FreeAgent is a cloud-based accounting product targeted at freelancers and micro businesses. It is developed by FreeAgent Central Ltd, a privately owned software company based in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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  • We’re all grinning from ear to ear after a very successful evening yesterday at the AccountingWeb Software Excellence Awards! Held at The Brewery in London, the Software Excellence Awards recognise the best technology for the accounting profession. With top software companies from across the UK represented, we were shortlisted in the SME Accounts/Bookkeeping category alongside Clear Books, QuickBo...

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  • Shorter days, Halloween decorations on sale, pumpkin spice infiltrating high street coffee shops - there’s no doubt that autumn is upon us. As momentum ramps up again after the slower summer period, the autumn months are the ideal time to take a good look at your business and start preparing it for seeing out 2017 in great shape. Emily Coltman FCA, FreeAgent’s chief accountant, gives her top tips ...

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  • Although MTD for Income Tax won’t come in until at least 2020, the government has already put together its suggested next steps for Making Tax Digital for Income Tax. If you’re a sole trader preparing accounts and filing to HMRC, here’s a brief summary of what you’ll be required to do when MTD comes into effect: Record each of your business’s transactions - invoices, bills, out-of-pocket exp...

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  • If you’re not familiar with the concept, hack days are when everyone in a tech company takes a short break from their usual schedule to work together on exciting, ad hoc projects that they’re passionate about. At FreeAgent we have hack days twice a year, as they’re a great opportunity for the team to work with people they might not normally work with, on fun, creative projects. This year we had a...

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  • Earlier this month we teamed up with HMRC to give you another chance to watch our joint webinar on the hot topic of business expenses for sole traders and partnerships. In the session, HMRC provided clarity on some of the essential aspects of self-employed business expenses, including: the definition of a business expense which business expenses are commonly allowable how simplified expenses for ...

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  • The Finance Bill 2017-19 is on its way through parliament, breathing new life into Making Tax Digital (MTD) and bringing a controversial cut to the dividend tax-free allowance a step closer to reality. Making way for Making Tax Digital MTD was one of the tax measures dropped in the pre-election Finance Bill, due to the lack of time for scrutiny in parliament before the snap general election took...

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  • Perhaps one of the biggest challenges of self-employment is that you have to fend for yourself. There’s no HR department to deal with details like your pension, and no sick pay, holiday pay or paternity leave. You’ve got more costs to contend with than you would in traditional employment, along with the panic about how to pay for them. It’s against this backdrop that millions of people neglect th...

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  • Sun, sea and… spreadsheets? If that combination just made you feel a tad queasy, then - a) I’m sorry and b) don’t worry. There is absolutely no need to lug your laptop with you when you head off on holiday, especially if you’re just looking to keep one eye on your business. So when you're next killing time whilst travelling, take a break from the never-ending Insta-scroll and check these satisfyi...

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  • The government's Making Tax Digital initiative sets out a vision for ‘a transformed tax system and the end of the tax return’ by 2020. But what will the long-term impact be? FreeAgent invites a group of experts from the accounting industry to discuss the possibilities. In order of appearance, these experts are: - Louisa Drewett, Director, Aardvark Accounting - Johnny Leung, Director, K&B Accountan...

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  • FreeAgent invites a panel of experts to consider where IR35 legislation could be heading in the future. In order of appearance, these experts are: - Ed Molyneux, Founder and CEO, FreeAgent - Julia Kermode, Chief Executive, Freelancer and Contractor Services Association (FCSA) - Johnny Leung, Director, K&B Accountancy Group - Chris James, Head of Accounting Operations, JSA Services - Neil Armitage,...

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  • Looking to kick back and kick your small business up a notch? If you’re lucky enough to be heading off on holiday soon, here are five books that will keep your brain ticking over while your body unwinds. Grab a cool drink and get refreshed, revitalised, and most importantly - get reading. Eat That Frog! Get More of the Important Things Done - Today Brian Tracy As Mark Twain once said “If it’s you...

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  • If you’ve recently had notification from HMRC saying that you have a second payment due for the year 2016/17 on 31 July, this is known as a ‘payment on account’. Each payment on account is half the amount of Income Tax and class 4 National Insurance that some business owners have to pay to HMRC for a future tax year. If your Income Tax and class 4 National Insurance total more than £1,000 for a ta...

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  • There are a lot of perks to being self-employed, from flexible hours and being your own boss, to the privilege of working from home in your pants. There are some definitely some drawbacks to freelance life though, and one of these can be the annual filing of the Self Assessment tax return. Unless numbers are your jam, chances are that bookkeeping is not the highlight of your working week (unless...

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  • You can now file your 2016/17 Self Assessment return to HMRC, well ahead of the January 31st deadline. You may be tempted to put it off for now, but getting your Self Assessment return out of the way will mean avoiding that lurching feel of guilt and existential despair that usually sets in around January. It’s basically like getting back to the gym, but with the added bonus of not going to j...

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  • The government has announced that its plans for Making Tax Digital (MTD) - the initiative to transform the UK’s tax system and end the tax return - are to be delayed until at least 2020. Here’s what’s changing: Only businesses with turnover over the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will have to keep their records digitally, and then only for VAT. They will only have to do this from April 2019. ...

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  • Our goal with FreeAgent Mobile is to help you nail those day-to-day admin tasks when you’re on the move, and we’ve just made that easier with new support for bills and estimates. Mo bills, less problems Unsurprisingly, you’ll find Bills in the Money Out section of the app where you can now view, create and manage the incurred costs you haven’t paid yet. Oh and while I’ve got you, if you’re uns...

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  • FreeAgent is hiring! Since FreeAgent’s online accounting software was launched in 2007, the team has grown from three people to over 140. As the software continues to grow in popularity, so does our team. Our app is loved by tens of thousands of people worldwide, and working for FreeAgent is a great opportunity to be a part of something that makes a real difference. Here’s Matt, senior test en...

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