Our clients naturally expect to pay the correct amount of tax. That's why we are one of Cheshire's leading tax experts. We have achieved this position by ensuring we ‘join the dots’ on your entire tax affairs and view the provision of expert tax advice to you and your business - and your family - as one entity for which we need to achieve the best overall rate of tax.

NEWSFLASH: Don't forget, the deadline for filing online tax returns is 31st January 2020. So tax returns for the year 6 April 2018 to 5 April 2019 can be filed online up to 31 January 2020.  If you need help with your self-assessment form, please contact us on 01270 623731 or use the Contact Us Form here on our website.

The majority of taxation disciplines contain significant overlap. By delivering our tax advice through a partner-led team of qualified tax advisors and chartered accountants, we ensure all available tax advice options are considered - and that they work together to your best tax advantage.  And we have particualr expertise in advising and assisting SME's and owner-managed business for entrepreneurs.

From a compliance perspective it is becoming more and more difficult for business owners to hold constructive dialogue with HMRC and it falls to your accountant to communicate on your behalf - an area we are extremely competent in and one which we are constantly monitoring as UK tax legislation changes. More recently those tax changes tend to be issued with little or no notice, hence it is essential that you capitalise on the relevant tax law while it is available.  An excellent example of this is R&D Tax Credits, more of which can be found on this subject under our Research and Development blogs.

In addition, the introduction of Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government's plan to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their tax affairs - meaning the end of annual tax returns for millions. Every person and business now has access to their own personalised digital tax account and these are being regularly expanded and improved - but if you're uncertain about your next steps, let one of our expert tax specialists and Cheshire accountants help you.

And if you are subject to a HMRC tax investigation or VAT inspection, it is even more important that you seek the correct professional accountancy support. Please don't ignore it.

A tax investigation is broken down into 3 categories: (i) aspect, (ii) full, and (iii) random. Aspect enquiries is where one or more areas of your tax information is reassesed; with full enquiries, as the name suggests, inspecting the whole of your tax and or self-assessment return. Random enquiries particularly target SME's and give HMRC the power to evaluate tax returns across any area of your business which is deemed high risk.  But don't panic, we're here to help you if you have a tax investigation or tax inspection.  We are expert tax advisors - contact us via the Contact page on our website, or email at our Nantwich accountants office, or at our Wilmslow accountants office.  

With offices in Nantwich and Wilmslow, Cheshire Accountants Afford Bond have particular expertise in helping SME's and owner-managed businesses  - our key competences are accounts, audit, taxation, payroll and corporate finance and we see constant overlap in the delivery of these services demonstrating the need for qualified and experienced advisors.