GoSimpleTax

AIA has teamed up with GoSimpleTax to provide a cost effective simple secure solution for digital recording giving accountants and other advisory practices a helping hand with the transition into the digital age. 

  • 14-day free limited trial, no credit card required
  • Low cost with no hidden charges
  • Partnership returns
  • Simple accountant’s dashboard

Exclusive Offer

Get GoSimpleBooks half price with the purchase of 10 Tax licenses.

About GoSimpleTax Limited

Our software is protected by the same 256 bit secure connections and systems used for online banking. We work closely with the FCA and HMRC and are innovated with our development.  We pride ourselves in ensuring the customer’s journey is simple but very effective for their business.

We have been developing software for 30 years and have 70,000 registered users. Our software has been developed to be Jargon free giving accountants and other advisory practices a helping hand with the transition into the digital recording. We are first in the innovation of HMRC’s vision to be able to calculate and submit from a mobile device direct to HMRC.  We are ISO 9001 accredited.

GoSimpleTax

GoSimpleTax is jargon free Cloud based software, it completes all schedules apart from Lloyd’s underwriters and Members of parliament. It calculates the tax liability on an ongoing basis giving peace of mind and then files the self-assessment return quickly and simply.

Recording ongoing income and expenses on desktop or via our mobile App, which allows for the scanning of receipts and invoices. GoSimpleTax also gives hints and tips on savings and applies them easily.  The software allows for multi returns and has a simple dashboard to access each client.   

About GoSimpleBooks

GoSimpleBooks is jargon free cloud based software, its features include;

    • Quotes
    • Invoicing
    • Income and expenses
    • Bank Reconciliation
    • VAT - Including digital submissions
    • All relevant reports

GoSimpleBooks has a management dashboard especially written for accountants. The dashboard allows for various functions to be performed including access the client's data as though they were logged in as the client user and control what the client can do.

Full transaction recording and adjustment processing can be used. Simple reports and a live trial balance are present to allow review of data and identify items for further query.

About GoSimpleVAT

GoSimpleVAT is MTD compliant VAT bridging/filing software that imports a VAT report from any spreadsheet or PDF.  Approved by HMRC and guaranteed to lead you to compliance. You can take advantage of our free 14-day trial (no credit card required) to see just how simple VAT filing through bridging software can be.

For just £240.00 per year (£60.00 per Qtr.) for unlimited clients and unlimited submission.

Discount to AIA Members

GoSimpleTax offer 25% discount on all software, to all AIA Members.

Simply follow any of the above links or click here to sign up to receive your discount code.

GoSimple Blog

Self-Employed Clients? How To Make The Most Out Of The Quiet Months

The summer presents somewhat of a dry spell for many of your self-employed clients. The kids are off, decision makers are on holiday, and incoming leads are beginning to slow. That’s why most people who earn outside of PAYE choose to take the opportunity to enjoy a well-earned break. However, there are other uses for your client's time.

These quiet months create an ideal opportunity for you to speak to your client and take stock of their tax situation. The quiet months present space in an otherwise crowded schedule to give your client some time to get records in order ahead of the much busier January – and the Self Assessment deadline.

In this guide, Mike Parkes from GoSimpleTax shows you how to help make the most of your clients free time and help them become more efficient within self-employment.

File their Self Assessment early

One job that you can do in the quiet months is file your client’s Self Assessment tax return early. The January rush of individuals submitting their tax return often results in accountants working overtime in order to guarantee no late penalties. Consequently, you, the accountant ends up working longer hours – avoid that January stress and get your client ready now.

January is uncomfortable for a number of reasons – primarily because the deadline follows the festive period. You’ve spent time with family, staff are typically on annual leave and business may have been slow.

So why leave it until then? It’s a myth that, if you file your tax return early, you also have to pay your tax at the same time. This isn’t true – the deadline for paying any taxes remains the 31st January, no matter when the tax return is filed. By submitting early, you can use the months leading up to January to maximise your client’s earning potential.

Check and tidy your records

Simply going through your clients records and ensuring they’re all in line with their income or expense figures can dramatically save you, and your client time – and stress – come January. While not yet legally obliged to, self-employed earners should store records online for this reason.

Consider a taxi driver, for example. Having to retain paper receipts for months on end so as to claim fuel expenses is impractical. However, with a digital software solution, the driver would only need to take a picture of their receipts, upload it, and add it to their records.

This eliminates the need for physical storage and allows the driver to easily identify the purpose of each record whenever they need to. It also enables record-keeping to happen in real time, so there will be no mad dash to sort receipts when it comes to completing your clients tax return.

Create forecasts and plan for the future

Finally, consider their business development strategies. For most of your self-employed clients, there’s little time for reflection and improvement during busy periods. A drought in work, while often requiring them to put in overtime just to win business, can be an organic opportunity to build your offering. Once you’ve brought their bookkeeping up to date and got a handle on their record-keeping, start helping to creating an action plan for the next quarter.

Suggest they try engaging in market research, forecast their expected earnings leading up to Christmas, or make plans on how they intend to move prospects through the pipeline. Don’t waste this opportunity to make your clients business more sustainable. One of the many benefits of your client being self-employed is that development can be planned around them.

About GoSimpleTax

Self-employed workers are under immense pressure to turn every inch of the day into earning hours. GoSimpleTax helps to transform the quiet months of their trade into an opportunity to eradicate the admin. Whether attempting to wrangle receipts or remove the stress of the January Self Assessment tax return deadline so you can hit the ground running in the new year, their software enables you to become efficient.

Want to see more take a free 14-day trial today, no credit card required.

Self Assessment tax return made simple.