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Top 5 Things to consider as the tax year comes to an end

As the tax year draws to a close, it’s time for sole traders and small businesses to start thinking about their tax obligations. Here are some important considerations to keep in mind:


Gather your financial records

The first step in preparing for the end of the tax year is to gather all of your financial records. This includes invoices, receipts, bank statements, and any other financial documents related to your business. This will help you to accurately calculate your income and expenses for the year.


Review your accounts

Once you have gathered all of your financial records, it’s important to review your accounts to ensure that everything is accurate and up-to-date. This will help you to identify any discrepancies or errors and make any necessary adjustments before the end of the tax year.


Claim all eligible expenses

As a sole trader or small business owner, you are entitled to claim certain expenses as tax deductions. This includes expenses such as office rent, equipment costs, and travel expenses. Make sure you have claimed all eligible expenses to reduce your tax bill.


Plan for your tax bill

Once you have calculated your taxable income, it’s important to plan for your tax bill. If you expect to owe tax, it’s a good idea to start setting aside money to cover the cost. You may also want to consider talking to us about tax planning strategies to minimize your tax liability.


File your tax return on time

The deadline for filing your tax return is 31st January following the end of the tax year. Make sure you file your tax return on time to avoid penalties and interest charges. If you are unsure about how to file your tax return, consider speaking to us today.


In conclusion, the end of the tax year can be a stressful time for sole traders and small businesses, but it doesn’t have to be. By following these tips, you can ensure that you are fully prepared for the end of the tax year and minimize your tax liability. If you have any questions or concerns about your tax obligations, don’t hesitate to contact B&G Chartered Accountants for assistance.

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