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What is the Difference Between Statutory Accounts and Management Accounts?

Statutory accounts and management accounts aren’t just pieces of jargon meant to confuse you. They have real significance in the world of financial management. In this blog, our accountants explain what they are and what the difference between them is, in simple terms.

Statutory accounts and management accounts are benchmarks in the industry of economics and […]

By |March 8th, 2018|blog, General|2 Comments

The Only 2 Types of Expenses Your Business Needs to Know About

Looking to find out a little more about how business expenses work? Our accountants for small businesses talk through everything you should know.

Small business expenses are fundamental to any enterprise, no matter what size.

You cannot hope to start or run a business without spending money on it and, when any sort of payment occurs […]

By |March 1st, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Non Tax-Deductible Expenses 2018: Corporate Purchases You Cannot Claim

Confused about what expenses you can and cannot claim on? Let our UK chartered accountants explain the rules set out by HMRC.

Are you a business owner or financial manager of a limited company? Then you’ll be familiar with the concept of tax-deductible expenses. At Russell Smith Chartered Accountants, we certainly are. The problem is, not […]

By |February 6th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

Management 101: 5 Steps to Creating the Ultimate Business System

Trying to establish a new business system and need help creating notes and plans? We take a look at the best way to create your business system.

Creating a business system plan is a vital part of company operation; so people say.

Through our work, we’ve encountered many business owners and members of management that aren’t quite certain […]

By |February 5th, 2018|blog|0 Comments

What is Your Business Here For? UK Accountants Talk Purpose

Have you ever sat down and asked what the purpose of your brand really is? Here’s why our chartered accountants think that you should!

A little while back, the team at Russell Smith Chartered Accountants sat down together and discussed a very important question. It was something that we’d never thought to do, despite many […]

By |January 10th, 2018|General|0 Comments

UK Chartered Accountants Explain: The Two Biggest Tax Mistakes

Worried you might be making mistakes when it comes to tax management? We explain the two biggest mistakes that catch out most small business owners.

Tax management is a source of anxiety for many business owners. While running a company and marketing your services and products may seem like second nature, financial processes can be something […]

By |January 9th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Is Food Tax Deductible? Harrogate Accountants Explain

From employee lunch to meetings over dinner, find out if the food your business is paying for is tax deductible.

Business expenses come in all shapes and sizes, from buildings to rubber bands. A lot of what you buy for your company is either clearly tax deductible, or isn’t. But when it comes to food, most […]

By |December 12th, 2017|General|0 Comments

Transferring Shares to a Spouse: Leeds Accounting Advice for SME Owners

Want to transfer company shares to your spouse or common-law partner? Our chartered accountants from Leeds explain how to do it.

As you’re searching for advice on how to transfer shares to a spouse, you’ve probably heard something about the potentially substantial benefits. Our Leeds accounting experts are specialists in small business finances and have been […]

By |December 5th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Chartered Accountants Talk Paternity Pay: Tax Savings for SME Owners

Baby on the way? Discover your rights to a salary as an employer with advice from our chartered accountants in Leeds.

Babies are a precious, precious gift. They light up your life and change how you see the world. They can also be a gift for your taxes, too.

Maternity pay is a subject regularly covered […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Tax Accountants from Leeds Reveal How to Reclaim VAT on Fines and Penalties

Ever been fined or given a penalty while undertaking a business task? You might be able to reclaim it on your tax returns! Find out how with our guide to getting VAT back on penalties.

We’ve all been there: slapped with a fine or penalty notice out of the blue. The most common of these is […]

By |November 3rd, 2017|blog|0 Comments