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VAT registration

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Your business must be VAT registered if your sale of taxable products or services exceeds the VAT threshold, which for 2014/15 is £81,000. But even if your turnover is below the VAT threshold, becoming VAT registered can provide benefits. You can deregister if you can show HMRC that your taxable turnover will fall below the threshold. 

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Self-employed home expenses

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If you’re running a business from your home, are you claiming all of the allowances and expenses to which you’re entitled?

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Tax calculators

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Tax calculators can provide an idea of your likely tax outgoings. We’ve brought together some online tax calculators that could help with your business tax planning.

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Advice for would-be exporters

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Looking to grow your business by expanding into overseas markets? If so, see our guidance for international traders on export VAT and tax responsibilities and international tax planning. You can also find a range of Free Open to Export webinars >>

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This site provides you with free information about tax. Topics covered include tax returns, income tax, VAT, capital gains and business rates. And you’ll find current rates and thresholds and online tax calculators. Although there's a wealth of information, there really is no substitute for tailored professional advice from a qualified accountant.

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