3 Surefire Tips to Keep Your Taxes in Order this 2016

Posted by Cedric Joshua Martinez

May 13, 2015 11:00:00 PM

In the world of business, you deal with numbers and figures day in, day out. With the market and sales competition getting tougher and tougher, you must ensure that while you are focused on driving your business towards success, growth and consistent competence, your compliance with the laws on UK Business and Corporate Taxes is not jeopardised.

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Additionally, being knowledgeable about current tax legislation and due dates is a prerequisite for you to be able to take advantage of all the tax incentives and breaks that the government has provided to SMEs.

 

In essence, how you manage your taxes defines how your business will fare in the market and the industry. Here are 3 surefire tips for staying on top of your taxes this 2015:

 

1. Take Note of the Dates

Coordinate with your accountant or bookkeeper whenever necessary. Make sure that you are both aware of all the deadlines, so you won’t end up waiting until the last minute. This lessens—and ultimately eliminates—the risk of missing a deadline and having to pay fines.

It also helps to pace yourself when it comes to tax management. This allows you to have time for all tax tasks and avoid missing out on anything.

 

2. Prepare a Checklist

Ask your accountant or financial adviser about the things you need to do to ensure that all your responsibilities regarding business and corporate taxes are taken care of at the right time. You can opt for a checklist to be able to tick off things you’ve already accomplished. Keeping things organised like this prevents you from tax mistakes (and having to pay hefty fines as a result).

Remember that a tax preparation checklist is your best weapon against forgetting to do anything, as it outlines all of your business’s tax requirements and due dates.

 

3. Take Filing Seriously

It is important to ensure that all your records are filed in a location that is easily accessible to you and your chosen people. Keep track of your business’s spending so you can easily file for tax deductions—however small they may be.

Cloud accounting software can help your business keep your books in order at all times. It also simplifies the whole bookkeeping process, because all your files are found in one space even while you are on the go. This can help you ensure that whatever you need come tax time will be readily available to you and whoever is concerned.

 

Gearing up for tax season is one of the biggest tasks of any business and individual. Don’t wait until the last minute when you have to quickly backtrack through a whole pile of data to get everything in order. Follows hese easy practices to ensure that your business is well on its way when it comes to all tax concerns and laws.

 

Staying on top of your taxes is crucial to businesses and individuals alike. Avoid the risk of tax mistakes now. Find out everything you need to know about laws and requirements of corporate and business taxes in UK by getting in touch with D&V’s team of experts and professionals.

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