online-accounting-software-to-save-time-taxIn the technological world we now live, our expectations of communication and connectibility have increased signifiacntly. As you know, there are very few things that we are unable to access from anywhere in the world. All we need is a wi-fi connection and a mobile phone, tablet or laptop.

inheritance-tax-update-2016Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning can save your loved ones thousands of pounds in tax following your death. To be effective though, actions need to be taken in advance, so it is essential to keep up-to-date with the tax legislation surrounding IHT so you can ensure you are making savings. In 2015, a new tax relief for IHT on family homes was announced, to be available from 2017.

how-brexit-affects-your-financesBrexit has been very much the topic of conversation for the past three months and whether you voted for the UK to Leave or Remain in the EU, is now water under the bridge. We are all now part of a waiting game to see how things unravel in the coming weeks, months and maybe even years.

buy-to-let-property-investment-update With many of our contractor clients also choosing to invest in buy-to-let property, AJN have prepared a Buy-to-Let Update providing details around five key changing factors, and summarising both the current challenges, as well as the remaining opportunities for each.

contractor-tax-important-dates-16-17 The new tax year commenced on 6 April 2016, so this month it's important to familiarise yourself with what has changed and how you can benefit from the new contractor tax opportunities. AJN Accountants, as specialist contractor accountants, can provide bespoke tax planning for the 16/17 tax year to ensure you minimise your tax and maximise your contractor take home pay.

take-home-more-this-year-by-saving-tax It's only natural to want to take home at least a little more income year on year, and "pay-rises" of whatever kind are always welcome when contracts are renegotiated or the business profit exceeds that of the prior year. However, independently of increasing your income, fine tuning your financial position by ensuring you are maximising all known tax-breaks, can often leave a little more in your back pocket, with no extra work.