Certax Accounting offer the following wide range of services:

Annual Accounts
Self Assessments and Personal Tax Planning
Corporate Tax Compliance and Planning
Payroll Administration
Bookkeeping and Management Accounts
Business Start-up advice and Assistance
Company Secretarial Services


Annual Accounts

We can prepare accounts for all types of business including sole traders, partnerships and limited liability companies, in any sector of the economy. This has many benefits to you:-

  • You receive an accurate account of your true financial position
  • We have the opportunity to identify any potential areas of weakness in your business and advise you on appropriate remedial action
  • You have a professionally documented basis for use in future finance applications etc
  • You have peace of mind knowing that your accounts fully comply with all statutory requirements
  • The overall image of your business is greatly enhanced by being able to present a professionally prepared set of accounts

Self Assessment and Personal Tax Planning

Self assessment can be a time consuming and often confusing business for individuals and can be very costly if deadlines are missed or incorrect returns delivered.

We aim to spare you those headaches by offering a comprehensive Individual Self Assessment service including:-

  • Calculating your tax liability
  • Completing and filing your tax return on your behalf
  • Advising you when payments are due and how much to pay
  • Advising on appropriate record retention
  • Advising on minimising tax liability for all personal taxes e.g. Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax
  • Representing you in the event of you being selected for investigation by the Inland Revenue

Corporation Tax Compliance and Planning

As with any other area of taxation, it is essential to be proactive and plan ahead when dealing with Corporation Tax. We can help you:-

  • Minimise your Corporation Tax liabilities
  • Make the most of any available reliefs, tax losses and deferment opportunities
  • Ensure you meet all your deadlines and file your returns correctly, thereby avoiding any potential penalties


Value Added Tax is one of the most complex and onerous tax regimes imposed on business – so complex that many business inadvertently overpay or underpay VAT.

The ever widening scope of VAT, the constant stream of detailed changes to the regulations and the ever growing demands of Customs & Excise call for a trained professional eye to ensure that you do not fall foul of the regulations and do not pay the Exchequer more than you need to!

We can provide an efficient cost effective VAT service, which includes:-

  • Assistance with VAT registration
  • Advice on VAT planning and administration
  • Use of the most appropriate scheme
  • VAT control and reconciliation
  • Help with completing VAT returns
  • Negotiating with Customs and Excise in disputes and representing you at VAT tribunals

Payroll Administration

Administering payroll is becoming increasingly burdensome for many businesses, taking more and more time away from core business functions. Fortunately payroll can easily be separated from your other accounting activities and outsourced to a specialist agency such as Certax Accounting.

We offer a completely confidential and cost-effective service that includes:-

  • Starters and leavers
  • Code number changes
  • Payslips
  • Taxable benefits and P11Ds
  • Student loan recovery
  • Maternity pay, paternity pay, sick pay & adoption pay
  • Advice on tax and NIC payable
  • Dealing with employee enquiries
  • Standard payroll reports
  • Production of end of year P60s
  • Preparation and electronic filing of P14s and P35s

Bookkeeping and Management Accounts

We can take responsibility for all your routine bookkeeping and accounting requirements allowing you to free up valuable time and resources to spend on growing your business. We can do this at your office or ours and using whatever accounting software or systems you prefer.

We begin by discussing your specific requirements with you and then we set up appropriate accounting procedures and controls to ensure that your accounts are kept fully up to date and in compliance with statutory regulations.

But we don’t stop there. We can also provide you with regular management accounts to keep you informed on essential areas such as:-

  • Cash flow
  • Profitability
  • Performance ratios
  • Customer activity
  • Credit control
  • Budget comparisons

Business Start-up Advice and Assistance

We can provide all the necessary background support to get your business started, enabling you to concentrate on building the business.

Some of the ways we can help are:-

  • Preparing a comprehensive business plan
  • Determining the best structure for your business e.g. sole trader, partnership or limited company
  • Assisting with company formation and company secretarial duties
  • Preparing cash flow projections and assessing finance needs
  • General bookkeeping, VAT and payroll services
  • Tax planning
  • Management accounts
  • Annual accounts

Company Secretarial Services

The Companies Act requires companies to submit various documents within strict time limits. Not only is this a considerable administrative burden, failure to comply can result in potentially severe penalties for both the company and directors.

We can relieve you of this burden by helping with your Company Secretarial duties, including:-

  • Preparing and filing accounts and annual returns
  • Maintaining statutory registers
  • Preparing and filing forms to record changes of officers, changes of registered office, increases in share capital, allotments of shares and changes of accounting reference date