We have helped to put £1 million back into UK business this year

Posted by Glyn Davison 18 January 2017 11:02 AM

At Harlands we like to help build better businesses. We get to know you so that we understand you, your business and the plans that you have for the future. This means that we partner with you to make these dreams come true. We are more than an accountancy firm and we listen to you in a way that the big firms don’t. One area that we have become an expert in is R&D tax credits. This is a government incentive that gives tax breaks for companies that invest in their future. You submit a claim to the HMRC and they will look at your business and assess how much you spend on R&D.

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Topics: R&D Tax

Durham Accountants Helping Make the Perfect Cup of Coffee

Posted by Phil Murray 11 January 2017 10:03 AM

As we enter the final stages of tax return deadlines this year we tend to search for ways to keep the team alert and active. Like many businesses, we have a love for high quality coffee and have some connoisseurs in the office who were delighted when we started to work with a brilliant business called Clockwork Espresso!!

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Topics: Business Owner Client Stories

The top 10 reasons why Harlands are R&D tax specialists

Posted by Joanne Warren 06 January 2017 10:35 AM

R&D tax is a specialist field. We have found more over time that other accountants shy away from this area because it is complex and out of their comfort zone. We are happy to move out of our comfort zone if it means savings huge sums of money for our customers. That’s why we made the move a few years ago to research R&D tax credits so that we could serve our clients better. Over time we have found that we understand tax credits and our expert team are always on hand to answer any questions you have. Here are the top ten reasons that Harlands are R&D tax specialists.

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Topics: R&D Tax

Harlands Accountants are helping to keep people warm this winter

Posted by Phil Murray 21 December 2016 03:00 PM

As proud Durham accountants and business advisors, we love to shout about some of the inspirational businesses we are lucky to work with. It is our aim to help these businesses take control of their finances and build a better business. By knowing that their finances are in check means they can concentrate on moving the business forward and doing the things they love. This blog features the awesome guys from www.Radfan.com 

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Topics: Business Building Client Stories

The six steps to making an R&D tax claim successful

Posted by Joanne Warren 19 December 2016 08:45 AM

R&D tax can look complicated from the outside. But, as with many areas of tax, if you understand the process and follow the right steps not only can it be easy to follow but you will have the best chance of making that claim successful.

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Topics: R&D Tax

How we take all the stress out of your R&D tax claim

Posted by Joanne Warren 12 December 2016 08:30 AM

R&D tax is big news at the moment. The government just announced in the Autumn Statement that they were going to be backing Research and Development to the tune of an extra £2 billion a year. As the nation looks to life after Brexit the politicians see R&D as a vital part of the nations’ economic future.

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Topics: R&D Tax

We are helping to create a real "Buzz" across the World!!

Posted by Phil Murray 08 December 2016 07:45 AM

As a North East based accountant and business advisor I am lucky enough to work with a number of innovative businesses that have the potential to make a huge difference to the world. Just because we aren't based in London or Silicon Valley doesn't mean that we don't come up with world class ideas and can't create world leading businesses. There are many examples of this and I wanted to share one in particular making a buzz called Arnia.

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Topics: Business Building Client Stories

Our reaction to the Autumn Statement 2016

Posted by Hollie Ord 23 November 2016 02:19 PM

After what can safely be described as one of the most tumultuous years in recent political history, we all waited with baited breath to see how the new staff within government would deal with the implications of the Brexit vote on 23 June.

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Topics: Autumn Statement / Budget

Why I love working in the North East

Posted by Phil Murray 22 November 2016 01:15 PM

I know this title may quite very soppy however over the past few weeks I have been lucky enough to see 2 awesome examples of why the North East business community continues to be one of the most attractive places for high growth start ups.

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Topics: Business Start Up Client Stories

Is the future really brighter by making tax digital?

Posted by Ryan Keltie 11 October 2016 10:10 AM

HMRC announced a new Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative in March 2015 and has published a roadmap and consultation documents setting out the plans to transform the tax system in more detail.

The overall aim is to make tax digital by 2020 for landlords and self employed tax payers, so that they can register, file, pay and update their information electronically, interacting with HMRC on a digital basis at any time of the year, eventually dispensing with the need to complete an annual tax return.

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Topics: Tax