Why You Need Insurance For Professional Fees In A Tax/VAT Investigation!

Ray Stewart General, Tax Matters, VAT Leave a Comment

Did you know you could get insurance cover for this?  Do you know why you need insurance cover for this?  Do you know that a poorly defended Tax investigation could bankrupt you?  Do you think this could never happen to you?? OK.  Enough questions, what about the answers?  – Oops, that was another question! Let me answer the questions in …

Why Use A Certified Bookkeeper Instead Of Doing Your Own Bookkeeping?

Ray Stewart Bookkeeping, Tax Matters, VAT Leave a Comment

As a member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers I am often asked why a small business owner needs to use an outside bookkeeping expert, rather than doing the bookkeeping themselves to save money. This is an easy question to answer because it is a “no-brainer”.  There are times in your life when only a qualified expert will do.  For …

Which Bookkeeping Package Should you Use?

Ray Stewart Bookkeeping, Business, General, Tax Matters, VAT 1 Comment

I am well aware that there are few places for you to go and ask questions about the different accounting packages that are available.  Not many of you have an accountant in the early days of business so where do you go for unbiased and expert advice on the choice of bookkeeping package? Do you ask friends and colleagues?  Do …