E-Marketplace Disclosure Facility Closes Soon

Ray Stewart Business, Online Business, Tax Matters Leave a Comment

The Tax Office “amnesty” of reduced penalties for e-marketplace and e-auction website traders, that started on the 14th March 2012, is drawing to a close. The intention to make a disclosure has to be lodged with HMRC by the 14th June 2012 and the completed disclosure form and payment should reach HMRC by the 14th September 2012.

HMRC claim that penalties levied under this scheme will be capped at a maximum of 10% of the tax due, and in some cases waived altogether.

This is the latest scheme to try and encourage unregistered tax payers to fall into line…

Working Together – You, Me and Xero!

Ray Stewart Bookkeeping, Online Business Leave a Comment

Proud to be a Xero Certified Partner, I have extended our client services to include the following functions, which are exclusive to Xero Partners:

Xero Cashbook – Manage your cashflow online with Xero, but leave the rest of your account management in our hands. Contact us any time using the “Ask My Accountant” button on the help menu in Xero Cashbook if you have any questions.

Ash Goodman

New Website Theme

Ray Stewart General, Online Business Leave a Comment

Regular visitors will (hopefully) have noticed a radical change in the look of the website recently. A client of mine, Ash Goodman, a wordpress expert based in the Philippines showed me a wordpress theme he had developed that was just about to go on general release. For a while I have been looking for an elegant, uncluttered, professional theme that was easy to manipulate, easy to add to and easy to live with generally.

On-line Bookkeeping Sites

Ray Stewart Bookkeeping, General Leave a Comment

Following on with a lot of recent discussions I have been having, it will be very useful for me to know which On-Line sites people are using so that I can become familiar with them prior to accounts time! So please have a look at my one question Poll and be kind enough to let me know which, if any, you are using.

Get Online – Get a free business website today!

Ray Stewart Business, Marketing, Online Business Leave a Comment

Getting British Business Online is a joint initiative between Google, BT, Enterprise UK and e-skills UK. Every British business can get a FREE website by going to Get British Business Online. The scheme is totally free for 2 years and then you just need to renew your domain and you are set for another 2 years.

Setting up your FREE website will only take a few minutes.

My New Shopping Cart Has Autoresponder Service Built In

Ray Stewart Business, Online Business Leave a Comment

You will have noticed a steady stream of jiggling going on with this site of late. Different themes, different front page content, different allsorts!

I can’t really apologize because overall, it is in the site’s, and our own, best interests.

I am moving to a membership site as things develop. Don’t worry, it will still be free as always,

Subscriber Changes

Ray Stewart General, Marketing Leave a Comment

In all the alterations I am doing with the websites, I have changed the subscriber opt-in offer on here to give a free copy of the 2009 planning report to new subscribers.  In doing this though I didn’t realize that it would affect the cookie in the web browser so it will no longer acknowledge that you may have subscribed …