Stalybridge & Ashton Under Lyne, Tameside & Glossop Accountants – A Small Practice For Small Businesses – Tax, VAT, PAYE, CIS, Investigations

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Woodford & Co, Accountants, based in Stalybridge, Tameside, is a one man (and his bookkeeper) accountancy service, and has been so for over 20 years. All our clients are also sole traders, small Limited Companies and partnerships, so we understand that small is good. We also trade under the name Stalytax.

Our client base is small businesses – small limited companies, self-employed sole traders and partnerships in the Tameside towns of Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Ashton under Lyne, Droylsden, Audenshaw, Hyde, Denton and Mossley, and the surrounding districts of Stockport, Oldham, Glossop and Manchester. We can come to you, though and have clients as far afield as Northwich and Preston. While many clients come to me to drop off documents or sign forms, there is no fancy office, just me in my living room (and maybe the wife and a black cat or two). If you want to see a receptionist and a rubber plant, you need to look elsewhere, but you usually pay for the privilege. I do like to visit new clients, and it helps with my obligations under the Money Laundering Regulations.

We will electronically submit your Self assessment Tax Returns, Companies House Accounts & Annual Returns, VAT Returns and end of Year PAYE returns on your behalf.

We are also registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for the Data Protection Act, and HMRC for the checks necessary under the Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulations. New clients will need photo proof of ID and proof of address to comply with these checks. The first visit, usually spent filling in forms and copying documents, is FREE.

As well as Self Assessment Tax Returns, for individuals and partnership, we can prepare PAYE – payrolls and end of year returns, VAT Returns, and claim CIS tax deductions back on your behalf.

New Limited Companies can be set up the same day with Companies House, subject to their workload, we will also register you with HMRC for VAT, PAYE and Corporation tax, and provide you with all the statutory paperwork. If you provide the name you would like, I can do an online check to see if it has already been taken. Call for details.

We can offer help and advice with new business startups, including cash flow forecasts, and registration for Self assessment, VAT and PAYE.

HMRC Investigations

Being the subject of a tax investigation by HMRC can be an intrusive and demanding challenge to your tax returns and accounts. It can be a very stressful and worrying time and also a potentially costly exercise which can have a major impact on you, your family and your business. It is a truly daunting prospect.

HMRC staff can now review cases on a ‘sample basis’; consequently, tax investigations have become more frequent.

We have a wealth of experience in dealing with HMRC investigations, whether they are enquiries into an individual’s Tax Return under the Self Assessment regime, more detailed enquiries or employer-related investigations into PAYE and P11d compliance.

If HMRC launch an investigation into your affairs, for Income Tax, VAT or PAYE, contact us at once for advice, before answering any queries yourself, we can deal with HMRC on your behalf.


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