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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 with the latest HMRC practice and legislation. It’s all you need to find valuable tax reliefs at a glance.

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 avoid falling foul of HMRC and making the most of the tax breaks available. 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 advice as well as a host of practical documents and Excel calculators.

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

Business owners, sole traders or partnerships that want to:

  • Have an overview of the available tax reliefs for their business
  • Make the most of the available tax breaks

Tax advisors and accountants that want to:

  • Advise their clients on this matter in the most effective way

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...

Before business begins

When trade commences

When the business is running

Tax deductions

Tax deductions for business travel

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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  • Keep it on your desk or use it whenever you're offline


  • The PDF-version
  • Delivered to your inbox

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