At Choice bookkeeping we know that being a sole trader is hard enough without having to keep track of all your expenses. To make life a bit easier we’re now offering 1Tap, a new expense management app designed specifically for sole traders.

Your annual Self Assessment can take a lot of time and effort that could be better spent on your business. At Choice bookkeeping we can help you get that time back and save you money while we’re doing it. The video on the right explains how 1Tap works!

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Here are five reasons why we think you’ll love using 1Tap with Choice bookkeeping

1. No more storing paper

If you’re tired of having a bunch of paper receipts and invoices hanging around your house or car all year, we don’t blame you.

With 1Tap you can just snap a picture of your invoice, and then throw the paper away. The image of your item is fully HMRC compliant and stored safely online. It also means no more trips to drop off a bag full of receipts for your Self Assessment.

2. No more entering data

No more Sunday nights hunched over an Excel spreadsheet entering your expense data.

All you need to do is take a picture of your receipt or invoice with your phone and the app will do the rest. The data is extracted automatically and sent it straight to us. You can also forward digital invoices to an email address.

3. Claim your full deduction

It can be a pain to keep track of bits of paper, especially if you’re incurring expenses on the move. That means every year receipts get lost, damaged and you miss out on claiming your full allowance.

1Tap lets you snap a picture of a receipt or invoice the moment you get it, so it’s all stored safely. That means we’ll be able to help get the most from your tax return and help you claim your full allowance.

4. Easier budgeting

Another advantage of keeping records as you go is that we’ll have a steady stream of information on your business. We can use this to update you on your tax obligations throughout the year so you can set money aside and there’ll be no nasty surprises come January.

5. Get ready for Making Tax Digital

HMRC’s new Making Tax Digital legislation means that from 2019 all non-VAT registered sole traders will need to submit financial information four times a year to a digital tax account. This handy app provides all you’ll need to make sure you’re ready for the switch.

We know you went into business to follow your passion, not to keep books. Using 1Tap with Choice bookkeeping gives you the time you need to focus on your work, secure in the knowledge that your expenses are taken care of and you’re getting the best deal possible. Get in touch to find out more.