Amanda Newman (Ely)

Amanda joined the firm in 2000, when she began studying for the AAT accounting qualification. She soon passed with flying colours and progressed to study with the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales, qualifying in 2006.

Amanda now manages a portfolio of general practice clients, including sole traders, partnerships and companies, at the Ely office, where she is a resident Partner. She has a wide knowledge of all aspects of accountancy and tax, with a bias towards small businesses, particularly sole traders and partnerships as well as owner managed Limited Companies.

She has a keen interest in start-ups and the opportunities this offers to be of assistance to them in their early days of set-up, guiding them through incorporation of a company, handling book keeping and all of the compliance issues that come along with starting a business for the first time. She chairs the firm's Start-up group.

Outside of the office Amanda is kept busy with her young daughter. She fills any spare time left in growing her own garden produce.

 
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Amanda Newman
30th May 2018 CITB Levy form requirement

It is the time of year when contractors are being issued with their CITB Levy forms, with a completion deadline of 30 June 2018. For those starting in the construction industry the registration process is easily not realised. For the purpose of the construction industry an employer includes those with subcontractors, and therefore the annual…

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3rd May 2018 MTD delayed further is not the case

HMRC have recently issued further information regarding MTD , stating prioritising EU exit work is delaying plans to introduce further digital services for individuals. This however ONLY affects simple assessment and real time tax code changes, HMRC are still striving to encourage further uptake of personal tax accounts. Simple assessment was intended to take two…

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20th April 2018 Ely clients attend latest MTD Seminar

Monday evening saw the third of our MTD seminars, held at our Ely office. Having sold out very quickly, we had a full turnout. We explained to clients what MTD was and how the changes would directly affect them, as well as talking through the benefits of changing to digital accounting records. Following the presentation…

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16th March 2018 MTD is coming

If your turnover is over £85k and you are VAT registered, you now have just over twelve months to ensure you are using HMRC approved accounting software to be able to be able to submit your VAT return. HMRC’s timeline is now as follows:  

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1st June 2017 Making Tax Digital –Standard Chart of Accounts

For some clients making tax digital is now start to loom with them needing to commence quarterly returns in less than twelve months. With this in mind, they may be looking to set up new software programmes in preparation. But where do you start with the headings to use in your accounts? HMRC have stated…

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10th April 2017 Making Tax Digital – Ely Seminar

Is your turnover more than £85k and you are a sole trader, partnership or landlord? If so you will need to comply with making tax digital from April 2018. Now is the time to start using software to ensure you are used to a new programme ahead of filing live returns to HMRC. Our Ely…

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13th March 2017 MTD Seminar Invitation

Making Tax Digital: Seminar Invite. Attend a free seminar at our Ely office on 11 April 2017 at 8:30am, to understand the new digitised book keeping and quarterly submission requirements of Making Tax Digital: Full Invite Details and RSVP Return Slip Blog entry by: Amanda Newman.  

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8th March 2017 Budget 2017

What’s in it for the self-employed? Starting with the good news, those with a turnover of less than £85k have been delayed from having to adopt accounting software and quarterly reporting under HMRC’s new Making  Tax digital until April 2019. However, on the downside, you will have to pay 10% class 4 national insurance rather…

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18th October 2016 Limited Company v Sole Trader

Minimising the tax paid on profits is a key aim of most SME businesses. The tax benefits of trading through a limited company, as compared to operating as a sole trader or partnership, soon becomes attractive as profits grow.

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25th July 2016 Summer Holiday Dreaming

Dreaming of Starting your own Business? The summer holidays are here, which means for most people you will have the traditional summer break, and then face the prospect of returning to work. This is when thoughts may wander to starting your own business – working for yourself rather than for someone else. For many this…

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