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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)

Government Services and information

If you are thinking about starting up a business, there may be taxes that may affect your business. Considering your budget for them is essential. HMRC have a range of guidance and resources to help build your knowledge on taxes, rules and processes and deadlines.

Specialities: Tax - Self Assessment, PAYE for employers, Tax credits, National Insurance, Income Tax, VAT
Area Served: Bristol, BANES, North Somerset, South Glos

Tax can be complex, regardless of whether you are a new or growing business.  You may have to register with HMRC so that you comply with national legislation, or submit regular tax returns if you are self employed. If you are recruiting, you may have to administer payroll.  There are rules and deadlines to which you must comply, all of which can be demanding and a little daunting. To help, HMRC have a range of tools, guidance and resources to help build your knowledge and keep you on track.

E-learning packages  

  • 'Starting your own business' for the self-employed covers all aspects of starting and growing a business. 
  • Becoming an employer deals with taking on and paying employees. 

Live and pre-recorded webinars which explore many tax areas and tools to support you

A dedicated You Tube Channel with a comprehensive selection of short videos

Business help and education emails - A free service which will provide you with tailored emails from HMRC, designed to help you get it right first time.

Access to record keeping apps to help make life a little easier for busy people on the go. 

The online Ready Reckoner tool to help customers budget for their first tax bill.

A variety of Tax Help Fact Sheets offering straightforward guidance that can be downloaded.

Business Support Tax App allows access to all the above via your tablet or mobile device on Apple i-store or Google play

Services

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HMRC eLearning Module - Becoming an Employer

Becoming an employer brings additional responsibilities. This interactive online learning from HMRC provides mini exercises and 8 modules including: getting started, registering with HMRC, recruiting...

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HMRC eLearning Module - Starting Your Own Business

This online leaning course from HMRC has arrange of mini exercises and 9 modules to work through including telling HMRC you have started, National Insurance, Record keeping, claiming expenses, self as...

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HMRC eLearning Module - VAT

This online leaning course from HMRC aims to build knowledge in the subject and has mini learning exercises and 9 modules to work through including charging/reclaiming VAT, VAT returns and payments, a...

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) - video library

HMRC have compiled a comprehensive range of videos which are designed to help HMRC customers understand tax and comply with the rules.

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) - Ready Reckoner

If you are self employed, the Ready Reckoner tool from HMRC will help you to budget for your Self Assessment tax bill for the 2015 to 2016 tax year.

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) - Record Keeping Apps

HMRC's list of commercial software suppliers who have developed record keeping applications to support small businesses.

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) - International trade paperwork

When importing or exporting, the right paperwork is crucial. This guidance from HMRC explains the key documentation to be aware of. It also outlines what should be in contracts and what paperwork is n...

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) - Licencing Intellectual Property (IP): Checklist

This PDF download from HMRC sets out the major issues you will need to consider before you licence your IP. It can be used to develop a negotiating strategy, the basis of a non-binding memorandum or f...

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HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) - Business Tax Roadmap

This document from the HM Treasury contains the government’s plans for business taxes announced at Budget 2016.

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Help with Starting your Business - Info Pack

HMRC have compiled this useful guide packed with information and advice for those in the pre-start up or start up phase of business.

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Help with Starting your Business - Info Pack

If you are an established business looking to grow, HMRC have compiled this useful guide packed with information and advice.

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Help sustaining your Business - Info Pack

HMRC have compiled this useful guide packed with information and advice for established businesses keen to sustain growth.

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