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N S Bookkeeping & Accountancy
Serving Small Businesses in Newcastle and the North East
Tel: 0777 255 2345
Bookkeeping is an important tool for any business but particularly important for businesses with a large number of transactions. It helps keep track of financial performance, as well as showing who owes what to whom. It also forms the basis of VAT and tax return preparation, which by law must be submitted to HM Revenue & Customs by a specified date.
Despite its importance, bookkeeping is often overlooked, partly because its importance
Even if you already have an accountant, N.S. Bookkeeping could help reduce your accountancy
fees by dealing with the bookkeeping to trial balance stage, making it quicker and
easier for your accountant to produce your year-
We normally use Sage accounting software for bookkeeping, although for smaller businesses MS Excel is often more suitable.
Any business which turns over more than £73,000 per year must register for VAT, unless
it supplies only VAT-
Since bookkeeping automatically keeps track of all day-
If you need to register we can complete the forms and submit them to Revenue & Customs on your behalf.
It is a statutory requirement for companies to submit accounts annually, and late filing of accounts attracts a penalty. Sole traders also need accounts in order to calculate their profits for tax purposes.
Accounts also act as a useful tool for the business owners as they show how profitable the business has been over the last year. They also usually include a balance sheet which provides a snapshot of the financial position of the business at the year end.
Most company accounts are now submitted online and are normally due nine months after the year end and must be in a set format in accordance with the Companies Act 2006.
Remember fees can be agreed in advance and services tailored to suit each individual client. Regular work can be performed on site or back at our own premises, whilst we also offer quarterly or annual services such as VAT, management accounting and year end accounts and tax. We work hard to ensure deadlines are met and that liability to taxes such as income tax, VAT and corporation tax are kept to a minimum.
To the left of the page is a brief overview of the financial services available from N S Bookkeeping & Accountancy.
If you operate as a sole trader you must file a self-
Companies must also submit a corporation tax form which shows profits made by the
company during the year for tax purposes. Company directors will usually also have
to submit a self-
Even if you had not planned to trade as a limited company, we can offer advice on the benefits (and drawbacks) of incorporation, particularly where tax savings are concerned. Larger businesses are usually advised to incorporate in order to create a separate legal entity and to save tax.
We can see to all aspects of the company formation procedure from applying to Companies House to dealing with form filling and administration. We can also advise as to any further necessary steps such as setting up of payroll and filing of annual accounts.
Our payroll software helps to simplify the weekly or monthly payroll procedure by calculating net wages payable and any amounts owing to HM Revenue & Customs.
In addition to this it is neccessary to file annual returns with HMRC showing full
details of all salaries paid during the year and any deductions for tax and NI, in
order to verify that the right amount of tax has been paid over. This must now be
done online and by May 19 -
These provide a useful way of tracking the performance of your business on a regular
They summarise the key financial points about a business such as its turnover, profit, bank balance, monies owed to suppliers and from customers and so on. They can also provide an estimate of the likely tax, if any, that will be owed on the profits to date.
Management accounts can be prepared easily using data from bookkeeping records and can be presented in any number of formats, such as the standard layout provided by Sage Accounts, or using dedicated accounts preparation software. N S Bookkeeping can provide such information in your own preferred format.
Even if you do not employ staff, if you are a limited company it may be advantageous to declare a basic director's salary as a way of minimising your tax liability. In such cases, a monthly payroll can be set up and maintained very easily and at minimal cost.
More details on asset protection can be found on our blog.
We have teamed up with a leading asset management specialist, providing our clients
with access to free, impartial advice on a range of essential financial products
designed to protect you and your family from financial risk. Below are just some
of the products for which we can offer access to free professional advice:-
In addition to he above we provide other financial services:-
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