New app makes work less taxing

Tony Medcalf and Michelle Taylor of Moore and Smalley with their new app
Tony Medcalf and Michelle Taylor of Moore and Smalley with their new app
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A Blackpool accountancy and business advisory firm has launched a new mobile phone ‘app’ to help business owners and executives make on-the-spot financial decisions.

The Moore and Smalley application, which can be downloaded to personal computers, tablets and mobile phones, allows users to calculate personal and corporate tax rates, understand savings available under a number of tax incentives, and work out how much tax is payable on various forms of income and business transactions.

The firm decided to develop the program to give people the chance to work out tax liabilities and incentives without forcing them to be at a set desk in a set office.

The app, which can be downloaded online, also details the range of different services provided by the firm, contact details for its various offices, and the company’s latest news.

Danny Houghton, business development partner at the Skyways Commercial campus-based firm, said: “Introducing this app is part of our continued commitment to ensure our clients are well informed on the business issues which affect them every day.

“Business owners want real time information and are now using smart phones and other hand-held devices to access information online.

Quick

“The app offers busy executives instant access to a wide range of information, enabling them to make quick and better informed decisions on business matters, particularly on tax and employment issues.”

The advent of smartphones has seen an explosion in the number of applications available.

There are now more than 500,000 available across various platforms, with more than 5bn recorded downloads. An NOP survey found more than half of all iPhone users have more than five apps, with 16 to 24-year-olds using on average 10 per day.