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 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.

The Audit: What you need to know about external audits

Each year, private individuals and business owners submit their tax returns to the tax office and inform them about their annual accounts and any tax-relevant issues. However, if the tax office finds a reason to take a closer look, an external investigation known as an external audit will take place. The following article reveals what the tax office is hoping to achieve by conducting an audit, and...

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 by functional areas, e.g. sales and administration.

Small business invoice

Not just for large businesses, it’s also important for small businesses to get their invoices just right. How to determine whether your business qualifies as small, what needs to be included in the invoice, and the best way to send them can be found in this article. A small business invoice template is also included to make the whole process even easier.

What is occupational health and safety?

Employers are required to provide a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. Nevertheless, millions of UK workers fall ill each year due to their jobs. But what exactly is the UK’s health and safety policy? How are workplace safety standards enforced? And what legal obligations do employers have in the UK?

Is business travel time working time?

Generally speaking, the only travel periods during a business trip that count as working time and require remuneration are the hours spent traveling that take place during the normal workday hours. Whether or not an employee is paid for any additional travel periods is stipulated in their employment contract or in a labour agreement. How can you find out exactly what the rules and regulations for...

Office programs: A comparison of the best office software

Everyday office life is often stressful and associated with various challenges. The most important thing for all upcoming tasks and appointments is not to lose track of things and to work as efficiently as possible even under time pressure. An elementary success factor is therefore the choice of the right office software. We will show you which office programs you should not forego under any...

Issuing a private invoice: What you need to consider

Invoices are usually associated with trading. However, private individuals are also permitted to create invoices if they sell a personal belonging, for example. What do you need to keep in mind when creating an invoice as an individual? Are there any specific guidelines to follow? What belongs on a private invoice?

Break-even point – simply explained

At the break-even point (BeP), a company makes enough revenue to switch from the loss zone to the profit zone. If the BeP is exceeded, a company yields a profit. But what data do you need in order to calculate the break-even point? What formula is used to calculate it? We’ll answer these questions and provide you with further info about the BeP.

The A/R invoice

Whether you’re in the supermarket, at the restaurant, or in the garage – invoices are issued everywhere. However, young entrepreneurs – either freelance or self-employed – who want to claim money from their customers for the first time and write outgoing invoices are often unsure. What is the difference between an incoming and an outgoing invoice? What information should be included in the...


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