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Questions from the self-employed: How do I close my company?

It’s not the most positive article we’ve ever had to write, but we’re all about helpfulness here at My Accountant Friend. One of the questions…

EIS: ideas, suggestions, hints and tips

The Enterprise Initiative Scheme (EIS) is a government initiative offering some of the most attractive UK tax breaks available. We’re big fans of this scheme, here…

Becoming GDPR compliant: what on earth does that mean?

If, like most people, you’ve subscribed to a number of newsletters and online services, the likelihood is that you’re suddenly being inundated with emails talking…

UK freelancers 2018: self-confidence up, but confidence in government down

The latest Freelance Confidence Index has been published, and the numbers confirm what many freelancers have been saying privately: it’s not the easiest time to…

Life insurance and the self-employed… how does that work?

Life insurance is one of those “I’ll put it on the to-do list and never get round to it” things for most self-employed people. As…

Tax deadlines and self-assessments: what does HMRC consider a ‘reasonable excuse’?

This time last year we looked at 10 excuses that HMRC hear most commonly when it comes to self-assessment deadlines. This year we thought it…

Why we’re advocated against extending IR35 legislation to the private sector

Earlier this week we shared a petition against extending IR35 legislation to the private sector. If that sounds like a load of accountancy jargon to…

The freelancer’s guide to business receipts

Business receipts have a complicated place in the hearts of most people new to self-employment. That moment when you first register your company, head into…

That iPhone X looks pretty sweet – can I put it through my company?

It’s that time of the year when the shops start flooding with new gadgets in time for the Christmas market. Tempting, aren’t they? But before…

Christmas allowance for UK freelancers and contractors – what’s that all about, Kenny?

Forgive us for doing this to you so early in the year. It’s barely October and we’re already wafting the mistletoe around (believe us –…

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