P11D forms are made simple by Intouch

P11D forms are made simple by Intouch

We’re now just over a month into the new tax year, and like many contractor accountants we’re busy preparing P11D forms for our clients.  In prior years this process has been quite time consuming all round, but thanks to ongoing Intouch developments the whole system is now quite painless for our clients.

The questionnaire we have developed will automatically gather the data it requires from the client portal, so we don’t need to ask clients the same questions twice, there’s no need for them to search around to find anything else they may need, and each form is then reviewed by their Contractor Accountant before being submitted to HMRC.  This allows us to offer advice every step of the way, and spend our time helping and advising rather than getting bogged down in paperwork.

Our first P11D submission was in fact made within a couple of hours of us releasing the form, from a happy client who has been with us since we started back in 2010….

“Yet another example of the well designed and easy to follow processes that Intouch offer. The whole portal experience stops me having to worry about my finances and lets me get on with running my business. I have never regretted choosing Intouch for my accountancy.  They are responsive and easy to talk to and always there when I need them and they offer excellent value for money.”

As a thank you to the client we’ve awarded £150 in Amazon vouchers. The first 500 submissions of the P11D questionnaires will also be entered into a prize draw where 4 more lucky clients will win £100 of Amazon vouchers, we’re hoping this will help show our other clients how easy the process is, and that there’s a benefit to getting it done early!

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.

Intouch Accounting appoints a Director of Client Services

Intouch Accounting appoints a Director of Client Services

Intouch Accounting is delighted to announce the appointment of Clare Rickman as Director of Client Services from 1 February 2014.

“With this appointment Intouch is making Clare’s opinions available to all of our clients, and their colleagues in the workplace and not just her lucky clients” said Paul Gough, Managing Director.

Clare has been with Intouch Accounting for four years providing quality advice and practical guidance to all of her clients. She has also been recently recognised as a treasured asset to the Contractor UK community being voted Contractor UK Forum Adviser of the Year 2013 by their readership.

Clare will continue to play a vital role as a key adviser to her clients, as well as focusing on the growth of our social media and referral channels. Intouch are investing more resources to increase the quality of content across the Intouch Blog and our social media pages, to assist UK contractors and freelancers to understand the benefits of trading as Personal Service Companies.

Sign up to our Intouch Contractor Network LinkedIn page and be at the forefront of the latest contractor news, advice and tips.

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.

Intouch Accounting wins Best Forum Adviser in Contractor UK Awards 2013

Intouch Accounting wins Best Forum Adviser in Contractor UK Awards 2013

We are delighted to announce that Clare Rickman from Intouch Accounting was voted “Best Forum Adviser” in the Contractor UK Reader Awards 2013.

The Contractor UK forum is a healthy environment for learning, sharing, and helping contractors. Clare Rickman has provided over 1,800 posts to Contractor UK forum readers and always hits the right tone with clear advice in an understandable way.

That’s amazing news…you’ve made my day. A massive thank you to anyone who voted for me…I always thoroughly enjoy answering questions on CUK’s forum; getting into the occasional healthy debate over more technical issues and exchanging some friendly banter”.  Clare Rickman exclaimed yesterday, upon being congratulated on her win by Contractor UK.

In the “Best Contractor Accountant” category Intouch Accounting was placed third. This recognition of our quality of service by the Contractor UK community reflects both the skill and experience of Clare and her colleagues.

 Intouch Accounting provides Limited Company contractors with the perfect mix of technology and personal service for only £98 +VAT a month.

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.

Intouch Accounting – continued expansion

Intouch Accounting – continued expansion

Intouch Accounting is delighted to announce the appointment of Duncan Strike as an executive director joining the senior management team, from January 2014. Duncan has many years experience in advising contractors and freelance workers and brings to Intouch a valuable perspective on the “temporary” staffing sector.

Primarily responsible for Operations, Duncan will ensure that the reputation for excellent quality of service that Intouch has built up during the last 4 years continues to strengthen and remains the key driver of our core values.

“Duncan brings a comprehensive understanding of the contractor marketplace to Intouch, based upon years of experience working with Personal Service Companies and Umbrella providers. Duncan is “fluent” in contractor speak with a deep understanding of the real issues they face. Given that 2014 looks to be an interesting time for all stakeholders in this sector, the additional resources that Duncan will bring to Intouch’s management team puts us in an ideal position to accelerate the delivery of our customer and growth strategy” said Paul Gough, Intouch Accounting’s Managing Director.

Intouch Accounting is a fast growing, specialised contractor accounting business, advising contractors and freelancers on the merits of personal service companies and assisting with their formation and compliance issues.

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.

Louisa Cupper joins Intouch contractor accountants in Bournemouth

Louisa Cupper joins Intouch Accounting

Intouch contractor accounting, the specialist accountants to contractors and freelancers operating via personal service companies in the UK, is delighted to announce the addition of Louisa Cupper to its advisory team. Louisa joins Intouch as a Portfolio Manager where she will have direct and personal client responsibility.

Louisa has worked specifically with contractors and freelancers since 2008, looking after her own portfolio of clients since 2010. She thrives on helping clients with any queries, to make sure they understand how to operate their contractor business most effectively and efficiently. Louisa is an expert in IR35 legislation, and the tasks that need to be handled when new contractors to the market are starting out. She will handle all areas from incorporation of a new company, advice on how to deal with HMRC, and the personal tax affairs of her clients.

According to Louisa one of the most often asked questions from her clients is “how do I maximise my take home pay and claim all my expenses?” That’s the kind of challenge she enjoys and one of the key reasons why she joined Intouch Contractor Accounting.

Prior to joining Intouch, Louisa was working for another professional services firm in the contracting and SME market however was keen to focus her experience on the provision of a high quality and entirely personal service to freelancers and contractor clients only.  Whilst maintaining a large portfolio, she is now determined to make sure that clients have the personal touch and receive all the support they require.

Louisa is also concentrating on extending her professional qualifications and will re-commence her training as a chartered accountant in the near future, she already holds both accounting and taxation technician qualifications.

She is looking forward to working with some like-minded people and is ready to take on any challenges thrown her way.

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.

Owner managed business – From OMB to OMG

Owner managed business

Starting with an idea and an opportunity for a new business in January, I set up my first Owner Managed Business (OMB). I had no staff, no customers, no processes and nothing to sell but the idea of establishing a specialist contractor accountancy business in to an already competitive market.

The irony is that this business concentrates exclusively on clients who are themselves OMBs. Literally they are consultants and freelancers selling their skills via “one -man” Limited Companies. From day one we had things in common-this was challenging and fun at the same time.

Opportunity and good fortune in 2009 led me to a talented and ambitious individual with experience of this sector.  We named the business Intouch Accounting (Clare Rickman’s idea) and will follow this mantra of being and staying in touch with our clients….. Two of us set out on our journey in February 2010 and the initial hurdles took the OMB and mixed it with emotions of OMG…..

 

This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.