Trans4mind Home Page
Free Life Assessment Results

Reveal your true self!

Trans4mind has developed a confidential and very helpful Life Assessment tool. Sign up now and discover the key challenges you face, with a personalized training plan to completely transform your life...

Explore Article Library

Small Business Accounting 101

If you are in business, then guess what you are either an accountant by default or you need to hire one. Why? People ask that question while letting the year roll by until taxes come due. Oh no! Why do I have penalties?

Simple, you are not an accountant and you should have hired on. So the first rule of business accounting is to hire one if you are not one. Second rule of business accounting is to hire an accountant to review your accounting before filing taxes.

Most individuals starting a business are unaware that the filing deadlines for corporations and small businesses are different from personal filings. While personal income tax returns are due in April. Corporate and business tax returns are due in March. His often leads to many late fees and so forth associated with late filing penalties.

Keeping good records is another concern for most new business owners starting out. Many new business owners do not understand the tax code and do not understand what can be written off as an expense and what cannot be written off as an expense. These small errors will also lead to penalties and additional fees associated with your filings.

Make sure to keep all receipts or online order forms for later reference and keep them organized. There is nothing worse than the end of the year sorting festival. Receipts get lost and records can be incomplete if not taken seriously. Do under estimate the power of organization and the process of organizing your records. Keep them tight!

Giving to charity must also be carefully monitored and accounted for by both parties. The philanthropist and the charity should both get a receipt and have good records. If you give time then keep good logs of your time and have the charity you donate to accept and sign for your log. You need a receipt!

Warning! Take great care not to fabricate or provide false deduction information. If you claim a deduction make sure your records are in order and you are prepared to be questioned if such questions arise. The practice of over filing expenses with the federal government and fabrication of records is a federal offense and can carry legal ramifications beyond penalties and fines.

In fact you can be imprisoned for fabrication of any information regarding your taxes. Going to prison for bad record keeping? Now that is a bad way to end a fiscal year.

Keeping track of money coming in is as much of an issue as keeping track of money going out. Simple bank statement preservation can go a long way to keeping things on track for your new business. Keep them in a "safe" place preferably a fire proof safe if possible. Remember all the responsibility rests squarely on your shoulders no on else's. The federal government does not care if your building burns to the ground before the tax year is over. You are still responsible for your taxes and the ramifications for not filing can be expensive ones.

Good accounting software should be your first stop if you plan to keep you own accounting records. There are several packages out there some are expensive and some a cheap. Pick one that meets your needs best not the biggest just because it appears to be the most expensive or the one with the most features. Remember, you have to learn how it works in order to keep good records. So keep in mind your own personal limitations when purchasing accounting software.

Finally, if you accept cash then document the transaction with a receipt. Never take cash without a receipt and always claim your cash receipts at the end of the year. After all, the greatest Mafia bosses and organized criminals of our time were not prosecuted for murder or the other hideous crimes they were in charge of. They were imprisoned for not filing taxes on cash receipts.

A good accountant can help you to avoid penalties and over taxation. Hire one they are worth every penny in the long run.

This article and one-way link advertisement provided by

About the author:
David C Skul 'CEO and Relativity, Inc. is pleased to server his clients through traffic generating articles and one way links.

From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

  • Public Speaking Fear ~ Banish speaking anxiety and nerves with hypnosis.
  • Motivate Yourself to Exercise ~ Build a powerful exercise habit that you can't break.
  • Get Rid of Fear & Anxiety ~ Stop worry and apprehension wrecking your life.
  • Self Esteem ~ Break the negative trance of low self esteem and give yourself a chance in life.
  • Create Your Own Reality ~ Use the power of your unconscious mind to transform your life.
  • Deeper Self Respect ~ Use hypnosis to connect with your true inner worth.
  • Detach From Fear ~ Tune out nervousness and anxiety with hypnosis.
  • Improving Concentration and Focus ~ Learn how to discipline, direct and command your mind to improve your performance.
  • Exercise Motivation ~ Give you powerful keys to getting back on track with your exercise - and staying there.
  • Overcoming Shyness ~ Provides an invisible security blanket allowing you to develop social ease and overcome shyness.
  • Quick Confidence Booster ~ An audio hypnosis session that's specifically designed to get you (quickly!) back on track.
  • Stop Negative Thoughts ~ Learn powerful hypnotic techniques to stop negative thoughts before they start.
  • Overcoming Procrastination ~ Let hypnosis help you get on with what you need to do, when you need to do it. Let nothing hold you back.
  • Think Thin ~ Use hypnosis to re-train your brain and lose weight naturally... that's how to get and stay slim.
  • Fall Asleep Fast ~ Relearn how to fall asleep fast and enjoy a good night's sleep.
  • The Next Level ~ Designed to radically boost your performance in any field. It's based on a technique used by top athletes and other successful people to help them make a big stride forward.
This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...

View all the Hypnosis Downloads here

Copyright © 1997-2017 Trans4mind Ltd