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Tax Breaks for Unincorporated Businesses

A Tips & Advice Special Report about...

In a nutshell

This Special Report looks at the key events in the life of a business and explains in jargon-free English the steps to take to maximise tax efficiency. It brings together tried and tested strategies plus the latest HMRC practice and legislation. It’s all you need to take advantage of the available tax reliefs.

In detail

Whether you’ve just started your business, have an established trade or are winding down to retirement, the tax system includes special rules for sole traders and partnerships. As a business owner, understanding these is vital to ensure you make the most of the tax breaks without falling foul of HMRC. Our Special Report explains:

  • How and when to register your business with HMRC
  • Accounting periods and how to change them to your advantage
  • Which costs you can and can’t claim tax deductions for
  • The "cash basis" and "simplified deductions"
  • How VAT works and when to register
  • Bringing in or changing business partners
  • Getting the best tax result from selling or transferring your business

You’ll find plenty of worked examples to back up our real-world advice plus a stack of practical documents and Excel calculators.

We've created this Tips & Advice Special Report especially for... 

Business owners, sole traders or those in partnerships that need:

  • An overview of the available tax reliefs for their business
  • To know how to make the most of the available tax breaks

Tax advisors and accountants that want to:

  • Advise their clients in the most tax-effective ways

You'll get the following free extras with this Tips & Advice Special Report... 

An online service with ready-to-use documents

  • To immediately apply our advice and solutions in practice
  • That you can easily adapt to suit your own requirements

In this Tips & Advice Special Report you'll read about...

1. Before business begins

2. When trade commences

3. When the business is running

4. Tax deductions

5. Can I claim a tax deduction for a fine or penalty?

6. Tax deductions for business travel

7. When the business ceases


Appendix A - Capital goods

Appendix B - Capital allowances for integral features

Appendix C - Business accounting and tax basis periods

Appendix D - Doubly taxed profits and overlap relief

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  • The hard copy version
  • Keep it on your desk or use it whenever you're offline


  • The PDF-version
  • Delivered to your inbox

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