A start up business wanted to set up as a company, with three director-shareholders. They didn’t know how to go about this.
They also needed advice on the tax implications, opportunities and 'banana skins' of running a company.
From the information they had seen on the HMRC and Companies House websites they felt overwhelmed by the quantity of information and the jargon.
How have we helped?
On the spot visited their premises, understood their requirements and explained – face to face – what was required.
The owners were able to ask any question they liked and were given as long as necessary to make a decision until they were clear.
Due to on the spot’s advance planning, the company was set up online that day and on the spot provided the share certificates and registers.
As soon as HMRC sent the company's corporation tax code, on the spot used the reference to be set up online as the company’s tax agent.
On the spot discussed the directors' business plans and initial tax planning ideas such as tax reliefs for investing in plant and equipment, whether research and development tax relief (R&D) might be available or if they might need tax efficient external investment in the future (SEIS/EIS).
The directors liked to hear these initial ideas and welcomed a continuing dialogue going forward. They confirmed they wanted to focus on growing their business and therefore for their routine book keeping work to be done by a bookkeeper using a recommended software package.
On the spot recommended one of their trusted book keepers. The book keeper quoted for preparing PAYE and VAT returns, and monthly management accounts.
On the spot quoted to review and advise on the monthly management accounts, check VAT treatments as well as to provide routine tax advice on salary and dividends levels, tax ideas and claims and prepare the year end statutory accounts and tax returns working with the book keeper as necessary.
For a fixed fee, it's all covered!
The most appropriate people are doing the work they are trained and experienced in, and the directors are free to grow their business.