Small business owner

Input tax: sales tax made simple

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

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

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

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...

Tax Tips for the Self-Employed

How can I save on tax? This is an eternal question for the self-employed. In order to be well-versed in questions of tax, and improve your own financial situation, you need the necessary information: What taxes have you incurred? And what can be deducted from them?

Invoice templates: The quick and convenient solution

Using a template to write invoices saves you a fair bit of time. While you still have to enter all of the payment information for each order on your own, sample invoices provide a ready-made design that you just have to fill in using the relevant company and customer data. But how does the perfect invoice template really look? And what should an invoice template consist of?

Entertainment expenses

Business meals are a significant part of many businesses day-to-day activities. There are many companies out there that spend a lot of money in order to be able to have a nice setting and atmosphere to conduct meetings with clients. This can be to discuss both current and future projects. However, once the bill comes, there is also the important matter of the entertainment expense receipt. Anyone...

Numbering invoices: What you need to know

Numbering your invoices isn’t required under U.S. law, but it’s a helpful tool for managing your business and tracking your transaction history. Utilizing a good invoice numbering system makes it easier to locate invoices for future referencing, and can come in handy when accessing sale records for customer service purposes. Following a structured invoice numbering system can also be helpful when...

Getting your website Christmas-ready

With the holidays just weeks away and shoppers dashing to their devices to try and beat the holiday rush, it is important to ensure that your web presence is ready to take on the challenge. Whether it is a blog or an online shop, here are a few tips and tricks to ensure that your website is ready to hit the road running as the festive season kicks in!

Writing an order confirmation | What’s important?

When an order is placed with you or your business, you ought to write up an order confirmation. This confirms to the person who has made the order that their purchase is being processed and also summarizes all the relevant information, e.g., price, product details, delivery date, etc. But what exactly is an order confirmation and what should you be aware of when preparing such a document?