• Posted October 9, 2018

Keep on Running!

The dust has finally settled, muscles have finished aching and most members of the team have now packed away their running gear! The events from the Sunday 8th July 2018 have been written into the Whitesides history books! The final amount raised for our chosen charity, Haven Breast Cancer, was a fantastic £738.25. The money raised […]


  • Posted October 2, 2018

Do I need to register for Self-Assessment

As the 5 October deadline to register for self-assessment for the 2017/18 tax year rapidly approaching I thought this was the ideal time to give a quick overview of situations where you need to register for self-assessment tax. Some of the common reasons for needing to register for self-assessment are: You have income from self-employment […]


  • Posted September 27, 2018

Whitesides present at Leeds Business Week

Bin your spreadsheets – How to improve profit & save time with Sage! Whitesides are delighted to be hosting a free event at Leeds Business Week along with Kevin Brown from Sage. Sage software is the most widely used accounting software in the UK and has over 6 million customers worldwide. In April 2019 HMRC […]


  • Posted June 29, 2018

Accountants in Leeds running away with it!

You wouldn’t normally associate your accountant with middle/long distance running, they are more likely to be chasing after receipts and tax codes! But here at Whitesides Chartered Accountants in Leeds we have been improving our fitness, losing weight and clocking up the miles in preparation for the Leeds 10k Corporate Challenge on 8 July, and […]


  • Posted May 29, 2018

Pensions Re-enrolment Overview

“Re-enrolment” means putting certain staff back into a pension scheme. Here is our pensions re-enrolment overview, and this must be done 3 years after your automatic enrolment staging date. Step 1 – Choose your re-enrolment date You have a 6-month window in which to set this, starting from 3 months before the 3rd anniversary of […]


  • Posted March 12, 2018

Whitesides are Recruiting

Are you interested in joining our team? We are looking to recruit a full-time Senior Accountant for our busy Horsforth office. Ideally candidates should be either ACA or ACCA qualified,  with a minimum of 4 years experience in practice.  This is a great opportunity for someone to take that next step in their career, with the opportunity of further progression in the future. For […]


  • Posted February 7, 2018

VAT Returns using Sage

HMRC have confirmed that from 14 February 2018 the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI),  the current platform used to submit VAT Returns electronically, will be decommissioned and replaced with a new platform. From that date, all electronic Returns must be submitted via this new platform. Businesses that manually submit their VAT Returns using HMRC’s website and […]


  • Posted January 5, 2018

How To Pay Your Self Assessment Tax Bill

As the 31st January deadline looms, we recommend paying your self assessment tax bill early to avoid missing the deadline due to unforeseen circumstances. The payment amount due for 31st January is available on your tax computation. This is a link to the HM Revenue & Customs website which details the various ways in which […]


  • Posted August 16, 2017

1 Year at Whitesides for Adam & Tanis

The last month saw Tanis and myself, Adam, celebrate our first year anniversary working for Whitesides. It would be fair to say that it’s been quite an experience and learning curve for the both of us, both professionally and personally. Tanis – has recently completed her Level 3 Payroll Certificate (which is proudly mounted on […]


  • Posted July 28, 2017

Payments on Account July Deadline, what you need to know

We are currently nearing the 31 July deadline for your second Payment on Account. Though what does this mean and how does it work? Payments on Account are advance payments towards your self-assessment tax bill. Two of these payments are made each year, and each payment is half your previous year’s tax bill. They are […]