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Achieve Accounting Supports Businesses Who Are Approaching, or Have Recently Overtaken, the VAT Threshold.

Reaching the VAT threshold is one of the most pivotal financial milestones in your business. It’s at this very moment you need complete clarity, support and confidence in your finances so you can grow your business, bring in new team members and give yourself the freedom that you wished for when you first started your business. We turn numbers into opportunities for growth, expansion and freedom while helping you achieve your business and lifestyle dreams.

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Choosing a firm of chartered accountants provides assurance that your advisors have undergone rigorous exams, demonstrating their knowledge and expertise. A firm of chartered accountants are regulated and inspected by their professional body meaning they must uphold high standards of work otherwise they could be struck off.

Achieve Accounting is a member firm of the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) therefore are chartered certified.

While there’s no legal requirement for limited companies to use the services of an accountant, the advantages of having an expert on board are very beneficial. An accountant will handle essential tasks such as filing annual accounts and corporation tax returns, all while providing invaluable business advice and providing strategies to save your company money.

Having a good accountant on board can contribute value right from the start, offering expert guidance to launch your company on a path to success.

While many business owners tend to seek professional assistance as the year end comes around, the wiser approach is to hire an accountant beforehand. This proactive step ensures that your financial records are in order, providing clarity on your tax liability so there aren’t any unwelcome surprises.

Currently, businesses with a taxable turnover of over £85,000 in a 12-month rolling period must register for VAT. This applies to both Limited Companies and Sole Traders. There’s some instances where you might want to register for VAT voluntarily before you hit the threshold.

Using accounting software, like Xero, is highly recommended for businesses of all sizes. While it isn’t mandatory for every business, there are certain circumstances such as being VAT registered, that make its adoption necessary.

All VAT registered businesses must now use compatible accounting software to keep and maintain digital records and submit their VAT returns.

When MTD for ITSA comes into effect from April 2026, sole traders and landlords will need to use compatible accounting software and report quarterly updates as well as a final declaration to HMRC.

We work closely with our clients to understand where you are today, your goals and how you operate so we can advise what services you must have at a minimum to keep HMRC happy, and what services you should have to align with where you need to be to achieve the lifestyle you dream of.

1. Discovery Call:
The first step is to arrange a Discovery Call with us. During this call, we will go over your current situation and explore future requirements, making sure we’re a good fit for each other. We will delve deep to understand your business in greater detail, about what isn’t working for you, what you need help with, how we can solve your problems and help you, and even give you some quick wins to take away with you whether you decide to work with us or not – no pressure!

2. Personalised Proposal:
Following the Discovery Call, we then produce a proposal tailored to your specific needs. The proposal is sent straight to your inbox and outlines the services discussed and transparently presents the monthly investment required so you have a clear understanding of the value you’ll receive.
3. Agreement and Onboarding
Ready to move forward? Great! You can agree to the proposal in the email, and your dedicated accountant will swiftly contact you to initiate the onboarding process. This is where the magic happens as we seamlessly integrate our services into your business operations.
4. Switching Accountants made easy:
If you’re currently with another accountant, we understand that the switch may seem daunting. Rest assured, it’s a straightforward process, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Once you’ve made the decision to switch to Achieve Accounting, we’ll request the contact details of your previous accountant (we won’t reach out until you give us the green light). When you’re ready, we’ll send them a courteous email, initiating what we call a ‘Professional Handover.’ This step ensures a smooth  transition, with your previous accountant providing us with the necessary information (accounts, tax returns, payroll details, etc.). Your peace of mind is our priority.


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