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We really understand Affiliate Marketing.

hrbs are affiliate marketing specialists HRBS ARE AFFILIATE MARKETING SPECIALISTSOn the face of it, Affiliate Marketing is a straight forward business sector … you place links on your website and get paid commissions. However, due to its worldwide nature, there are several complicated areas including the VAT treatment of Adsense and PPC such as Bing, Adwords, Facebook, Twitter etc. We help you understand how they affect you.

We help you to correctly identify sources of income and expenditure and apply the rules which many accountants, who are not experienced in the Affiliate Marketing sector, are not aware of.

We help you in the confusing area of international VAT.

Affiliate commissions can be earned from networks all over the world and each source of commission is likely to be treated differently for VAT purposes.

Some common examples …

When identifying whether or not you should be registered for VAT, expenditure Google Adwords, Bing, Facebook, Twitter etc is treated as both a sale and purchase of advertising services for calculating your VATable turnover. i.e. it is treated as additional VATable turnover. Whereas Adsense income is out of scope of UK VAT and not included in this calculation.

As part of our service, we will advise you on the UK flat rate VAT scheme and whether it is right for you.

All new clients receive a FREE business review.

As part of our sign up process we review our clients’ business and accounting systems. We identify strengths and weaknesses in the existing procedures, recommend and help to implement changes to improve efficiency and reduce unnecessary administration. For example, this could be making the most of an existing spreadsheet and automating reports or alternatively moving to an integrated accounts system. We will help you choose the right online accounting software for your business which can be used on Windows, MacOS and Linux.

We help you pay the right amount of tax.

Many new clients are unaware of areas where they may reduce their tax bill and maximise their allowances and tax deductible expenditure so that they pay the right amount of tax. Our regular review of your business enables us to suggest tax saving measures and if you have additional income (e.g. other employment) how to shelter your Affiliate Marketing earnings from unnecessary tax.

We provide a choice of online accounting software.

All you need is a computer, internet browsing software and a broadband connection.

Our strategic partnerships mean that we can provide a pro-active and cost effective service. We configure the software for your business and provide support to help you get the most out of your accounting and business information without having to install or maintain extra software or backups.

Online accounting systems to suit your lifestyle.

The nature of Affiliate Marketing and web-based business means that you can work wherever you are, and at times to suit your lifestyle. If you are away from home or using an internet café to update your website or viewing stats, you can also update your accounts or view how your business is performing.

HRBS are Affiliate Marketing Specialists.

We have a wide range of Affiliate Marketing and blogging clients including sites specialising in travel and lifestyle, food, price comparison, gambling, finance etc, as well as content-rich sites generating £200k per year in Adsense alone. Turnover ranges from new businesses of £10k to established companies exceeding £2m.

Call Keith on 01226 379000, Skype or contact us for a free, no obligation quotation.

We look forward to working with you.

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