HMRC tax inspector

Tax Raids on Small Businesses

4th September 2015

We’re firmly of the belief that small businesses are great, and are the engine room of our economy and country. These moves make it look like, instead of valuing and encouraging small businesses, the government just see them as a cash cow to be milked. Read More

clouds in the Sky

Which cloud accounting software is best?

24th August 2015

At AK Tax, we’re a firm of specialist Xero accountants so it’s no surprise we’re big advocates of Xero’s cloud-based software. However, if you’d prefer to use a different system then we’d still be delighted to work with you. Read More

Summer Holiday

Business = no holidays? Something’s wrong here

14th August 2015

Some truly disturbing news appeared on my Twitter feed this week. According to a survey by the insurer Simply Business, around 750,000 small business owners will not take a single day off on holiday this summer. Read More

Your Business Could Face Implications from Inheritance Tax

26th July 2015

The business has been in your family for generations. It’s seen war and economic decline, but here it is, still going strong. It’s as much a part of your family as your own mother, and like her, it has persevered through the warp speed, rollercoaster of time. Read More

What's your excuse?

Tax returns – what’s your excuse?

30th June 2015

THE DOG ATE MY TAX RETURN … is not a reasonable excuse! But then, what is? Read More

Property to let sign

Pressure on Landlords to get their property tax sorted out

9th June 2015

I was speaking last week to a guy who works closely with tax investigations, The number one industry experiencing real headaches with investigations at the moment is property – specifically landlords. Read More

Making Tax Digital

Xero adds business performance info – great stuff!

5th June 2015

We’ve always thought that Xero was great financial software, and today (in the UK at least – not sure what’s happening overseas) it got even better. Read More

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Accountants aren’t just bean counters – we’re business monitors too

28th May 2015

There is a popular misconception that all Kent accountants do is go through your trading figures and then ask you for two cheques, one for the accountant and one for HM Revenue and Customs. Read More

Chris Hadfield’s ‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth’

Business Success – Lessons from an Astronaut (part 2)

27th May 2015

Following on from my earlier blog post about my excellent present from my wife (Chris Hadfield’s ‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth’) here’s part 2 of how I think it’s got some good pointers for those in the business world. Read More

Does modern software mean it’s time to say goodbye to your accountant?

26th May 2015

Most thriving businesses who want to streamline their financial reporting will have come across accounting software. Often touted as the perfect tool with which to replace your accountant, they are virtual solutions to the complex fiscal issues that challenge the way forward in businesses of every size Read More


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