Ben Kilby (Kings Lynn)

Ben trained with Whiting & Partners at the King’s Lynn office and has been with the firm since 2003. He qualified as a member of the AAT in 2007 and then a fellow member in 2012. In 2016, he started building up his own portfolio of work. He has extensive experience of many software packages including Xero, Quickbooks Online, Sage Line 50, Farmplan, Landmark Key accounts and Sage 50 forecasting. He uses these for a whole range of bookkeeping services including preparing VAT Returns and the production management accounts. Out of work hours he enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with the family alongside voluntary teaching.

 
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Ben Kilby
23rd July 2018 MTD for VAT – FARMPLAN READY!

As of 18 July 2018, HMRC has issued a list of software suppliers supporting Making Tax Digital for VAT. Amongst the list is Farmplan, the only agricultural software supplier. Farmplan has met the criteria HMRC have stipulated for Beta testing. It shows that Farmplan is committed to providing software that is compatible for MTD for…

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4th November 2016 Farm Accounting

Farm Accounts: Reached the Cloud? As technology has advanced in Agriculture and more bespoke equipment is being used day in day out, is it time for farmers to reach for the cloud? Can farm accounts software meet this challenge…..Yes they can! Over the past few months we have been working closely with Quickbooks Online to…

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17th August 2016 Electronic Data Input

IT Savvy Farmers: AF Online Link helps automate book-keeping. Do you have an account with the buying group Anglia Farmers Ltd? Are you tired of entering invoices manually into your accounting software? Anglia Farmers have an online link called ‘AF Interactive’. Throughout the month Anglia Farmers publish their members invoices to this online portal. During…

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6th February 2016 Book-keeping

How do I keep my business records? Have you just started in business? Are you at the stage of wondering what bookkeeping records you should keep? The law states: “That if you have to send H M Revenue and Customs a tax return you must keep all records and documents you need to complete the…

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3rd July 2015 VAT Compliance

VAT Errors: Penalties or independent audit ? In an interesting development we have recently received instructions to undertake an independent audit of the UK VAT records of an overseas trader. The client, who is registered for VAT in this country, had completed VAT returns but made a mistake which resulted in a penalty being levied…

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30th June 2014 Worker Tax Status

Employer or Self-Employed? – that is the question As an employer, legislation makes it your responsibility to correctly determine the employment status of your workers – that is, whether they’re employed by you or self-employed. This depends on the terms and conditions of your working relationship with each worker. It’s important to get your workers’…

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8th December 2012 VAT Returns

VAT Returns – Compulsory online filing has benefits It has now been nearly nine months since HM Revenue & Customs have stipulated that all VAT registered businesses should file their VAT returns online, apart from a number who are exempt. But some may say, what are the benefits of VAT online? 1. Security – all…

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