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Tips, news, and advice from the team at Debitoor

Steve Bicknell

UK plug-in grant for electric company cars

Now that we’ve entered into a new tax year, businesses should start thinking about ways to extract cash from their business. There are several ways to do this, including lowering your salary and taking dividends, but this article will focus on purchasing electric vehicles with the UK Government’s plug-in grant.

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The Government is offering a variety of grants making it more affordable to purchase an electric vehicle, and to help businesses keep more of their hard earned cash.


Recording expenses with an email alias

Organising your expenses is essential if you have run a small business. You should keep a daily record of your expenses by saving receipts, invoices, and other expenses to your invoicing software. Recording all expenses will help you keep track of your cash flow and simplify your tax reporting.

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Despite how important this is, expense tracking can still be neglected at busy times if it’s not simple to do. This article explains how to record your expenses with the help of an alias email and why this is a good solution for expense tracking during peak times.


Customer retention strategies

Now that businesses are starting to reopen after the lockdown, they should try to find ways to not only gain new customers but also retain their existing customers long-term.

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Driving business growth with customer referrals

A customer referral is when a client you have previously worked for recommends your business to someone outside of your network. This can happen spontaneously during a conversation, or it can be a result of incentives you have put in place.

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This article explores how to drive your business growth through customer referrals. It explains how this process works, how you can capitalise on this marketing approach, and how to manage customer referrals with your invoicing software.


How Debitoor can help you complete your Self Assessment

Completing your Self Assessment tax return isn’t the most enjoyable part of running a business, but it needs to be done. Luckily, Debitoor makes it simple for you to find the data you need to make the process straightforward and effortless.

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The past year has been a whirlwind and anything but normal. Most businesses have taken a hit from the pandemic, and many are even shutting their doors for good. This hasn’t been an easy year, but hopefully, we can help you make your taxes a little bit simpler.

If you use Debitoor as a freelancer or self-employed person, you can track your expenses, record your income, access accounting reports, export your data, and invite your accountant. This article explores the different ways that Debitoor invoicing software can help you complete your Self Assessment.


New tax year: Changes from April 2021

Every April, the UK enters a new tax year, and most of us will be happy to put 2020 (finally) behind us. Over the coming weeks or months, you’ll likely start preparing your financial documents to submit your Self Assessment or Company Tax Return. There are also some upcoming changes that you should be aware of.

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Unlike previous years, the coronavirus pandemic has delayed many of the scheduled changes that were supposed to take place.

This article looks ahead to the new tax year, including tax breaks, VAT changes, new regulations, and wage changes being introduced.

Steve Bicknell

The super-deduction tax break for business equipment

As part of the 2021 budget, the Government announced the super-deduction tax break. The super-deduction allows businesses to claim 130% of expenditure for new business equipment against their taxable profits.

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The super-deduction begins from April 2021 and will provide up to 25p off your tax bill for every pound spent on eligible purchases of plant and machinery. This article explains how it works, which purchases are eligible, and how to calculate your savings.


Providing customers with quotes and invoices without using email

It’s always important that you make sure any invoice or quote you send to a customer is easily accessible for them. Sometimes, this means not invoicing your customer in the conventional way. A paper document or an email may simply be overlooked by your customer.

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Fortunately, Debitoor offers a number of different ways to invoice your customers if you’re on the go. This article looks at how you can send your invoices and quotes via WhatsApp, Messenger, iMessage, and AirDrop, when using the Debitoor mobile app.


How to create a domestic reverse charge invoice on Debitoor

From March 1st 2021, the domestic reverse charge procedure was implemented in the UK for construction services. From this date, suppliers (subcontractors) will need to issue reverse charge invoices, which passes the VAT reporting obligations to the buyer (contractor).

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This article shows you how to create a domestic reverse charge invoice on your Debitoor account. You can read more about the domestic reverse charge procedure on our blog: “Domestic VAT reverse charge for construction services".


New “Outstanding invoices” filter for account statements

At Debitoor, we record every feature request we receive from our users. We recently released a date filter for your customer account statements and are pleased to announce that we have now added an additional filter for outstanding invoices!

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With this small but powerful update, you can filter your customer account statement even further by only including unpaid invoices from a time period of your choosing.

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