Costs that businesses incur to clean up after the recent storms, that affected the north and east coasts in particular, need to meet the usual qualifying criteria that they are incurred “wholly and exclusively” for business purposes in order to be a legitimate write-off for tax purposes.read more »
Morris Cook Chartered Accountants in Oswestry provide a superb fully featured accountancy service to businesses starting out or well-established with their friendly, no-nonsense and professional approach.
INTRODUCING MORRIS COOK
Morris Cook is a well-established firm of Chartered Accountants with a strong base in Oswestry and sound reputation for trusted professionalism and a friendly approach to working with a wide range of businesses.
They are absolutely committed to providing the very best service to their clients and really do understand the value of building strong, long lasting partnerships with clients.
SUPERB RANGE OF SERVICES
The range of services that Morris Cook can offer is impressive: Accounts Preparation, Auditing, Business Development, Business Startups, Computer Services, Management Accounting, Payroll, Taxation, Training, Financial, Least Cost Routing and even Human Resource Advice.
BUSINESS STARTUPS & GROWTH
We would recommend Morris Cook Chartered Accountants as an excellent first port of call if you're looking to start a business or are planning a new phase of growth.
They have all the practical business experience to give you sound advice to guide you in making the right decisions for the future of your business - and the first hour is free!
NEED YOUR ACCOUNTS DOING WELL?
Morris Cook can prepare your accounts either from incomplete records, a balanced cash book or computer system. They deal will all sorts of business types from sole traders to limited liability partnerships, charities to societies, sub-contractors to limited companies.
Not only will they prepare your accounts, but they will also provide you with Key Performance Indicators to support you in keeping the business on track!
AUDITING - CHECK-UPS FOR BUSINESS HEALTH
Being Registered Auditors, Morris Cook are authorised to audit you business. They can also conduct audits if you are a charity, or required to do so by your professional body.
You can have your weekly/monthly wages processed at a fixed price with a very experienced team. Employees can be paid directly from your bank. Subcontractors' Payment Advices can also be prepared. Call for a quote to see how little it will cost to outsource this function.
Are your taxes arranged in the most tax efficient manner? Morris Cook have two members of the Institute of Taxation on their team, who look to be proactive with advice on Income Tax, VAT, Corporation Tax, PAYE, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax and other adhoc taxes.
Clients are also offered a fee protection insurance in case of an H.M.R.C. enquiry into your business.
HANDS-ON TRAINING - SAGE, QUICKBOOKS, MYOB or OFFICE 2000
Do you need sound training on your accountancy software? Or perhaps you've been using it for a while, but know want to get more benefit from it's features?
Morris Cook can provide superb training to help you get the most from your software. Just give them a call to find out more.
Every business needs sound, practical, non-nonsense advice from time to time, and Morris Cook have a Business Development team to do just that, whatever your current size or business sector.
This can include identifying business strengths and weaknesses, setting up streamlined systems to monitor performance, providing a deeper understanding of your customers' needs and much more.
If you need to set up a company with the minimum of fuss, Morris Cook will complete all the necessary filing with the relevant authorities for just £250 + VAT
OFFICES AROUND THE AREA
Morris Cook has offices spread around Shropshire (Oswestry, Ellesmere & Telford) and across the border in Llangollen. Pop in at any of them and be assured of a warm welcome!
It is worth repeating an article we first published March 2016 that highlighted the cash benefit to company car drivers and their employers, of reimbursing the cost of fuel provided for private motoring....read more »
Salary sacrifice is a term applied to benefits taken in place of salary....read more »
The new incumbent at number 11 Downing Street, Philip Hammond, had his first opportunity to show us what he had in mind for the UK economy when he presented his Autumn Statement on the 23 November.read more »
We have received enquiries from a number of clients, concerned that HMRC is going to try and tax them for the small amounts of cash that they make from pursuing hobbies....read more »
This month’s newsletter highlight tax issues for anyone using their home for business purposes.read more »
This month’s newsletter includes articles covering: VAT reclaims for a vehicle purchase, a government pledge to cover EU grants and funding, reminder of the Workshop on Workplace Pensions Automatic Enrolment on 14th Sept!read more »
Action required by BUY-TO-LET LANDLORDS, plus a WORKSHOP on AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT on Wednesday 14th September 2016.read more »
This month’s newsletter includes articles covering: filing strategy for the 2015-16 returns, allowable business expenditure, transferring ISAs and spoof calls purporting to be from HMRC.read more »
This month’s newsletter includes articles covering: possible Stamp Duty increases for home buyers and expanding your Income Tax bands.read more »
This month’s newsletter includes articles covering: NIC advantage for retirement age business people; lifetime gifts and Inheritance Tax; and good news for farmers.read more »
The March 2016 budget seemed to indicate that austerity is still on the Treasury’s road map – balancing the books and reducing debt....read more »
This month’s newsletter includes information regarding company car drivers and private fuel, and extracts from a HMRC press release: was the Google settlement a "sweetheart deal"?read more »
This month’s newsletter includes the introduction of the National Living Wage later this year and Capital Gains Tax planning.read more »
A very happy and prosperous new year to our readers....read more »
This month’s newsletter includes articles that highlight the following tax and business issues: tax changes for landlords, a 30 December filing deadline, information on the launch of help to buy ISAs, and repaying employers for private fuel.read more »
This month’s newsletter includes articles on minimising the new dividend tax next year PLUS information about the changes to vehicle excise duties from April 2017.read more »
This month’s newsletter is the first published since the Summer Budget announcements on 8 July....read more »
This month’s Morris Cook newsletter reviews the following topics: business start ups, tax status if you are subject to the Scottish rate of Income Tax, what we can expect from the summer budget and HMRC’s delivery of tax statements for 2014-15.read more »
This month’s newsletter lists the tax changes announced in the Finance Bill 2015 that were deferred until after the election, a reminder to take a look at the pensions automatic enrolment process, how to recover pre-incorporation VAT and a recent case where directors were jailed for defrauding an appointed liquidator.read more »
Workplace pensions are changing and employers are gradually being required to enrol all eligible workers into a workplace pension.read more »
This month’s newsletter highlights two changes mooted by George Osborne in his recent Budget....read more »
This month’s newsletter articles are the last to be posted before George Osborne’s final budget of the current Parliament....read more »
This month’s newsletter provides suggestions on planning before your business year end, a new initiative to top up your State Pension and an idea for those with incomes approaching £100k.read more »
This month’s newsletter includes: a short summary of the tax changes announced in the Autumn Statement....read more »
This month’s newsletter includes: a reminder of the tax and VAT consequences of having an annual staff party, new rules proposed to cap charges made for administering pension funds and rent-a-room relief.read more »
This month’s newsletter includes: a reminder of costs that are covered by the landlord’s wear and tear allowance; a note that HMRC are delaying the implementation of penalties for smaller business employers; a reminder of the various small business rates reliefs available; and finally, the announced date for the Autumn Statement 2014.read more »
This month’s newsletter includes: an update on new support for home based businesses; tax incentives to support cycling; an update on proposals to give HMRC access to your bank account; and extracts from HMRC’s Charter.read more »
This month’s newsletter includes: an article that sets out some of the benefits of preparing management accounts; news that Companies House will be making more of their data available at no charge; information about investment and tax relief; and finally, details on combining certain VAT schemes to ease the burden of compliance and your cash flow....read more »
This month’s Morris Cook newsletter includes: details of circumstances when the Annual Investment Allowance can be denied, a reminder that penalties can be charged even if the delay is just one day, a reminder that landlords can no longer claim for the replacement of certain white goods and similar items sited in unfurnished accommodation, and NIC relief that may be available to employees using their own car for business purposes.read more »
This month’s Morris Cook Newsletter includes: a heads up for high income earners, details of HMRC’s campaign targeted at second income earners, news of relaxation in online filing of VAT returns, and the possible demise of the private residence election.read more »
This month’s newsletter provides company car drivers with a few ideas to save tax; news about HMRC’s intention to open up access to tax data; details about the pension decision period extension; and advance warning of changes to certain VAT place of supply rules.read more »
5th April is the end of the tax year so this seemed an opportune moment to remind readers what has changed, as a result of the Budget announcements two weeks ago, and what has not changed....read more »
Budget Statement 19 March 2014 provided by Morris Cook Chartered Accountants.read more »
"We could do dry and dull finance events to get our name talked about around town,” says Andrew Clarke, a partner with leading Shropshire accountancy firm, Morris Cook Chartered Accountants, “but given our marketing strapline is ‘not all accountants are grey’ we prefer to go for the more colourful and engaging stuff,” he smiles.read more »
Businesses that have failed to submit their VAT returns by the due date will be targeted by HMRC this month....read more »