Accountants for Surveyors and Architects

At Dead Simple Accounting, we recognise that architects and surveyors play a pivotal role in shaping our environment, necessitating a robust financial foundation to bring visionary projects to fruition. Our tailor-made accounting services are crafted to navigate the intricacies of the industry, ensuring your financial framework is as well-constructed as the spaces and structures you design.

Why Use Dead Simple Accounting

Dealing with finances is no easy feat considering the amount of paperwork and legalities involved. Dead Simple Accounting takes on the boring stuff, leaving you to focus on maintaining and growing your business.

We work with lots of contractors from all fields, and know the challenges they may face, as well as all the possible expenses you could claim. We can guide you through the entire process, from registering as self-employed to completing your self-assessment and filing them with HMRC.

We also offer services that help to forecast any risks that stand in the way of your goals.

  • Industry-Specific Expertise: With extensive experience supporting surveyors and architects, we offer specialised knowledge that transcends basic accounting, appreciating the nuances from project inception to completion.
  • Holistic Service Offering: From tax efficiency and compliance to strategic financial advice tailored for the distinct demands of your profession. We deliver a comprehensive suite of services, including:
    • Business incorporation and strategic planning for sustainable growth.
    • Project costing, cash flow management, and profitability analysis to underpin your projects’ financial health.
    • VAT, Corporation Tax returns, and R&D tax credits consultancy to optimise your tax situation and enhance liquidity.
    • Payroll and timesheet solutions to simplify personnel and subcontractor financial management.
    • Unlimited advisory support at no extra cost, ensuring accessible financial guidance when required.

Our Pricing

At Dead Simple Accounting we charge just £275 including VAT for self-assessment tax returns, and can take you through the entire process.

If you’re interested in other services, such as setting up a company or payroll, head over to our quote page for a free and instant estimate.

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What Expenses can Architects and Surveyors Claim?

Understanding what expenses you can claim is crucial for reducing your tax liability and maximising profitability. Here are some of the key expenses surveyors and architects should consider:

  • Professional Subscriptions and Memberships: Costs associated with professional bodies like the RIBA or RICS can often be expensed.
  • Software and Tools: Essential tools of your trade, from CAD software subscriptions to specialised surveying equipment, can be claimed.
  • Office Costs: Whether you rent an office space or work from home, a portion of your utility bills, rent, and insurance may be deductible.
  • Travel Expenses: Travel costs related to site visits or client meetings, including mileage, train fares, and overnight accommodation, can be expensed.
  • Marketing and Website Costs: Expenses incurred in promoting your business, including website hosting and advertising, are deductible.
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Costs related to further training, courses, and seminars to enhance your professional skills can be claimed.
  • Staff Costs and Outsourced Services: Salaries, contractor fees, and outsourced services like cleaning can be expensed if they are directly related to your business operations.
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