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Are you self-employed?  Find out what you can claim tax relief on

8 common expenses the self employed can or cannot deduct for tax Once I tell someone that I’m an accountant, the most common question I get is ‘is this claimable as a tax expense?’  So, as a helping hand, this blog provides information on 8 of the most common expenses that a self-employed person can

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Want to make money from property? Know your enemy

Want to make money from property?  Know your enemy …. Whether you are a property investor or property developer, you will face an array of taxes.  If you do not plan for these at the upfront, you may face a nasty surprise at the end of that property development or investment that your thought would make

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Pension Reforms – Game Changer for Property Investors?

 Pension reforms – A game changer for property investors? By Sharron Fletcher, Partner at RAE Business & Property – Background From April 2015, millions of pension savers aged 55+ will be able to take their entire pension fund in one lump sum.  So I’ve taken the time to review how the April 2015 pension

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The Joys of Cloud Accounting

 RAE BUSINESS & PROPERTY SERVICES  Introduction I’ve recently discovered the world of cloud accounting and I want to spread the word.  Too many SMEs are continuing to use desktop accounting software inefficiently and paying too much as well.  An efficient accounting system will help small business owners to reduce their fixed cost base and improve

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7 tips on how to reduce tenant disputes

  Sharron Fletcher, RAE Business & Property Services –  25.01.2015 Recently it was reported that last year, approximately 1 in 10 landlords had been involved in a tenant dispute, with two thirds settling the dispute in court.  The top cause of disputes is damage to property, followed by redecoration, cleaning and rent arrears.   Damage

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