STRAIGHTFORWARD WITH NO FUSS

Our process keeps input required from you at a minimum

We provide this service for a fixed fee, so you know where you stand.

YEAR-END ACCOUNTS AND CORPORATION TAX RETURNS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES AT AFFORDABLE PRICES

We have invested heavily in staff, software and in-house processes to make the preparation of year-end accounts and corporation tax returns as painless for you as possible.

Tim Haggard, Partner at Haggards Crowther, is head of the team that specialises in year-end accounts. Tim has a commercial background having been involved in a number of successful start-up businesses in London. He is therefore very aware of the issues facing small business owners and, because the practice prepares accounts for hundreds of small businesses annually, we are very familiar with the methods that will ensure you pay as little tax as possible.

During the accounts preparation process, the input required from you will be kept to a minimum, enabling you to focus on the day to day running of your business. Once we have the information we need, our work is usually finished with a small number of emails and telephone calls. If you want to come in for a meeting in our Fulham offices, you will be most welcome and we will make best use of the time. Final clearances are more usually dealt with by email, and you can drop off or send us the signed accounts at your convenience.

Where possible we provide this service for a fixed fee, so that you know exactly where you stand. It is extremely unusual for us to revise the quote because of cost overrun, and fees will only increase with an increase in the size of the business (because there are more transactions to process) or because you have asked us to do more work on an ongoing basis (EG review and submit VAT returns).

A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO MINIMISING THE TAX BURDEN

Small business owners across the income spectrum are very focused on the tax they are paying. This is because of recent tax increases, which include an increase in national insurance rates, a lowering of the limit at which 40% tax is paid, the loss of the personal allowance on income over £100,000 and the introduction of tax rates over 40%. Ways in which we advise clients include:

  • Putting in place the right balance between salary and dividends.
  • Saving surplus cash in the company.
  • The transfer of mobile phone contracts into the company.
  • Getting the company to contribute to childcare costs.
  • Make pension contributions direct from your company to your pension scheme.
  • Claim as expenses a reasonable proportion of your home costs if your office is at home.
  • Reclaiming business expenses from the company, even if they are not allowable for tax.

HELP US TO HELP YOU

The sooner we get data from you after the year-end, the better. It means that issues are fresh in your mind, that there is no pressure to meet filing deadlines and, most importantly, there is better scope for tax planning.

THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL RELATIONSHIP:

  • Our processes.
  • Structured record keeping by you during the year. We can help you with this.
  • Timely provision of the data we require. The process should be over in 3-4 weeks.
  • Working together with a year-end accounting checklist. 

"Peter Crowther has always been a pleasure to deal with and always available when required. He is extremely professional & always able to answer any of my queries in a detailed & thorough manner. I will continue to recommend Haggards Crowther to friends and fellow work colleagues."

MR. AINSLEY, SW6