Here at Bells Accountants in Kent, we can supply you with an extensive range of company secretarial services designed to help you and your business.
We will ensure your compliance with all the relevant legislation, and will support you during board and general meetings.
In short, we will provide all the assistance you need in regards to corporate governance, and filing all the annual statutory documents you need to submit to Companies House.
At Bells Accountants in Kent, we can be with you every step of the way from the moment your company is formed, providing you with expert services and ensuring you are completely compliant.
We are pleased to offer you advice, and you will find that our fees are extremely reasonable, especially in regards to the high levels of service we provide. Please feel free to call us at any time on , or you can email us at .
Below, you will find answers to questions that we are frequently asked – if the question you have is not listed here, please call us on .
The main advantage to trading as a limited company is that companies pay a fixed rate of 20% in corporation tax on annual profits up to £300,000. As a sole trader you are subjected to the normal income tax rates which includes the 40% bracket for income over £31,866 and class 4 national insurance of 9%!
Accountancy fees are higher for limited companies as there is a lot more administration required but if we make a recommendation that you should incorporate (go limited!) we will always demonstrate to you exactly how much tax you will save and go through the pros and cons in full so that you can make an informed decision.
Companies have their own financial year end given by companies house, this is usually twelve months after they initially set up. They then have 9 months from their financial year end to file their abbreviated accounts with companies house and 12 months to file their corporation tax return and accounts with HMRC.
The expenses you can claim for are very specific to each trade, for example, a consultant cannot claim for all the same things a plumber can claim for although there will be some things that can be claimed for by both such as travel and telephone bills. Bells can provide some general guidance in the form of a leaflet or a bespoke list. Fill out our contact us form for more information.
As a small start-up company we need help with the smallest accounting tasks, right up to the crucial and legally required ones. We had extremely limited knowledge of accountancy and bookkeeping and have hardly needed to lift a finger – Bells have done everything for us!
We have never had a single moment of difficulty and the peace of mind we receive working with Bells, is priceless.
As our working relationship has grown we have been introduced to different members of the Bells team and each and every one of them has maintained the same high level of service, dedication and guidance.
Bells responsiveness is probably the best thing about them. Any questions, no matter how simple they may seem, have been handled quickly and professionally. It doesn’t feel like we are dealing with old-fashioned, stuffy, straight-laced ‘accountants’ – it’s more like phoning up a friend for advice
We have already and will again recommend Bells, to anybody looking for a professional, friendly and responsive accountancy team.
Mr Matthew Keogh (Director)
Leestock Music Festival Ltd
We instructed Bells at the start of 2015 as we were very impressed by their proactive approach to accounting matters. We have found the team to be very personable and their attention to detail is brilliant. Prior to the commencement of our partnership with Bells, we found our relationship with our previous accountant rather distant and often found ourselves contacting them to find out what our deadlines submissions were in the absence of any correspondence from them.
Bells have been great in assisting with our accounts in a very professional and efficient manner and the switch over process was really easy. They have provided us with better cost savings efficiencies that we wouldn’t have thought of. Big thank you to the team and we look forward to continuing our partnership with you!
Ebony & Ivory Interiors Ltd
We highly believed that Bells could advise us when setting up the business, and Bells proved to be of exceptional help by corresponding on our behalf with HMRC, understanding the challenges of our business from the very start, thus enabling us to meet our company’s deadlines.
The fact that Bells has been following our company from its early stages makes the relationship between our two companies even more efficient, as we have the opportunity of going through various stages of our business hand in hand.
Launching a new business is particularly challenging, and having the chance to rely on a trustworthy, efficient and experienced accountant partner is essential. We would highly recommend start-up businesses to instruct Bells from the beginning.
Juliette de Combret | Founding Partner
Green Rendez-Vous Ltd.
We first started using Bell’s Accountants in 2012 as a start-up charity. Joanne and her dedicated team have always been extremely professional and efficient. Over the years we have developed a great relationship with Bell’s and we work in partnership to make sure our complicated payroll is completed correctly to the benefit of everyone involved. Loraine explains situations and solutions to us very clearly and we very much appreciate her support. I would highly recommend Bell’s to any company looking for a personal service that’s great value for money
Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder
The Brilliant Club
Since Bells took over as our bookkeepers, they have proved to be excellent at the job. They are completely accurate and efficient and have also reduced my accountant’s end of year bill. They managed the change-over from my old ‘analogue’ bookkeepers in the middle of a financial year seamlessly and have proved their worth time and again. I have no hesitation in recommending Jo and her Team to any other business owner.
John Wilcox & Co