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New Tax Year - Important changes that affect you

There's often a raft of changes that affect small businesses as we embark on a new tax year. Most are rather uninteresting minor adjustments in tax rates. However, there's a few t…
There's often a raft of changes that affect small businesses as we embark on a new tax year. Most are rather uninteresting minor adjustments in tax rates. However, there's a few that caught the eye this year.... and could make a real difference to the amo…

Your Tax Questions Answered

R&D tax credits, Enterprise Investment Schemes, tax relief, filing requirements, dependents, exemptions - unless it's your job, understanding tax can be a real challenge. So we…
The easy way to get your tax questions answered. Join in the live debate on Twitter, and get your questions answered, so, we can help you make a difference to your tax efficiency.

Spotting tax opportunities

With the 5th April just around the corner, we thought now would be a good time to run through a real-life example of how Wow's proactive approach to tax planning can save you tax.…
A real-life example to show you how we can save you tax prior to 5 April.

Up all night to get wealthy...

Last month, Justin Urquhart Stewart, one of the world's most respected business & economic commentators, spoke at a Wow Network event. Justin shared his views on the global econom…
The future of the global economy..... and your investments. Last month, Justin Urquhart Stewart, one of the world's most respected business & economic commentators, spoke at a Wow Network event. Justin shared his views on the global economy, as well as ho…

Relevant for every business owner?

There are not many opportunities to squeeze a little bit extra out of HMRC when you are running a small business. However, Relevant Life Policies are a great way for business owne…
It's not often you can get HMRC to pay for something for you however if you are a business owner, the taxman can help pay for your life assurance benefits. An opportunity not to be missed.

Geoff's 90 second tax efficiency audit

It is always a good idea to check from time to time that you are not paying more tax than you need to. With this in mind, Wow Financial Planner, Geoff Mabbutt has come up with som…
It is always a good idea to check from time to time that you are not paying more tax than you need to. With this in mind, Wow Financial Planner, Geoff Mabbutt has come up with some quick questions to cover the most common areas where business owners could…

The Budget 2013 - What it means for small businesses

The Budget 2013 was never going to be a huge giveaway and we believe George Osborne actually did a pretty good job of giving a helping hand to small businesses.  Whilst acces…
Despite the fact George Osborne seemingly had very little to play with, he delivered what we think most people would regard as a fairly positive Budget for small businesses. Of course there are people who will claim that more could have been done but we …

Tax Year End - Simple stuff that works

So, 2012 was supposed to signal the end of tax planning as we know it.  That may well be the case for people involved in contentious schemes. However, there are a whole load …
So, 2012 was a year when the spotlight was on tax planning and everyone from Jimmy Carr to Starbucks was in its glare. But tax planning isn't just about complex and contentious schemes. In fact, there are really simple strategies for paying less tax tha…

Autumn Statement - What you need to know

We all knew George didn't have much to play with in his Autumn Statement so it was never going to be a huge giveaway to small businesses. But there were a few surprises in there w…
The Chancellor gave small business owners a bit of early Christmas cheer in his Autumn Statement. Here are the main headlines and how you will be affected.

HMRC is coming for you! (No joke).

We all know that the number crunchers at the Treasury have a black hole to fill (or the ‘tax gap’ as they call it). In their wisdom, the Treasury in the guise of thei…
The Treasury have a black hole to fill (or the ‘tax gap’ as they call it) and in the guise of their evil henchman, HMRC, they have re-started their much criticised campaign of ‘Business Record Checks’. If you are based in London or East Anglia, yours is t…

How to pay as little tax as Google

  There’s been much hysteria from the usual media outlets about the amount of Corporation Tax that Google (amongst others) pay in the UK. So much so that high-rankin…
What every business needs to know about Corporation Tax. A quick 2-step guide to paying the same level of Corporation Tax as Google, Amazon or Starbucks.

Save tax with Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes

Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) have always been pretty tax efficient – but the new Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS), announced by the government in the last Bu…
Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) have always been pretty tax efficient – but the new Seed Enterprise Investment Schemes (SEIS), announced by the government in the last Budget, really do make investing in smaller businesses a great way of saving tax. Wh…

New Tax Year. New ways to be tax-efficient

A new tax year is upon us, sneaking up on us over the Easter break on 6 April. The rules have all changed, which means there are new opportunities for business owners to save tax …
A new tax year is upon us, sneaking up on us over the Easter break on 6 April. The rules have all changed, which means there are new opportunities for business owners to save tax (or pay too much of it, if you don’t adapt to the changes in this article).

Budget 2012

In previous years, the Budget has often been a highly anticipated event, full of surprises and talking points – this was not one of those years. However, despite the fact we…
In previous years, the Budget has often been a highly anticipated event, full of surprises and talking points – this was not one of those years. However, despite the fact we all knew what George Osborne was going to say before he said it, there is still p…

How to Beat The Taxman before 5 April

With only a few weeks to go prior to the end of the 2011/12 tax year on 5 April, it is vitally important to ensure that you take action now to minimise your potential tax liabilit…
With only a few weeks to go prior to the end of the 2011/12 tax year on 5 April, it is vitally important to ensure that you take action now to minimise your potential tax liabilities. Completing Wow's Tax Planning Checklist will ensure that you are consid…

Draw an extra £1,110 from your business, tax free

Okay, so the snappy headline got you to open this blog, now we had better deliver on our promise. We’ll explain how we got to this figure and then show you a simple way that you c…
We’ve done some research into the expenses that business owners can legitimately claim back from their business and looked at how much of this total is actually claimed back on average. The difference was £1,110. Read this article to find out what the oth…

Autumn Statement - Small Business Digest

Click here for the full (98 page) Autumn Statement Alternatively, you can read our handy digest for UK small businesses below.... Economic growth The economic growth forecas…
Today the Chancellor, George Osborne addressed Parliament in his Autumn Statement as the black clouds of gloomy economic data gathered overhead. As the winds die down on a stormy session in Westminster, are there any rays of sunshine for small businesses …

6 Easy Ways To Save Tax

With a whole raft of new tax changes implemented, we wanted to share with you our top 6 tax planning ideas for the remainder of the tax year. With taxation on the rise, making the…
With a whole raft of new tax changes implemented, we wanted to share with you our top 6 tax planning ideas for the remainder of the tax year. With taxation on the rise, making the most of the tax planning opportunities available will become increasingly i…

New Tax Laws - April 2011

With major tax changes happening in April 2011, business owners need to prepare now in order to maximise tax efficiency and manage cashflow.  We love helping people save …
With major tax changes happening in April 2011, business owners need to prepare now in order to maximise tax efficiency and manage cashflow.

Tax Tables 2011

As you probably know, 6th April is the start of the tax year and there's been a few changes that will affect you. In the olden days, accountants used to send out tax t…
6th April is the start of the tax year and there's been a few changes that will affect you...