CerTax accounting (Sandbach) offers a wide range of accounting and taxation services to suit our clients whether they are individuals, sole traders, partnerships or limited companies.
As a potential client you would receive a free initial consultation and our fee would be agreed up front and any additional services that you might find you require during the year will all have fees agreed prior to the work being undertaken. There should then be no surprises when as a client you receive your bill for our services and indeed we are happy for you to pay by monthly standing order so that your fees are spread across the year and don't make a sudden hit on your cash flow just as your tax bill needs paying.
By having your self assessment professionally produced you may end up paying less tax, how is this possible? Well as a professional tax advisor CerTax are up to date with all the allowances and expenses that can be claimed and offset against income, whether that income is from employment, self employment, property rental or other sources. This ensures that your taxable income is minimised and thus so is the tax that you will pay. Did you know for example that if your employer pays you a mileage rate below 40 pence per mile you can claim the difference on your self assessment tax return or by completing a form P87 if you don't complete an annual self assessment tax return.
CerTax can help by talking through your plans and helping you to decide on the best business model for you. We can assist you with putting together your business plans, registering with HMRC for National insurance, taxation, PAYE and VAT. Have a look in our business guides section on this website for some fact sheets that might help you make decisions about your plans to go it alone and then have a free no obligation chat with us about your ideas.
CerTax offers a full service whereby we prepare and submit your VAT returns from your accounting records or we can assist and advice you on a more ad-hoc basis from helping you to register for VAT (or de-register) and also for those under the VAT registration threshold CerTax can help you to monitor your turnover and make decisions in good time if you near the compulsory registration threshold.
CerTax can offer either a full Payroll service where we produce your payslips and calculate your monthly or quarterly payments to HMRC for Tax and National Insurance and submit your annual returns to HMRC or if you prefer to produce your own payroll we would be happy to assist you with choosing a payroll package and ensuring that your employees records are set up ready for processing of their payroll, we can also then review your annual returns before you submit them to HMRC so that you can be comfortable that you have accurately paid your employees and met your statutory obligations.
CerTax can help you by valuing the goodwill that you have established in your sole trader business and helping you to calculate the different tax obligations you would have as a limited company to ensure that incorporation is the right thing for you and your business. We can also help you to set up the limited company and ensure that all the required registrations such as transfer of your VAT registration number and cancellation of your sole trader National Insurance contributions go smoothly. Once you have your limited company CerTax can also help you with the ongoing paperwork that a company needs to maintain, minutes of board meetings, dividend tax vouchers and annual filing of returns to Companies House so that you are sure that your company has met all of its statutory obligations.
If you really would prefer to spend your time and energy running your business and find doing your book keeping a chore then Certax can take the pain away for you if you use our in-house accountant service, it's more cost effective than employing a full time book keeper and it reduces your year end accountancy bill which might otherwise include a charge for reviewing your book keeping in order to produce your accounts.
There are many other services that we can assist you with either on an ad-hoc basis or a more regular footing or even if it's an introduction to an independent financial advisor, a will writer or advice on credit checking your customers and suppliers, we will always try to help you find the right solution for you and your business. CerTax can also offer you advice and training on software packages that will make you better able to produce your own books, VAT returns and Payroll.