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For many people, the rules and regulations concerning the management of a limited company’s finances can seem complex and impossible to navigate without specialist expertise. Using an accountant who is familiar with the ins and outs of the tax system is the best way to ensure that your business administration is kept up to date and compliant. Running a business can be hard enough without worrying about your bookkeeping and trying to keep track of the various rates of tax that might apply to your income, profits and investments, but an accountant will save you time and money and free you up to focus on your work.
One of the most commonly asked questions by a limited company owner or those thinking about forming, is “Should I appoint an accountant?” Though it isn’t compulsory to have an accountant, they can help you set up your company and guide you through the often mind boggling first few months of company ownership by advising on share structures, registering your company VAT and setting your company up for Corporation Tax and ensuring your company is always operating as tax efficiently as possible.
If you do decide to set up a limited company there will be some administrative work to complete on a monthly basis. As a limited company owner here are some benefits to hiring an accountant:
A good accountant will not only help you with structuring your company in the most tax efficient way but, also completing all your personal and business taxation needs such as end of year accounts, dividend administration and VAT returns.
This is one of the most important times of the year for limited companies, where the majority of the work is done; your accountant will be completing the following:
If you have chosen to form your own limited company with us, we register and form your company for you, which does include the VAT flat rate scheme, corporation tax, PAYE registration at companies house. Nixon Williams also offer the points below:
Nixon Williams can offer this service and more for just £95+VAT and you can find out more through our Starting Out as a Contractor page. Having an accountant can make the process so much smoother and also provide you with peace of mind.
A good accountant can advise you on PAYE, P60 and many other aspects of payroll. Most of the time this only applies if and or when you have an employee of your limited company, however if you are the sole director of the limited company you would pay yourself a salary and then dividends, as and when if the profit was available.
In the long term, appointing an accountant can give you more freedom than if you were to complete the administration work by yourself. It also makes the process run smoothly and it becomes less stressful.Nixon Williams can offer you this for a fixed monthly fee of only £95+ VAT a month. To appoint Nixon Williams as your accountants or if you have any questions about contracting, please call our New Business Team on 01253 362 062.