Why Tradespeople Choose AK Tax as Their Accountant?

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There is a lot of demand for all trades in Kent – the Medway towns, Maidstone and the surrounding areas are no exception. The need for skilled labour is particularly resilient to economic downturns. This means big opportunities for skilled tradesmen and women.

Growing a reputation is one thing but growing a business is another and it’s vital you have the right financial support and advice to remain HMRC compliant and to put in place a bulletproof financial plan for continued growth.

Partnering with a reputable accountancy firm like AK Tax will allow you to build a strong foundation for your business so you can grow for years and decades to come, regardless of economic challenges.

At AK Tax, we offer our accounting services to a wide range of tradespeople, including:

  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Carpet fitters
  • Central heating installers
  • Builders
  • Technicians
  • Contractors

Our specialised services for this sector covers all business models, from sole traders to partnerships and limited companies.


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If you have any queries, please get in touch. We offer a free initial consultation to talk about your requirements and potential solutions.

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We have three packages to suit most needs, however, if it’s not quite tailored enough then please get in touch as bespoke packages are always an option.



For larger businesses or those with more complex needs.

Custom Pricing

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AK Advantage


For growing businesses that need more support.

£229 + VAT

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AK Startup+


For businesses just starting out.

£119 + VAT

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What Our Clients Say

  • 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

    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

    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

    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

Bookkeeping Services for Tradespeople

Being self-employed or running a small business means you need to keep track of invoices, record all your expenses, and make sure your books are balanced. With all the client work on your plate, let our team at AK Tax handle all your time-consuming tasks, including:

  • General Bookkeeping — Utilising market-leading Xero accounting software, we can help you transition to this powerful cloud-based financial system. Say goodbye to spreadsheets, as you will not need to manually input every single transaction anymore. You can also see all your finances on a single platform, so you’ll know where your money is going in real-time. This will effectively reduce your costs, as it removes the need to print hard copies of documents and the clutter of receipts in your office.
  • Regular Reports — Whether you need to meet with us every week or every month, you’ll receive regular reports on your financial health with key metrics for growth. This includes profit and loss accounts, balance sheets, and your cash flow statement. With these data on hand, you’ll be able to see if you’re going the right track towards your goals or if you are deviating in any way.
  • Company Formation — If you’re just starting out, we’ll help you create a limited company, register it to HMRC, and submit all taxation requirements on time.
  • PayrollWe’ll administer your payroll, making sure your employees are paid on time and ensuring you’re compliant with all employment laws and submit your RTI to HMRC.


The complexities involved in the taxation process are often too much to handle for the self-employed or small business tradespeople that we work with. We aim to lift that burden off your shoulders and take care of the following:

  • Personal Tax ReturnsYour annual tax return is one of the most important taxes you need to file. We’ll help you calculate it, add all the items that should be included, and file all requirements on time.
  • VAT — We’ll explain to you what VAT means, how to calculate it, and which schemes you qualify for (e.g. standard VAT, Flat Rate Scheme), so you won’t have to worry about getting this wrong again.
  • Year-end Accounts and Taxation  — If you’re running a limited company, we’ll help you produce your annual company accounts and submit it to Companies House. We’ll also submit your self-assessment tax return and corporation tax return to HMRC. While self-employed tradespeople are not required to do this, we advise doing accounts for your own self-assessment, which we can also lend a hand with.
  • Claiming Expenses — If you’re unsure which expenses you can claim, we’ll run through each transaction you’ve made, so you won’t end up paying more than you should. We’ll also set up a system to make sure that you’ll have the proper documentation for all future expenses.


If you work with subcontractors, as most self-employed tradespeople do, you are required by the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) to deduct 20% tax from their pay. Apart from explaining to you how this works, we can also help you meet all related HMRC requirements, including:

  • Registering yourself as a contractor with HMRC
  • Verifying your subcontractor is registered under the CIS
  • Figuring out if you’re exempt from deducting taxes from their pay (e.g. they have Gross Payment Status)
  • Creating and issuing certificates to your subcontractors after every transaction
  • Accomplishing requirements and submitting monthly CIS returns to HMRC

In the event that you are a subcontractor yourself, we’ll advise you on the advantages of having a Gross Payment Status. If you aren’t registered under the CIS yet, we will do it for you. If you do get CIS tax deducted, we’ll help you reclaim this in the soonest time possible.


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