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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

We provide expert accounting services and guidance to small businesses throughout Canterbury and the surrounding areas, with a team of qualified accountants ready to support you and your business all for a low fixed monthly fee.

Our accountants in Canterbury take the time to fully understand the nature of your financial requirements in order to give you the most relevant service possible, always backed up by Xero accounting software with real-time online accounting to give you full control over your cash-flow, payments, and expenses. We offer year-round support to ensure your company accounts and tax returns are always filed with minimal effort, so you can save your energy for 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 designed to suit a range of Canterbury-based businesses, whether you’re just starting out or looking to grow. If you’re looking for something tailor-made, get in touch to hear more about our bespoke accounting services.

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.

£119 + VAT

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Our Accountancy Services

Our team of tax accountants in Canterbury are here to take care of all of your essential accounting needs, such as company accounts, company tax returns, and personal tax returns. Not only do we manage your company payroll including workplace pensions, P60s, and company benefits, we also offer expert advice on the most efficient tax structure for your business, the best way to pay yourself and your team, and how to take advantage of tax reliefs and allowances. We take the time to properly understand the nature of your business and your goals, with guidance on how to improve your cash flow, manage 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

  • After sitting with several accountants I engaged with Andy & AK Tax and Accountancy to help start our company and look after the accounts. I found Andy to have a welcoming and approachable demeanour which was strengthened by the professional service we received from him and his staff. A professional and reliable service for a reasonable price. If you're in the market for a new accountancy firm or just starting out with your business, then give these guys a call.

    Daniel Jordan Avatar Daniel Jordan

    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

    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
  • AK Tax are a fantastic company that I wish we'd found years ago. As a small business, we do the reconciling and basic things ourselves, so it's really helpful to have a low cost accountant to check things over and answer any questions we've got. Really good service and value!

    Perry Coppen Avatar Perry Coppen

    Amazing company to be with, always have time for you and deal with things straight away. I can't recommend AK enough, Andy and the team have made my life so much more simple.

    James Henderson Avatar James Henderson

    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

Expert Canterbury Accountants

The mediaeval walled city of Canterbury sits within the county of Kent, where our team of expert accountants is based. With history, heritage, architecture, and a rich culture, Canterbury is one of the most popular UK destinations for tourists to visit, bolstering the Kentish economy with a diverse offering of attractions, restaurants, and bars to explore. 

The city is also home to several stunning natural sites, with the Franciscan Gardens and the Westgate Towers Museum and Viewpoint attracting flocks of visitors daily. The world-famous Canterbury Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and England’s very first cathedral, sits in the heart of the city with its stunning stained-glass windows and carved tombs still intact, alongside the Roman Museum situated on the site of an original Roman villa.

Just under an hour’s train ride from London, Canterbury is a prime spot for building a successful business, with access to a wide talent pool and links to the hustle and bustle of major cities, as well as the smaller coastal towns of Whitstable and Herne Bay. The education sector is also of significant economic importance to the city, with Canterbury Christ Church University, University for the Creative Arts, and the University of Kent among just a few institutions that contribute 20% of the city’s total employees.

FAQs

How do I switch accountants?

Finding the right accountant for you is crucial to the financial success of your business. If you’re finding yourself increasingly frustrated with your accountant, left in the dark, or feeling like you’re not getting proper value for your money, it might be time to consider a change.

Switching accountants might sound tricky, but it doesn’t need to be. When you work with AK Tax, we make sure to guide you through every step of the process to minimise any potential disruption to your business, starting by informing your current accountants, HMRC, and Companies House that you are moving and getting the necessary permission to deal with your documentation, along with professional clearance. This includes a disengagement letter from your current accountants, with details of the work they have completed along with the key dates relating to your accounts. Then, we ask you to assign authority to AK Tax to manage your tax affairs and deal with HMRC.

What if I am starting a new business?

We have an accountancy package specifically designed for businesses who are just starting up. Our expert team will help you set up as a limited company with Companies House, and guide you through opening a business bank account for all your new company’s financial activity.

What services do you offer?

Whether you’re just starting out as a new business, are an experienced contractor, or already running a business and looking to grow, we’ve got the accountancy package for you.

Our Startup+ package is perfect for sole traders or limited company owners looking for a complete set of 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 wanting an extra level of support. 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 designed for business owners who want 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?

We are a Xero Gold Partner, with a team of specialist Xero accountants on-hand to streamline your online accounting. Our combined approach of traditional accounting methods with the power of Xero accounting software means you’ll benefit from a unique level of service, with all of the compliance advice that you’d still expect from your accountant included.

Xero connects with your online banking, operating in real-time so your business finances will always be readily available for you to access. Designed to save you time with invoicing and bookkeeping, Xero allows you and your team to get paid faster, improving your business’ cash flow. You can use Xero anytime and anywhere, from a desktop PC, laptop, or smartphone app while on the move.

What are my responsibilities as a company director?

As a company director, it’s your job to promote the success of your business, along with taking care of certain legal responsibilities. From an accounting point of view, this means ensuring that various forms and returns are completed 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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