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Pension: your unused annual allowance Work this out at www.hmrc.gov.uk/tools/pension-allowance/index.htm

Tax refund? Is it too late to claim? See the new (from April 2010 for most) time limits at time limits.

Keeping Records: What the Revenue expect, see the Revenue's help sheet http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/factsheet/record-keeping.pdf published Jan 2010.

PayRoll For all your payroll needs, have a look at BS PayRoll - your payroll, their passion!

The Business Rescue Centre for businesses in trouble can be phoned on 01442 233 123, or click here.

Partnership Consultancy Services Ltd offers a review to determine solutions for businesses that want to grow or need help or funding. Your first meeting with them is free. If you contact them, let us know what you think. We haven't tried them. Find them at www.PartnershipConsultancy.com

Share of Property Notice of declaration of beneficial interests in joint property and income Form 17.

Pay Your Tax etc On Line or Telephone with a plastic card. Click https://www.billpayment.co.uk/hmrc/scripts/index.asp, or dial 01726 209 025 (this is normally cheaper than dialing the 0845 number that HMRC publish).

Is Your Financial Adviser Regulated ? See www.fsa.gov.uk/pages/register to check if your financial adviser is regulated.

The Consumer Association (Which?) sells tax return completion software called TaxCalc for £24.99 (to non-members),and presumably cheaper for members. We have not tried it. www.taxcalc.com. They can be reached on 0800 920 140 and 0800 252 100. This software can be purchased online and downloaded by clicking here.

Companies can submit a lot of stuff online to Companies House, https://ewf.companieshouse.gov.uk.

Got Your Own Company? What travel expenses can you pay yourself tax free? See the HMRC Inspectors' Manual.

Companies what travel expenses can you pay your staff tax free? http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/eimanual/EIM32000.htm

Employee Site-Based Workers / Construction Workers / Agency Workers: What travel expenses can you claim - if you are an employee? http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/manuals/eimanual/EIM32132.htm

Free Business Banking Bank Santander offers free business banking forever. So does The Alliance & Leicester. Most banks offer an initial period of free banking for businesses.

Tax Cheats Bad news for tax cheats ... very bad news. Some extraordinary steps that HMRC is taking to catch tax cheats.

Free Courses In business? The Revenue run courses / workshops for businesses. These are free. See www.hmrc.gov.uk/bst/index.htm

Hate Bookkeeping? Got a tiny business? Self-employed? Not registered for VAT? Can't be bothered with bookkeeping. Try this. No books, no software, and no computers. Click here for more about the most simple method of bookeeping in the world !

Instant Tax Refund Ltd sells software that allows you to calculate the value of any tax refund due to employees (only). It produces a proforma letter to the Revenue, on which you fill in detail relevant to you, asking for the refund. The software is posted to you. We have not tried it. The cost was about £40, when we last checked. Freefone 0800 064 0270 0800 064 0270, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Or www.instanttaxrefund.co.uk

Tax Credits Calculator Are you entitled to tax credits? Try the HMRC's Tax Credits Online.

100% Tax Relief: Certain items of new plant qualify for a 100% first year allowanace (FYA). This includes 'clean' motor cars - click for more. The list of qualifying plant is frequently updated. To view it, visit the government website www.eca.gov.uk. From April 2008 most items of plant will qualify for 100% tax relief in the year of purchase - the new Annual Investment Allowance allows you to invest up to £50,000 with a 100% tax claim per annum. To achieve the desired result, you must get advice from a suitably qualified person on this before you make any decisions.

Self employed? Working from home? What can you claim for the use of your home?

Bookeeping software by Simply Books for "... very small businesses, sole traders and the self employed." claims "No accounting knowledge needed". When we last looked it was available for about £79.99. www.simplybooks.net. We haven't tried it.

TaxAid provides free tax help for those who can't afford to use a tax adviser or accountant. TaxAid is based in London. www.taxaid.co.uk The TaxAid website is full of fascinating tax material - even if you can afford an accountant. (TaxAid also need suitably qualified volunteers.)

Free tax advice for low-income pensioners: TaxHelp for Older People (TOP). Currently at www.taxaid.co.uk
Source: http://www.taxaid.org.uk/news/news.cfm?id=561 November 2002

The Federation of Small Businesses offers a great deal of help to small businesses, including tax advice if you're a member. www.fsb.org.uk

Student Loans: Should you or should you not show your student loan repayments on your tax return form? The Student Loans Website should be of assistance if you have a query relating to student loans. www.slc.co.uk

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The Chartered Institute of Taxation is the leading body in the UK concerned solely with taxation. They have a very large and informative website, although they seem to have removed the wonderful pages that allowed you to work out your own tax position on line. www.tax.org.uk

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW): www.icaew.co.uk

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS): www.icas.org.uk

Companies House: www.companieshouse.co.uk

HM Revenue & Customs: www.hmrc.gov.uk

creditaction: For debt and money worries. Free, confidential, and independent advice on 0800 138 1111. Or visit www.creditaction.org.uk.

Business Debtline: Debt counselling service for the self-employed and small businesses. Telephone 0800 197 6026 for free confidential and independent advice. "A free lifeline for small business, because even the best plans go wrong."

Unable to Pay Your Tax? Please contact us to discover how to handle HMRC if you can't afford to pay your tax. And to whom to turn if things are really bad.

The Samaritans: "Whatever you're going through, we'll go through it with you" are at 0345 90 90 90.

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