

The arrival of railways in Ashford during the mid-19th century signified a drastic change in the town’s employment opportunities, as it could now operate as a rail hub situated within the centre of five distinct railway lines. Not only does Ashford offer excellent transport links to London, but it is also home to the Ashford International railway station, connecting locals in the town and its surrounding areas to major cities all over Europe and allowing Ashford-based businesses to access a diverse and flexible talent pool.

FAQs

How do I switch accountants?

Finding the right accountant for you and your business is crucial. If you find yourself constantly frustrated with your current accountant, or feel they aren’t taking the time to truly understand the nature of your business, it might be time to consider a change.

Switching accountants might sound daunting, but it doesn’t need to be. At AK Tax, our professional team of tax accountants in Ashford will take the time to make the change as stress-free as possible for our clients, with a streamlined process that minimises any disruption to your business proceedings.

We’ll start by informing your current accountants, HMRC, and Companies House of your decision to move, with a request for assigned permission to deal with your documentation. This process involves a disengagement letter with details of the work your previous accountant has completed, along with any crucial dates relating to your accounts. We also request professional clearance from your previous accountants, before asking you to assign authority to AK Tax to manage your tax affairs and deal with HMRC.

What if I am starting a new business?

When you work with AK Tax as a new business, we always get you started with support in setting up as a limited company with Companies House, and we’ll also get you kitted out with a shiny new business bank account to house all of your company’s financial procedures.

What services do you offer?

Our range of packages are designed to suit a range of businesses, whether you’re an experienced contractor, sole trader, or run a small business. We also offer tailor-made packages if you’re looking for something entirely bespoke.

Our Startup+ package is perfect for sole traders or limited company owners who want a complete set of accounting services. This includes:

  • Preparation of year-end financial statements and corporation tax return
  • Annual confirmation statement
  • Preparation of one personal tax return
  • Xero accounting software
  • Xero software set-up to get you up and running with unlimited support
  • Monthly payroll for up to five employees

Our Growth package is ideal for developing businesses or high growth start-ups looking for an extra level of financial support with growing their business. This includes:

  • Preparation of year-end financial statements and corporation tax return
  • Annual confirmation statement
  • Preparation of two personal tax returns
  • Xero accounting software
  • Xero software set-up to get you up and running with unlimited support
  • Quarterly strategy and tax planning calls
  • Monthly payroll for up to ten employees
  • Quarterly review of your Xero information as a health check to make sure everything’s going okay
  • VAT filing (Making Tax Digital Compliant)
  • Pension filing and compliance for auto-enrolment
  • DEXT PREPARE (digital receipt uploading)
  • Xero Analytics Plus

Our Elite package is made for the business owner who wants all the benefits of a financial director for a fraction of the cost. This includes:

  • Preparation of year-end financial statements and corporation tax return
  • Annual confirmation statement
  • Preparation of personal tax returns (custom)
  • Xero accounting software
  • Xero software set-up to get you up and running with priority unlimited support
  • Monthly strategy and tax planning calls
  • Monthly payroll (custom)
  • Monthly review of your Xero information as a health check to make sure everything’s going okay
  • VAT filing (Making Tax Digital Compliant)
  • Bookkeeping (custom)
  • Pension filing and compliance for auto-enrolment (custom)
  • DEXT PREPARE (digital receipt uploading)
  • Xero Analytics Plus
  • DEXT Precision for enhanced review and check-ups

How does online accounting work?

With our specialist Xero accountants and Xero Gold Partnership, online accounting has never been easier. Xero accounting software connects with your online banking and company finances, operating in real-time to give you constant access to how your business is performing. Xero can be accessed anytime via your desktop PC, laptop, or smartphone app for updates on the move. 

Our expert knowledge of traditional accounting methods combined with the power of Xero cloud accounting means you’ll benefit from a unique service specifically designed to save you time and boost your business, with less energy directed into invoicing and bookkeeping responsibilities to get you and your team paid faster and improve your cash flow. You’ll still receive all of the business and compliance advice you need, with support in identifying tax breaks, finding areas where you can improve productivity, and ultimately growing your company.

What are my responsibilities as a company director?

As the company director, it is your job to promote the success of your business, alongside taking care of certain legal responsibilities. In terms of accounting, this means making sure various forms and returns are filled in and filed with HMRC and Companies House. Depending on the nature of your business, this can include:

  • Confirmation Statement
  • Corporation Tax Return
  • CT600
  • Employee Related Shares (ERS) return
  • P60
  • P11D
  • PAYE
  • VAT Return
  • Year-End Accounts
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