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...

 

The basics of income tax – an overview

Income tax is an important topic for everyone – both for private individuals and for entrepreneurs. But who actually has to pay income tax on what income? How high are the tax rates, and what else does the amount of tax depend on? This article will look at why income tax is charged, and when you may be eligible for exemptions and deductions.

Saving taxes – a guide 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?

Travel expense accounting: how to correctly reimburse travel expenses

Costs incurred during a business trip can be claimed back from the employer or in your own tax return. In order to do this, you need a detailed list of the individual costs in the travel expense report. But which costs can be claimed for tax purposes and to what extent? And what are the differences between business trips at home and abroad?

Pop-up shops: what are the advantages of this concept?

Pop-up shops: they usually disappear as fast as they appear. These are shops that are deliberately operated for a limited time and in which limited products are usually offered. A pop-up shop offers new entrepreneurs an opportunity to present themselves to customers for the first time and enables online shops to launch offline with less risk.

Employee motivation: better working atmosphere, higher turnover

What is motivation and how can I inspire my employees? The question is decisive for a company’s success. Employee motivation encompasses all methods that aim to strengthen employee job satisfaction and motivation to work well. According to this definition, long-term motivation can only come from within. With the right prerequisites and a constructive management style, it is possible to motivate...

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 impossible undertaking. This guide explains the step by step fundamentals of double-entry accounting, and will turn you into a...

Collective invoice: settling multiple collected orders

Facilitate the settlement of transactions with regular customers by combining regular deliveries or other services in a collective invoice. Periodic billing of this kind facilitates bookkeeping and saves time and money. Please refer to our article for the tax requirements that apply to the preparation of collective invoices.

Easy steps to close a P&L account

Merchants pursuing trade activities are legally obliged to prepare annual accounts based on double-entry bookkeeping. The profit and loss account is an integral part of this, as it demonstrates just how successful a company was during a given financial year. When you close your nominal accounts, it is important that the structure and sequence of your profit-and-loss accounts abide by various...

Exceptions for small businesses - help or hindrance?

All beginnings are difficult - this also applies in setting up a business. Luckily, there are three special schemes where small businesses have an exception for all things accounting, including registering as VAT exempt. However, the status of a small business is not always helpful, and in some cases it may help to register for VAT even if you’re not obliged to – check out the pros and cons.

Small businesses, explained

According to the Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC), a small business is a privately-owned and operated business with a small scale of trade and a small number of employees, depending on the industry. Small businesses are commonly referred to by the European term “SME” which stands for Small to Medium-sized Enterprise. An SME can be a limited company, partnership, or sole trader. There are...


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