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Social media endorsements: guide for influencers

Following on from our blog last year on paid promotions, the Competition and Markets Authority has recently published some detailed guidance for influencers when endorsing a product or service on social media. This is to make it clear to followers when you have been paid, incentivised or rewarded to review […]

The VAT Mini One Stop Shop (“MOSS”)

Digital services within the EU Businesses that supply digital services within the EU are subject to VAT in every member state where they make sales. ‘Digital services’ include most services supplied on websites and online, such as streaming and downloads. Historically, this would require the business to register in multiple countries even […]

Do you need to pay tax on gifts received?

‘Tis the Season for gift giving! But for many influencers, accepting or obtaining gifts from businesses and brands occurs year-round and it can be confusing as to if and what gifts are taxable. To help, we have put together some examples of when gifts would be liable to tax as well […]

Top tips for creative start-ups

Digital and creative start-ups Despite the digital boom in the South East, getting a job in the creative and tech industries can be notoriously difficult which is why an increasing number of intrepid entrepreneurs are taking the decision to start their own business. According to Companies House data, the South […]

Setting your business payment terms

Healthy cash flow is important for any business. Business owners who set clear payment terms with their customers, invoice quickly, and follow up on late payment can avoid the dreaded cash flow crunch. We’ve put together some simple guidelines for setting payment terms that can help you get paid quickly and […]

Getting onto the property ladder – tax incentives

Buying a property is one of the biggest financial commitments an individual will ever make in their lifetime. A minimum deposit of 5% is typically required to secure a mortgage. To get a good mortgage interest rate, however, you’ll often need more than 20% of the home’s value as a […]

Paid promotions on Social Media

The influencer marketing industry is growing rapidly, with many brands looking to work with celebrities and those with a large number of social media followers in order to reach their target audiences. Last year we wrote a warning to Snapchat users about abiding by advertising regulations following a high profile […]

Your guide to ISAs

What is an ISA? An ISA (Individual Savings Account) is a tax-free way to save or invest. An ISA itself is not an investment in its own right; it is a tax wrapper that you place around an investment which in effect shields it from some or all of the […]

Video Games Tax Relief

Tax relief on your video game production costs Video Games Tax Relief was introduced in April 2014 to promote the UK games industry. Although many costs of the games were (and still are) eligible for R&D tax relief (such as increasingly realistic graphics, sound or playability or development of existing games to work on […]

Completing your Twitch tax interview

Have you recently become a Twitch Affiliate? Congratulations! But before you complete your Twitch tax interview, make sure you read this first to save you from potentially making costly mistakes! What is a Twitch tax interview and why do I need to complete one? In order to comply with US […]