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no income tax payment due in July 2020

No income tax payments due in July

20 March 2020, Advocates, Artists, Barristers, Creative Industries, General, Musicians, Sole Traders

Payments on account cancelled in July The UK Government announced on 20th March that there would be no income tax payments due in July 2020 for the self-employed. Payments on Account Personal tax returns must be filed by 31st January following the end of the tax year. For the tax year ended 5th April 2019 […]

Tax free van benefit in kind - did you know that the van Gogh Museum is open on Christmas day?

Company Van Benefit in Kind trap

26 January 2020, Companies, Creative Industries, Employer, General, Musicians

Van benefit in kind tax charge Driving a van as your company vehicle has tax advantages over a car.  The tax charge is generally low compared with a car, and can even be zero in circumstances where a car would be taxable.  What conditions must you satisfy to eliminate a van benefit in kind tax […]

Give gifts on 5th December to celebrate Sinterklaas

Give gifts on 5th December

3 December 2019, Advocates, Charities, Companies, Creative Industries, Employer, General, Sole Traders

You can give gifts to your staff and customers at any time of the year. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of paying tax and VAT on your generosity.

Tax charge on a director's loan

Tax charge on a Director’s Loan

20 September 2019, Companies, General

When your company has a tax charge on a director’s loan If you are a director or shareholder in a ‘close’ company, any money owed to the company can trigger a tax charge on a director’s loan. What is a close company? A close company is broadly defined as a company which is under the […]

Get £100 each for you and a friend

Love what we do? Tell a friend and get £100 each for you and them

10 June 2019, General

Get £100 each for you and a friend If you are a client of Alterledger, you can get up to £100 for yourself and for any friends that you refer to us. How do I get my reward? We’ll add credit to your account after your friend becomes a paying customer of Alterledger. What if […]

Alterledger Customer Reviews

Alterledger customer reviews are now on Trustpilot

5 June 2019, General

Trustpilot Alterledger customer reviews are now on Trustpilot.  We previously used vouchedfor, but on the 4th June we started a review page on the Trustpilot site.  If you have benefited from Alterledger’s services, why not leave a review? Trustpilot Why change to Trustpilot? The vouchedfor website is specifically for accountants and other financial services, but […]

Alterledger team has new trainee

7 November 2018, General

Welcome to Fiona We are delighted to welcome Fiona to the team at Alterledger as a Trainee Accountant.  We look forward to introducing her to our clients. Fiona will be working through her ACCA qualification to build on her experience of working with HMRC.

Always read the application details

What an employer is looking for

1 May 2018, Companies, Employer, General

How do you know what an employer is looking for when they post a job advert? This post will point you in the right direction

Never send word files with your CV or covering letter

Never send word files

17 May 2018, General

Never send word files unless you really have to. In most cases a PDF file will be the better option as it retains your formatting and allows you to control your document.

Trainee Accountant Job Glasgow

30 August 2018, General

Trainee Accountant Job Glasgow Due to the growing demand for our services, we have a trainee accountant job vacancy at Alterledger.  The position offers study support and a route to gaining a permanent position as a qualified accountant in a modern accountancy practice.  It is expected that the trainee would complete a qualification with CIMA or […]

Alterledger Intern Opportunity

Internship Opportunity at Alterledger

16 May 2018, General

Accounting Internship Opportunity at Alterledger in partnership with Santander and the University of Strathclyde.

Ian Fordyce

Welcome Ian to Alterledger

31 July 2017, General

Ian Fordyce CA joined Alterledger on 31st July 2017. Ian has a wealth of experience in practice and industry. Tim and Ian worked together for a number of years as management accountants for a leading Scottish charity. We welcome Ian to Alterledger and look forward to introducing him to our clients.

Scott Fox shortlisted for Graduate Employee of the Year

Alterledger’s Scott Fox is shortlisted for Glasgow Graduate Employee of the Year

29 November 2016, General

We are excited to announce that Scott Fox has been shortlisted for the Glasgow Guarantee Graduate Employee of the Year.  Alterledger has been invited to the Glasgow Guarantee Celebration Event on 30th November when the winner will be announced.  

New Alterledger website

4 September 2014, General

Alterledger website The new Alterledger website is live. Big thanks to Haiwyre for designing it and getting everything ready.  Have a look round and let me know what you think Tim Alter – Chartered Management Accountant

Website by Haiwyre