Working from home tax deductions

How to tax-deduct working from home

 

Whether you’re self-employed or employed – a growing number of professionals are working from home and many even set-up a dedicated space to perform their job duties. To reduce the tax burden, the costs for working from home can be tax-deducted. However, certain conditions need...

 

Creating a web store: the cornerstone of seed money

Seed money for your online shop

 

When planning the finer details of your online shop, rushing through your financial plan can lead to chaos. It’s important to be aware of how much money you need to spend, and only an extensive finance plan can provide the necessary security for the development of your web store....

 

SMART goals

How to achieve more by setting SMART goals

 

Have you heard of SMART goals, but you’ve never used an organised and effective method for setting objectives? We’ll explain the advantages of SMART goals, how to use the technique for your personal and business goals and what to watch out for with this method. Because, like all...

 

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)?

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) explained

 

Neuro-linguistic programming, NLP for short, is a collection of tools and models designed to facilitate and strengthen communication in various areas of life and work. The goal is to better understand oneself and others, and to make positive changes. We will tell you exactly what...

 

Cost of sales method

The cost of sales procedure in the context of profits and losses.

 

The profit and loss account (P&L) is also called an income statement. All general ledger accounts are summed up with expenses subtracted from the income to leave a profit or loss amount for the period, which is usually one financial year. Daily operating expenses are summarised...

 

Register as a sole trader

How to register as a sole trader

 

It’s easy to become self-employed in the UK. All you need to get started is a business idea and a bit of courage. The one-person business does require registration with the HMRC and there are a few other requirements you will need to fulfil. It’s important to understand the risks...

 

Double-entry accounting, explained simply and briefly

Double-entry accounting simply explained

 

Double-entry accounting or double-entry bookkeeping is an essential part of the accounting system. Lots of entrepreneurs have a hard time with bookkeeping, when in fact it should be a boon and provide a detailed overview of your finances. Double-entry accounting isn’t an...

 

How to achieve more by setting SMART goals

Have you heard of SMART goals, but you’ve never used an organised and effective method for setting objectives? We’ll explain the advantages of SMART goals, how to use the technique for your personal and business goals and what to watch out for with this method. Because, like all methods, SMART goals also have their drawbacks.

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) explained

Neuro-linguistic programming, NLP for short, is a collection of tools and models designed to facilitate and strengthen communication in various areas of life and work. The goal is to better understand oneself and others, and to make positive changes. We will tell you exactly what NLP is, how it works, and where it can be applied most effectively.

Work schedule – free Excel template to download

If you don’t want to invest in an expensive software solution for managing your staff, then you can use alternative management tools like shift and work schedules, and easily create them yourself in Excel. But what’s even quicker: To download the 1&1 IONOS free work schedule template in Excel. We’ll explain how to adapt it to your needs in just a few steps.

Debit and credit

As an entrepreneur, you should have basic knowledge of double-entry bookkeeping with debits and credits in order to record your business transactions in a comprehensible manner. If you deliver products or services to your customers, then these are business transactions that you record. These records always follow the “debit to credit” system. But what exactly is behind this process?

Startup funding: tips on corporate financing and promotion

If you want to create your startup independently, the question will come up sooner or later of how the company will be financed. Nowadays, there are so many options for startup funding: regional and nation-wide funding programs can help, as well as angel investors, startup centers, and other investors. Long-term subsidies that last two or more years are not a rarity in the startup industry. Learn...

Self-employed part-time – what do I need to know?

Would you like to work part-time as a self-employed person? You are not the only one. No wonder, as there are some advantages to owning a start-up, like minimiszing your financial risk. Starting a part-time self-employed side gig is easy, but there are certain conditions to be observed. If you start your own business on a part-time basis, you will be faced with a number of considerations: How will...

Partial invoice

Partial invoices are particularly practical when services are not paid in a single total invoice. They are flexible in their amount and frequency and are agreed between customer and contractor. For the seller, partial invoices mean a more regular cash flow, and the customer may benefit from the more predictable burden of paying the invoice step by step. Prepayments are mainly used in the...

Mileage log template: Free of charge as an Excel and PDF file

Do you run personal errands with your company car? No problem at all – as long as you record the distances you have covered thoroughly in a logbook. You can either keep this in electronic form on your smartphone or buy it as a bound booklet from a specialist office retailer. However, there is nothing stopping you from creating your own logbook. Our mileage log sample will help you with this.

How to keep a mileage log: Doing it right

Do you travel regularly with a company car, but also use it for private journeys? While this is a monetary advantage, you have to pay tax on private usage. There are two different methods for calculating this tax burden: You can use a mileage log or claim actual expenses. A logbook is used for documentation purposes, in which you record the miles driven.


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