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Benefit & Universal Credit Advisory Services

Whether you are considering applying for government benefits such as Universal Credit, working tax credits, housing benefit, council tax support and carer allowance etc for the first time or are simply looking for assistance with renewing your claim, our experienced team have an excellent knowledge of the UK benefits system.

Universal Credit itself is a relatively new benefit, which is more complicated than previous forms of social welfare. There are many reports of claimants being refused awards simply due to administration errors, with individuals forced to challenge the decisions at independent tribunals. If you have been refused a claim or believe your claim is incorrect, our team can help you organise your financial paperwork to ensure the correct claim outcome.

Housing Benefit can help you pay your rent if you’re unemployed, on a low income or claiming benefits. It’s being replaced by Universal Credit. You can only make a new claim for Housing Benefit if either: you and your partner have both reached State Pension age or one of you has reached State Pension age and started claiming Pension Credit (for you as a couple) before 15 May 2019. You can make a new claim if: you’re living in temporary accommodation, such as a B&B arranged by your council, you’re living in a refuge for survivors of domestic abuse, you’re living in sheltered or supported housing (such as a hostel) which provides you with ‘care, support or supervision’.

Tax credits are government payouts that give extra money to people who need it – including those who need help to care for children, those who are disabled workers, and people on low incomes. There are two types of tax credit – child tax credit and working tax credit. You might be eligible for one or both of them, depending on your circumstances. Working tax credit are for people who are in work, either for an employer or self-employed, but earn a low income. Child tax credit are for those who are responsible for children; they're paid in addition to child benefit, and you don’t need to be in work to claim. Whether you qualify and how much you get depends on your household income and circumstances. HMRC deals with claims and payments for tax credits.

Carer allowance enables you to get £67.25 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits, you do not have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for, you do not get paid extra if you care for more than one person. If someone else also cares for the same person as you, only one of you can claim Carer’s Allowance.

Council tax support is available if you’re on a low income or claim benefits. Your bill could be reduced by up to 100%, you can apply if you own your home, rent, are unemployed or working. What you get is dependent on where you live - each council runs its own scheme, your circumstances (eg income, number of children, benefits, residency status, your household income - this includes savings, pensions and your partner’s income, if your children live with you and if other adults live with you.

Many of our clients are entitled to some form of social welfare benefits alongside their income, however calculating the amounts can be difficult for those who do not have an understanding of the various systems. If you are trying to find out how much you may be entitled to or would simply like to assess the financial impact of changing working patterns, our friendly team can assist.

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Affordable Pay-monthly Packages

We offer a full range of services to limited companies, solo trader, partnership, charity, LLP, CIC as well as individuals. We have arranged our services into easy to choose packages that suit your needs.

Start-up
£ 50  / Month (+VAT)

This price plan is suitable for the start-up companies who are not VAT registered.

  • Year-end accounts preparation and submission
  • Corporation Tax returns
  • Payroll & RTI submission for 1 employee
  • Personal tax return [salary & dividends income only] (Free)*
  • File confirmation statement (annual return) with Companies House
  • Reference letters for Director only (Free)*
  • Assisting with correspondence from HMRC and Companies House
  • Unlimited face to face advice and email support
  • 1 Director
  • 1 Shareholder
  • Annual turnover should be less than 80K
Limited Company
£ 100  / Month (+VAT)

This price plan is suitable for the companies who are VAT registered and turnover is less than 100K with a couple of employees.

  • Year-end accounts preparation and submission
  • Corporation Tax returns
  • Monthly payroll including RTI submission for up to 2 employees
  • Personal tax return [salary & dividends income only] (Free)*
  • File confirmation statement (annual return) with Companies House
  • Reference letters for Director only (Free)*
  • MTD VAT returns submissions – quarterly
  • Unlimited face to face advice and email support
  • 1 Director
  • 1 Shareholder
  • Annual turnover should be less than 100K
Company Pro
£ 150  / Month (+VAT)

This price plan is suitable for the companies who are VAT registered; turnovers are more than 100K and have 2 directors and shareholders.

  • Company formation (if required)
  • Year-end accounts preparation and submission
  • Corporation Tax returns
  • Monthly payroll including RTI submission for up to 5 employees (Free)
  • MTD VAT returns submissions – quarterly
  • Personal tax return [salary & dividends income only] (Free)*
  • File confirmation statement (annual return) with Companies House
  • Reference letters for Director only (Free)*
  • Unlimited face to face advice and email support
  • 2 Directors
  • 2 Shareholders
  • Annual turnover should be less than 200K
Company Premium
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This bespoke price plan is suitable for the companies who are VAT registered, with more directors, shareholders and employees. Also, annual turnover is more than 200k and requires further bespoke services.

  • Company formation
  • Year-end accounts preparation and submission
  • Corporation Tax returns
  • Monthly payroll including RTI submission all employees
  • MTD VAT returns submissions – quarterly
  • Personal tax return [salary & dividends income only] (Free)*
  • File confirmation statement (annual return) with Companies House
  • Reference letters for the all Directors (Free)*
  • Unlimited face to face advice and email support
  • Flexible and can be discussed
  • Annual turnover should be more than 200K

Add on Services

  1. Personal Tax Returns

    This price plan is suitable for self-employed individuals, landlords and those who need to submit Self-Assessment Tax Returns.

    If you need to submit the Self-Assessment Tax Return, we can offer you competitive prices starting from £150 + VAT. Price can vary according to your nature of income. Please contact us for more details.

  2. Tax Investigation
  3. Business Legal Support
  4. Company Formation
  5. Business Mentoring
  6. ARA accounting services for ATOL & ABTA travel companies

    Our commitment to you is that we’ll ensure all the information we’ve submitted to the Civil Aviation Authority is up-to-date and accurate. 

Taxcare Accountancy was formed to provide Small & Medium Businesses with an affordable, proactive and professional accountancy services…