New online tax service offered to small firms

TWO accountancy and legal firms are to launch an online business services venture aimed at small and medium firms.

The venture, Be-Professional, aims to provide tax and legal information and services. So far, co-founders Deloitte & Touche and Berwin Leighton have invested £5m in the venture. The service should be available in October, initially to customers of e-commerce solutions provider WorldPay.

Be-Professional said the joint venture is a response to demand from small to medium-sized firms for bespoke solutions as well as information from the internet.

Examples of the services it will deliver include interactive legal guidance, online accounting and document creation.

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