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, charities and companies, at the Ely office, where she is an Associate. She has a wide knowledge of all aspects of accountancy and tax, with a bias towards owner manager businesses. 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 regularly plays for her local netball team as well as keeping fit exercising her energetic labrador. She fills any spare time left in growing and cooking her own garden produce.
 
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Amanda Newman
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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27th November 2015 Trading Accounts

Putting off Preparing your first Accounts? Have you started in business between 6 April 2013 and 5 April 2014? If so, it is likely that you are due to prepare your first set of accounts. If you are self-employed these would have to be included on a self-assessment tax return, due for filing by the…

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10th August 2015 Husband and Wife Tax Planning

Start-ups: Make use of your spouse’s tax allowances. There are a lot of costs surrounding setting up your own business, so saving tax is a big concern for most clients. This can be done in a number of ways, through ensuring you are claiming all your business expenses. However there is also the consideration of…

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24th January 2015 Delay Payment of VAT to HMRC

Requests for Payment If you supply goods, the taxpoint for accounting for VAT on these sales is the sooner of: The raising of a tax invoice, or Receipt of payment. To delay this taxpoint, it will usually, therefore, be beneficial, prior to dispatching goods, to raise a “Request for Payment”,  “Application” or “Proforma Invoice” instead…

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6th August 2013 VAT Registration

Do I need to register for VAT? This is one of the many questions we hear from clients who have just started in business. The compulsory VAT registration threshold is currently £79,000. If you expect your annual turnover to exceed that threshold quickly, then you are probably best registering on day one. If not, and…

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