Awful Bank Service

You will see from today’s Daily Mail, that the Friendly Accountant has now become the Friendly Campaigning Accountant : Awful Bank Service I am attacking this from a personal angle, I’m a bank customer myself, and I act for lots of clients who are also affected by awful bank service :- – general poor service … Continued


FSB London business awards 2015 - Finalist

FSB London Business Awards 2015 – Finalist

I am actually rather chuffed to announce that Stuart Harris Associates are finalists in the FSB London Business Awards 2015. We have been nominated in the Business Innovation category for our e-reminders. This simple electronic calendar device reminds our clients of their tax liabilities. I’d also like to give the FSB a plug. They are … Continued


HMRC

Dealing with HMRC – Tactics

As a seasoned professional, I sometimes have to think outside of the box in order to win an argument with HMRC. In fact, my clients don’t get a lot of queries, and I’ve been told that HMRC keep a database of those accountants they think are reputable, and those that aren’t. However, over the years, … Continued

Saving Tax

One of the things I’m quite shy about is jumping up and down and boasting how much tax I’m going to save people. The reality is that if I simply get on with my job quietly, on average, I probably do save my clients circa £2,000 to £3,000 every year. However, I did recently save … Continued

Stuart Harris – Friendly Accountant

Things are quietening down after self-assessment, and we are now nearly at the end of another tax year. I therefore thought I’d write an article telling you a bit more about me, Stuart Harris, and how I run Stuart Harris Associates. Originally, I’m from South London where I trained and was a partner with my … Continued

Cloud-Based Bookkeeping and Other Services

Ask us about cloud-based bookkeeping packages. In particular, we recommend Iris OpenBooks (powered by FreeAgent). However, there are also other good packages eg Sage, KashFlow, Xero etc – because of all the competition it’s a win-win situation for users ! At Stuart Harris Associates, we now have a number of very happy clients using these … Continued

Should I Incorporate ?

All you need to know but were afraid to ask about choosing the right way to trade…………. What are the options ? Sole trader Partnership Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) Limited Company Sole Trader This is simply where you are trading in your own name and you are your own boss !!! Partnership This is where … Continued

What is a fair amount of tax to pay ?

I guess that’s a bit of a leading question, as most of us would say that we don’t want to pay any tax at all. However, we all know that in reality, taxes are a necessary evil. Most of us appreciate that all our public services (eg schools, health etc etc) need to be funded somehow.