By Di Bouglas

Following discussions with other professional genealogists, it has become apparent that we all want to know more about how to deal with taxation matters related to running a small business. I have now been able to arrange a talk by leading HMRC expert, Fiona Heritage. Fiona had 29 years experience with HM Revenue and Customs and now runs her own consultancy, TaxClever. She will cover self assessment, what expenses can be claimed, record keeping and NI contributions and there will be ample opportunity to ask questions. With the 31st January deadline looming for filing your return for 2012/3, this is an ideal opportunity to make sure you are claiming everything you can, whilst staying on the right side of the law.

The talk will be at the Society of Genealogists at 2pm on Thursday 9th January 2014. Directions can be found on the SoG website.

For anyone who is an SoG member, Thursday is their late night, so you will also have the opportunity to stay until 8pm and use the library.

For those who are not SoG members, or are not familiar with what the library has to offer, we are going to arrange for an optional free tour of the library after the talk has finished.

Places are limited and I’m expecting that this might be a popular topic, so advance booking is advised. The cost is £6, to include light refreshments, which can be paid in advance by cheque (payable to Diana Bouglas). It might be possible to turn up and pay on the day, but please check with me first to make sure there are still places available. All are welcome. You don’t have to be an AGRA or SoG member, or even a genealogist. Please contact us using the tab at the top of the page (not the SoG) for further details.