Do-It-Yourself accounting is a standard practice among small businesses. Most small business owners believe this is a great way to save a few bucks, but end up losing that money in missed deductions, and as this article by the New York Times indicates, they often create new headaches for themselves. Something that many entrepreneurs don’t realize is that accountants do more than just file tax returns. So what else do we do?
All accountants maintain business records and generate financial documents and reports. We can also assist in setting up bank accounts, direct deposit systems, vendor payment and invoicing, payroll, and other necessary business duties, leaving you free to do what you do best.
We offer tax planning and financial counseling.
An accountant does standard tax reporting, but did you know that a good accountant can offer advice on tax deductions? For small business owners who may not understand tax law this is particularly important. An accountant has the potential to save you thousands of dollars a year in deductions, meaning that their services will generally pay for themselves. We can also offer advice on inventory management, cash flow, business financing, and price control.
We understand business software.
Most accountants keep up with technological information and advancements that pertain to businesses, such as software, applications, and updates that could be useful to your business.
We know the rules and help you comply. Tax law is in a constant state of change. Many accountants are familiar with corporate and tax law and a good accountant is always up-to-date on the latest legislation and will be able to determine the correct business structure for a venture, provide taxation information, and file corporate and sale taxes.1 year ago • 0 notes