Keeping tax simple by James Smith BSc ACA
A small business bible for bookkeeping, cash flow, tax and VAT
Contents of Keeping Tax Simple
SECTION 1 Basic Bookkeeping
Chapter 1 How to Keep Basic Records
Chapter 2 Basic Accounting Controls
Chapter 3 How to Send Out Invoices That Get Paid!
Chapter 4 What Records the Taxman Expects You to Keep
SECTION 2 Introducing VAT
Chapter 5 How VAT Works in Plain English
Chapter 6 VAT Jargon Demystified
SECTION 3 How Good Accounts Help a Business Grow
Chapter 7 Introduction
Chapter 8 Case Study 1: James’s Bookshop
Chapter 9 Case Study 2: Emily’s Art
SECTION 4 How to Complete Your Tax Return Without Fuss
Chapter 10 Business Tax Return Basics
Chapter 11 Case Study 1: A Simple Service Business
Chapter 12 Case Study 2: A Simple Stock Business
Chapter 13 Further Self-Assessment Issues
Chapter 14 General Self-Assessment Tips
SECTION 5 Accounting for Limited Companies
Chapter 15 The Basics
Chapter 16 How to Benefit from a Director’s Loan Account
Chapter 17 How to Claim Back Money from Your Company
Chapter 18 Limited Company Summary
SECTION 6 Everything You Need to Know About VAT
Chapter 19 Basic Bookkeeping with VAT
Chapter 20 How to Complete Your VAT Return
Chapter 21 Overseas Purchases & Sales
Chapter 22 Pros & Cons of the Cash Basis
Chapter 23 How to Benefit from the Flat Rate Scheme
SECTION 7 How to Pay Less VAT
Chapter 24 Who Should Register for VAT Early?
Chapter 25 How to Register for VAT
Chapter 26 VAT Schemes – Saving You Time & Money
Chapter 27 Clever VAT Registration Strategies
SECTION 8 How to Increase Cashflow & Boost Profits
Chapter 28 Why Is My Cash Flow Poor?
Chapter 29 Smart Business Strategies for Strong Cash Flow
Chapter 30 Great Billing Tactics to Get the Cash Rolling In
Chapter 31 Effective Credit Control
SECTION 9 Other Issues for the Small Business
Chapter 32 The Best Accounting Software
Chapter 33 Your First Employee
Chapter 34 How to Choose an Accountant or Bookkeeper
Appendix 1 Headed Paper
Appendix 2 Revenue and Customs Categories for Self-Assessment
Appendix 3 Flat Rate VAT Scheme Limits
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