New mobile apps for record keeping on the go

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has highlighted the availability of mobile apps that can help small businesses with record keeping on the go.

The apps, which are mostly free, complement existing HMRC record-keeping guidance and tools. They aim to help small businesses and the self-employed who are below the VAT threshold (£77,000), maintain good records and estimate what their tax liability might be.

With more and more small businesses using Smart phones as part of their business these apps will provide the opportunity to keep track of records on the go, wherever business people are.

HMRC has now published a list of companies providing apps for record keeping that meet their specifications, although stressed it had not tested any of the apps or carried out any security testing on these.  

Click here for the a list of the developers with available apps.

HMRC added: "This list is not exhaustive and it is probable that other software houses associated with mobile application development will also be developing applications.