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Cottons host Event for the VAT Practitioners Group

Cottons host Event for the VAT Practitioners Group

Cottons Chartered Accountants are proud members of VPG (VAT Practitioners Group), a national organisation of people who specialise in VAT.
Staying Ahead Of The Game With VPG

Staying Ahead Of The Game With VPG

Cottons Chartered Accountants are proud members of VPG (VAT Practitioners Group), a national organisation of people who specialise in VAT.
The Tax Challenge

The Tax Challenge

Here at Cottons Chartered Accountants, we understand what it is like to be a small business.
Hot or Cold? Eat In Or Take Away? VAT’s The Difference In The Food Industry

Hot or Cold? Eat In Or Take Away? VAT’s The Difference In The Food Industry

The VAT Implications of food are not straightforward to say the least. Whilst the food and hospitality industries are like all other businesses in that they must become VAT registered once their annual turnover reaches £85,000, the specifics of whether food sales are VATable and at what rate can be a minefield.
Maximise Savings by Using Tax Relief Schemes

Maximise Savings by Using Tax Relief Schemes

Reviewing your finances throughout the year provides sufficient time before the end of the tax year, at the beginning of April, in order to make sure that you are fully utilising all of the tax reliefs which are available to you.
Get Into Fit Financial Shape In 2018

Get Into Fit Financial Shape In 2018

The new calendar year is a great time to take stock of your finances. Reviewing your finances in January and February provides sufficient time before the end of the tax year, at the beginning of April, in order to make sure that you are fully utilising all of the tax reliefs which are available to […]
Small Business Trends For 2018

Small Business Trends For 2018

Many small business owners work in the present, a space which is fast-moving and always evolving.
2017 – A Year Of Growth

2017 – A Year Of Growth

2017 has been an extremely exciting year for Cottons Chartered Accountants. We’ve seen extensive growth with new offices and staff, continued client success and even a brand-new website.
Cottons Chartered Accountants – December News

Cottons Chartered Accountants – December News

As always, it’s been a busy month here at Cottons! We’ve been training our employees, raising money for charity and as it’s December there’s been a lot of festive fun!
Charity Accountancy Specialists

Charity Accountancy Specialists

There have been recent changes to the requirements of any charity account reports signed on or after the 1st December, therefore some charity accounting obligations have been affected.
Christmas Gifts

Christmas Gifts

We all like to receive gifts but are you aware that there are also tax breaks when giving gifts too! Provided that a few simple guidelines are followed then a business can successfully deduct the cost of providing them against their profits and in turn pay less tax.
Allowances for Entertaining: Staff And Clients

Allowances for Entertaining: Staff And Clients

Whilst costs relating to entertaining staff and clients are a common cost of doing business, and are perfectly valid to include within your profit and loss account, only certain associated expenditure will be allowed to be deductible for corporation tax and VAT purposes.

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