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Anita Forrest

Accountant/Content Creator

A bit about me

I’m Anita, a Chartered Accountant with over a decade of experience taking self-employed business owners from financially confused to business savvy.

‘Go Self-Employed’ is a collection of articles and resources to make self employment less terrifying, no matter what stage you are at.

When I’m not bean counting or writing blog posts you’ll find me walking my dog, in the gym or bingeing on Netflix.

Hot Topics for Self-Employed Business Owners

Important 2019 Tax Dates for the Self Employed

Here are the 2019 Tax Dates that are important if you are self employed along with a handy infographic for you to save and keep.

Can Spreadsheets be used for HMRC Making Tax Digital?

If you are VAT registered and love using spreadsheets, then you may be worried about how the upcoming changes of HMRC Making...

How to Reduce Your Tax Bill if You’re Self-Employed

Your tax bill can be the biggest bill that you need to handle when you're self-employed. But there are ways you can...

Overview of Quickbooks Self-Employed UK

When you go self-employed it is your responsibility to do your own bookkeeping and manage your taxes.  For some, this can be...

What does HMRC Making Tax Digital Mean?

HMRC Making Tax Digital is something that it's estimated over 40% of small business owners don't know about. But it is going...

Do You Really Need an Accountant If You’re Self-Employed?

When it comes to the question of whether you really need an accountant if you’re self-employed, it seems to me that there...

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