COVID-19 / Support for the self-employed

It’s good news at last for the self-employed! The chancellor announced yesterday evening that you can get a taxable grant up to a maximum of £2,500 a month, for 3 months. CAN I APPLY? Yes, IF you’re self-employed or a member of a partnership AND if: You’ve submitted your 2018/19 tax return (this was due … Read more

We won 2 x SME News Finance Awards!


We won 2 x SME News’ Finances Awards! Most Outstanding Accountancy Firm & Distinction Award for Client Service Excellence In SME News’ words: “Whilst the greater financial landscape has become defined by long-standing brick and mortar establishments, the work of British SMEs cannot be underestimated. Regardless of their size or scope of their expertise, it … Read more

I got a text!


No this isn’t #LoveIsland !? We’ll remind you how much you owe HMRC, and when to pay it. All by text message in January & July! So that’s one less thing to worry about remembering.Dead. Simple.

The small business guide to marketing on a budget


Tide Banking have put together this fantastic FREE guide. ? FREE pdf guide download: ? We’ll be featured as guest bloggers on Tide’s site very soon too, offering our two cents on all things tax & accounting. ? Remember you can setup a Tide Banking account in 5mins, and if you use the promo code DEADSIMPLE you’ll get … Read more

How do I register for Self Assessment?


First off you need to register for Self Assessment by the 5th October before the January 31st Self Assessment submission deadline.  So that means if you need to complete a Self Assessment for the 2018/19 tax year (6 April 2018 – 5 April 2019), you need to register for Self Assessment by 5th October 2019. … Read more

Client Spotlight #2 Fred Janssen | Founder of Green House


A London delivery based restaurant making the best food for your brain, mind and body. No shortcuts. No excuses. A fully transparent food company focused on making real, nutrient-rich food, with pronounceable ingredients. So Fred tell us a little bit about yourself, and the story behind starting Green House I’m originally from Belgium and have … Read more

Client Spotlight #1 Michael Man | Co-founder of ManMade Group


An award winning family from Reading who have a passion for telling stories through video production & photography Their awards include: Top3 Videographers in Reading Regional winner of the 2019 Wedding Industry awards National finalist of the 2019 Wedding Industry awards We’re Berkshire-based videographers who tailor our video production and photography services to the specific … Read more

Don’t forget to pay your July payment on account!


If you’re one of our clients, and this applies to you, you’ll have got an email in the last day or two from us detailing the exact amount due, the unique reference to use, and 4 options of paying…. so we got you covered ? But for any readers of our blog who aren’t our … Read more

There’s no running from the tax man!


So you’ve filed your tax return before the due date. Perhaps you used a fantastic accountant like our team at Dead Simple Accounting! But quite a few of our clients then stress over how they can afford the tax especially if it involves payments on account (see our separate blog post on these). The bad … Read more

Claim working from home expenses if you’re self employed


Tax and good news don’t always go in hand. But here’s an exception! You can get tax relief on a proportion of home bills e.g. Heating Electricity Water Council Tax* Mortgage interest** or rent Broadband Phone bills *You may have to pay business rates rather than council tax if you used a significant area of … Read more