Happy New Tax Year to one and all (where relevant, of course)
We hope you filed on time, paid on time and are NOT filled with feelings of anxiety, stress or that sinking sensation! (that used to be us you know…. but not now!)
Here at Coffee Towers, we pride ourselves in actually enjoying doing our accounts now.
We have a great accountant, Stu Fordwood (The Kilted Accountant) who specialises in taking care of the ‘Wee Guy’ and he keeps us firmly on the right track with personal tax issues, corporation tax and VAT. (Not to mention keeping us well grounded in matters of spending.)
On top of this great relationship, we use an awesome online accounts tool called FreeAgent.
As it says on their front page, “Accounting software, simplified”.
I discovered this solution while part of a busy but very inefficient office a few years back. All the other solutions were over complicated and most of the team couldn’t get their heads around them… FreeAgent looked the business. FreeAgent IS THE BUSINESS! Our 30 day trial was only actually a 30 min trial. We signed up that day.
So, when I set up Coffee… the first thing we did (after alerting the Tax office of our existence) was sign up to FreeAgent and hit the ground running knowing that we weren’t getting in an accounts tangle from day 1.
You’ve probably guessed by now which accounting tool we absolutely LOVE here at Coffee… I only repeat myself as I feel every small business, freelancer & lonesome trader should give it a go and believe our wee success story. An Edinburgh based company to boot. We hope they grow far.
So, all the very best for this Tax Year to one and all.
Coming soon… Colin gushes unreservedly about Basecamp and Highrise from 37 Signals.