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for Businesses of All Sizes:

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  • Business advice and support
  • Bookkeeping
  • VAT returns (where applicable)
  • VAT Inspection support
  • HMRC Self-assessment forms
  • Payroll (where applicable)
  • Independent Examiners reports
  • Club and Society Accounts
  • Year end Accounts preparation and relevant filing
  • Full Accounts (P&L, Balance Sheet etc.)
  • Management Accounts
  • Confirmation Statements
  • Corporate Tax Return
  • Directors' Tax Returns
  • Partners' Tax Returns
  • Partnership Tax Returns
  • Company registration & setup
  • IR35 support and recommendations
PartnershipsPrivate Limited

Taking Tax Digital - putting you in control

All VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold are required to use the Making Tax Digital service to keep records digitally and use software to submit their VAT returns from 1 April 2019.

The exception to this is a small minority of VAT-registered businesses with more complex requirements. As part of planning for the VAT pilot, HMRC continued to engage with stakeholders and listen to their concerns about business readiness for Making Tax Digital. We have made the decision to delay mandation for these customers until 1 October 2019 to ensure there is sufficient time to test the service with them in the pilot before they are mandated to join - see the timeline below.

At Tide Accounting, we have extensive experience of software installations, upgrades and staff training for all levels of ability in financial software. From online bookkeeping to multi-location financial reporting functions, we can help you get the right package for your needs and ensure that your team can provide the relevant services.

We keep our professional training and certification up to date to ensure that we stay ahead of legislative and industry changes. You can read more about the Tide Accounting team here on our meet the team page.

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Services for All Businesses

A wide range of our services are just as applicable to larger organisations as they are relevant for smaller firms: from basic bookkeeping for smaller businesses to payroll, financial accounting and management accountancy.


Accountancy and Tax servicesFrom the outset, Tide Accounting has been an accounting specialist, with our original financial accounting services expanding through experience, qualifications and new staff.

We can provide you with both year-end accounts and monthly or quarterly management accounts for both limited and unincorporated businesses.

You may have a requirement to monitor your business monthly or quarterly or you may want to make changes to your business and need up to date financial information regarding recent events rather than after a twelve month period.

Most importantly you need to have a clear understanding of these financial statements and accounts.

We realise that each client has different needs and our services are client driven, therefore we provide as much assistance or as little throughout the year as you require.


bookkeeping servicesWe can provide an entire bookkeeping, VAT and accounting service for companies of any size, from Sole Traders to Partnerships and Limited companies. While we are based in the New Forest, we work with companies across the UK in a friendly, professional manner to suit each client.

We are experienced at compiling accounts using Sage software, Excel spreadsheets or manually.

Training for your staff
If you would prefer in-house staff to do your bookkeeping, our sister company, Bridge Training can offer customised training for staff of any level in the workplace. Please contact Bridge Training for details.

Payroll Services & Training

Payroll servicesTide Accounting offers a full payroll bureau service with our in-house team, producing payslips, monthly reports and year-end on line filing.

We can provide weekly, fortnightly or monthly payroll for companies of any size from 1 – 200 employees including sole-traders, partnerships and Limited companies.

Our sister company Bridge Training, is your first port of call for software and finance training at any level – Bridge Training is a Sage Business Partner as well as an approved training provider for AAT and ACT courses.

Software Training

If you wish to keep the day to day running of your Accounts in house then we can fully support you with that process.

Our sister company, Bridge Training Solutions is a Sage Accountant Partner and provides Software and Stationery, Training and support on all Sage products. We can help you organise Sage Classroom Training and we can also come to your workplace and train your staff in-situ with an entirely customised program based on your specific requirements.

We also offer training in a number of other financial software packages including, most recently, Xero. Just call us for details.



Tax Consultancy

Tax consultancy

With professional Tax Accounting Services, Tide Accounting can help you achieve better control over tax accounting on a monthly and annual basis and allow you to increase your time spent on the more strategic aspects of your business. We provide company, partnership and sole trader tax computations and returns.

We also realise the need for tax planning and for clients to pay no more tax than is necessary. Our team is professionally qualified and work with an eye for detail and accuracy in a friendly, professional manner.

Specialist Businesses Services

We also run a smaller range of bespoke services for the maritime industry - please call us for details on the services below:

Maritime Security Operatives

container shipWith over 30 years’ experience of accountancy and extensive knowledge of the Maritime Industry, we have a specialist team dedicated to Maritime Security Operatives. We can help with every step of business creation as well as ongoing financial planning and services.

Who are we?
Rebecca Ray and Peter Lewis will be your points of contact at Tide Accounting. We have over 30 years of experience between us and have a strong Client service ethic.

Why do you need our services?
When running a Limited Company there are certain duties you must perform as a Director to ensure compliance with both HMRC and Companies House rules.

Tide Accounting will offer an initial consultation to talk through the tasks you need to fulfil during the Financial Year and assist you each step of the way with these on an on-going basis.

Every UK Limited Company must fulfil the following main Annual requirements during a Financial Year:

  • Annual Accounts must be submitted to Companies House by the stipulated deadline
  • A Corporation Tax Return must be filed with HMRC within 12 months of the year end
  • An Annual return must be filed at Companies House by the stipulated deadline to ensure they are updated on any changes occurring during the year

container shipIn addition the Director’s will also have the following requirements to fulfil:

  • Director’s Self Assessment Return, to be completed and filed by 31st January each year
  • Director’s Annual Payroll run

Tide Accounting will also advise on the most Tax efficient methods of taking your income based on your individual circumstances.

For further information, please click here for the MSO Admin Solutions pdf brochure or click here to visit the MSO admin solutions website.