Small business owner

Register a Small Business

Registering a small business – who needs to do it, and if so what do they need to do?

Becoming a sole trader or starting a small business is not as simple as coming up with an idea one day and then beginning to trade the next. There are several bureaucratic and administrative things that one needs to do before they can successfully register a small business. In this article, we have gathered together the steps that you need to take to register your small business, including the...

Quotation templates: using samples for more success

Quotation templates: how practical samples work

With a professional template, you can increase your chances of turning the interested party into a customer. In order to achieve this, the quote should correspond to the recipient’s needs as well as have a professional structure, layout, and content. Quotation templates for Word and Excel offer the perfect support.

Sales tax

What is sales tax? The basics explained

Everyone has to deal with sales tax in some form or other. Sales tax is one of the most important sources of income for the government. But what is sales tax exactly? And who actually has to pay it? Which tax rate applies to which products? How do you calculate sales tax? The most important information on sales tax at a glance.

Corporate income tax

Corporate income tax: the basics at a glance

Corporate income tax is not as well-known as regular income tax although the two are very similar. While income tax is payable by private individuals and others, corporate income tax just relates to the taxable income of corporations and other entities. In this guide, we will answer the following questions about corporation tax: How is it calculated? How high is it? Who has to pay it, and who...

Input tax: sales tax made simple

Input tax: claiming tax rebates through tax deduction

Complicated tax regulations can be a minefield, causing confusion for entrepreneurs year after year. But it’s worth being fully aware of the specific tax legislation in your state; you could be entitled to a rebate for the sales tax spent on business operations. But how does this essential part of the tax law work? In this handy guide, we explain the concept of input tax and sales tax, as well as...

How to correctly calculate, report, and reverse accruals

How to correctly calculate, report, and reverse accruals on the balance sheet

Accruals play an important role when it comes to accounting. They are expenses or revenues incurred over a period in which no invoice was sent or no money changed hands. By learning more about accruals and how they work, you will be able to keep track of your company’s finances more easily. This article explains how to calculate, report, and reverse accruals in an easy-to-understand way.

Requirements for a proper invoice

Required components and information for a proper invoice

Only proper invoices are approved by the IRS. If the invoice is incorrect or incomplete, you forfeit your right to tax deductions, among other consequences. To avoid this, make sure that you always meet the minimum invoice requirements. This quick guide explains what information and components are mandatory on your invoices, what can and can’t be omitted, and which special rules you should pay...

Profit calculation by cash inflow and outflow accounting

Cash inflow and outflow, simply explained

As April 15 approaches, businesses are faced with a major challenge: They not only need to communicate their tax returns to the IRS, but also their previous year’s profits. Small businesses, self-employed individuals, and freelancers need to take the cash inflow and outflow principle into account when calculating their profit. But what exactly does this mean? This guide will help you through this...

Employer ID number

An introduction to employer ID numbers

Starting a new business comes with a great deal of new responsibilities and paperwork – wising up on the relevant administrative requirements for your business is a good way to avoid issues in the future. This is certainly the case for declaring tax – and to collect tax for your company you will need to register for an employer identification number (EIN), otherwise known as a sales tax number, or...