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Tax Accountants From Leeds Discuss the Chances of Getting a Tax Investigation from HMRC

Ever wondered what the chances are of your business being investigated by HMRC? Our tax accountants from Leeds talk audits.

A tax investigation by HMRC is something every small business dreads.

Not only are they lengthy and stressful experiences, but they are also costly, with larger businesses racking up thousands in extra accounting expenses.

Tax investigations, though, […]

By |July 16th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Chartered Accountant From Leeds Talks About How To Build a Cash Positive Business

You’ve worked your butt off all year.

You’ve been hurtling from one crisis to the next. Winning customers, chasing customers for work, dealing with team issues, recruitment issues, working hard on sales, contemplating your business strategy, stressing about paying the wages.

Then, at the end of a hard year, you sit down with your accountant and […]

By |July 16th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

Tywin Lannister’s Business Plan — A Leeds Accountant’s Analysis

Wondering how Tywin managed to keep the Lannister House so wealthy? Our Leeds accountant dissects this cunning financial model and reveal some interesting Game of Thrones business lessons.
Do you know how much gold was mined in the Westerlands this past year?

You can guess in pounds, tonnes or ounces. It doesn’t matter. The answer will always […]

By |July 7th, 2017|blog|0 Comments

VIDEO: Leeds Accountant Talks General Election 2017 Tax Changes

Wondering what the future of tax might look like after the 2017 general election? A Leeds accountant discusses predictions.

The snap election came as a surprise to many, including us.

When the battle lines for June 8th were drawn, the whole campaign seemed pretty cut and dry for Theresa May.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had been lambasted as […]

By |June 6th, 2017|General|0 Comments

What Does an Accountant Do? Processes and Practices

Not sure what exactly an accountant does? We take a comprehensive look at what the job really involves.
Ever asked yourself: what does an accountant do? You aren’t alone — it’s a question that’s been asked plenty of times!

There is a bit of stigma and misunderstanding that surrounds the accounting profession. Despite popular belief, we aren’t […]

By |May 12th, 2017|Business, Small business advice, Tax|0 Comments

Can You Be Employed and Self-Employed at the Same Time?

Confused about whether or not you can be employed and self-employed at the same time? In this blog, we look at the legality and logistics of such a working scenario.
At Russell Smith Chartered Accountants, we get asked this question a lot: can I be employed and self-employed?

It is a concern of many and quite rightly […]

By |April 6th, 2017|Tax|0 Comments

Inflation Throughout the Ages: A Leeds Accountant’s Assessment

I’m sure we’ve all been in the company of misty-eyed elders who regaled us with tales from “back in the day”. A house was a fiver and you could pay for your weekly shop with a coat button… apparently.

But are prices really extortionately high nowadays, or have we lost sight of the value of things? […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

HMRC Horror Stories: Tales That Keep Business Owners Awake at Night

Join our tax accountants from Leeds as they discuss nightmare experiences with HMRC, and how you can avoid the sleepless nights.
HMRC, otherwise known as Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, is a government body that I’m sure most of you are familiar with. Any small business owner reading this page will have at least some sort […]

By |February 24th, 2017|Business|0 Comments

I Can Start Your Business: 5 Reasons to Pick Up Russell Smith’s First Book

Russell Smith has launched his first book, detailing everything you need to know to start a business on the right foot. Discover why you should pick up your copy today.
My first book is on the shelves! Well, the digital shelves at least.

For over a decade, I’ve helped plucky entrepreneurs take their first steps into the […]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Business|0 Comments

Galactic Tax Returns: How Tax Helped Build the Death Star [Infographic]

We all know the Death Star was ruled with an iron fist, but how did it come to be in the first place? You guessed it: tax! While Earth-dwelling governments pump civilian tax into transport systems that can’t fly or shoot lasers, the Galactic Empire is more ambitious.

With the new Star Wars movie set to […]

By |December 14th, 2016|Infographic, Tax|0 Comments