Are you ready to business differently this New Tax Year?

As the current tax year draws to a close, small business owners across the UK are gearing up for fresh opportunities and challenges in the upcoming 2024/25 tax year

Are you ready to business differently this New Tax Year

Whether you’re an experienced business owner or just starting out, making strategic changes can significantly improve the efficiency of your operations.

According to a recent survey from QuickBooks, 60% of UK small business owners are feeling optimistic about the new tax year, with 99.6% recognising it as the perfect opportunity for doing business differently. 52% plan to leverage AI to enhance tax efficiency, 50% plan to find ways to reduce tax liabilities in compliance with laws and regulations and 48% plan to upgrade their financial management systems.

From 6th April 2024, the UK government will implement changes for the 2024/25 tax year. Staying abreast of these changes and ensuring compliance with updated tax laws is crucial for you to effectively manage your businesses and confidently step into the new financial year. 

Here are four tips from accounting expert Abul Nurujjaman of Taj Accountants, to help small businesses set themselves up for success in this new tax year.

Think about your pricing strategy to boost your bottom line 

A carefully considered pricing strategy can significantly impact your bottom line. Therefore, it’s essential to approach pricing with precision and foresight. You should create a compelling value proposition for your products or services to emphasise the unique features that distinguish your offerings. This will allow you to determine the best pricing strategy tailored to your business objective.

The new tax year is an opportunity to rethink your pricing and evaluate the value you provide to customers. Remember, if your product is too expensive, sales may suffer. Conversely, if it’s too cheap, you might struggle to cover costs.

Manage open invoices better to get your clients to pay on time 

Efficient management of open invoices is crucial for maintaining healthy cash flow and overall financial stability. As invoices accumulate, it becomes easier to overlook them, leading to delayed payments. Implement a system to monitor accounts receivable, send reminders to customers, and prevent further sales to customers with outstanding invoices.

Maintain a strong balance sheet 

Balance sheets play a crucial role in evaluating the financial health of your business. Maintaining a strong balance sheet means your business can meet its financial obligations and be resilient, particularly in challenging economic environments and when it comes to financial milestones, like the new tax year.

Regularly compare your assets to your liabilities and equities to ensure they are in balance and utilise accounting tools to create and monitor your balance sheet effortlessly.

Better manage your cash flow

Understanding your cash inflows and outflows is key to making informed business decisions. Prepare a statement of cash flows using accounting software to gain insight into your financial position. This statement categorises cash movements into three sections, that covers cash flow from operations, investing and financing activities, providing a comprehensive overview of your business’s finances.

Abul Hyat Nurujjaman
Abul Hyat Nurujjaman

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