If you’re in the creative arts industry, you’re very likely to be working on a freelance basis – which means that our self-employment accountancy service is made for you!
Here at Blue Skies we have qualified business advisors on hand and ready to help you with all aspects of your self-employed status. We offer a fully comprehensive accountancy service to help take the pressure off you and ensure that you’re meeting your tax and registration responsibilities. What’s more, our accountants and business advisors are experts in the creative arts sector – so if you’re a freelancer in TV or media, we have all of the knowledge and expertise required to meet your needs.
If you’re just starting out as a freelancer, you have certain obligations to meet in order to operate legally as a self-employed worker. It might seem a bit daunting, but the process is really quite simple and our business advisors can take care of all of the necessary paperwork on your behalf, to save you the trouble. That’s right – as well as offering a quality accountancy service, our creative arts experts can also take care of your self-employment registration.
You’re legally required to register with HMRC as self-employed within 3 months of starting. It’s free to register but you will need to fill in the appropriate paperwork. You’ll also need to register for National Insurance so that you can arrange to make the correct contributions.
From just a quick phone call, you can task our business advisors with setting all of this up for you. Our business advisors will complete the necessary forms and send them to you with yellow stickers, to clearly indicate where you need to sign – it really is that easy!
As a self-employed person working hard to find contracts and fulfil the jobs you secure, having easy access to an accountancy service you can trust is vital. By using the Blue Skies accountancy service, you have peace of mind that your financial paperwork is in good order and that you don’t fall prey to late submission fees.
Let us explain; when you’re self-employed, you have to complete and submit a Self Assessment Tax Return on an annual basis – this shows HMRC how much you have earned and therefore, how much tax you need to pay. If you miss the deadline, you’ll be charged a fee – but by using our accountancy service and getting support from our business advisors, you’ll never need to worry about that!
Our accountancy service allows you to pass on all of your paperwork, invoices, bank statements and other relevant information directly into the hands of the experts. We’ll keep your business accounts up to date and use the information we gather to complete your tax return on your behalf. It’s a no stress, no hassle accountancy service, tailor-made for TV and media professionals just like you.
One of the biggest advantages of using our business advisors and accountancy service is that we know all of the ways in which we can legally reduce your tax liability, so that you pay the minimum tax possible for your circumstances. This money saving accountancy service can end up paying for itself several times over!
If you’d like to talk to our business advisors to find out what else we can do to help you as you venture into self-employment, contact us now.
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Ashley B | TV Producer
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