Why Small-Scale Businesses Should Maintain Constant Communication with Accountants


It is unfortunate that small-scale business owners often only get in touch with their accountants during the tax season, which is once a year in most cases. Business owners who hire full-time professionals are not better off since they often only talk to their accountants during office meetings. Any professional accountant will do their job diligently and ensure that your books are in order regardless of whether you talk to them regularly or not.

30 July 2021

How Not-For-Profit Organisations (NFPs) Should Account for In-Kind Contributions


Many not-for-profit organisations (NFPs) depend on gifts from the general public and businesses to achieve their charitable purposes. The gifts received by NFPs are either tangible property or personal services, which can be referred to as nonfinancial gifts or in-kind contributions. This article helps NFPs account for in-kind contributions when filing tax returns. In-Kind Contributions Explained  Although cash rules in as far as charities are concerned, it's also common for not-for-profit entities to receive other contributions in the form of gifts.

6 April 2021

Tips for Appropriately Spending Your Small Business Loan During the COVID-19 Pandemic


In addition to the medical impact that COVID-19 has caused, businesses have also taken a hit from this pandemic. Small businesses have immensely struggled because they don't have as many resources (and as much flexibility) as more established corporations. To cushion such companies from long-term financial complications, various organisations are extending emergency loans to small businesses. Most of these loans are being provided at low-interest rates and with flexible repayment terms.

21 December 2020

Are You Sure That You Are Ready for Tax Time?


Tax day comes up quickly, and this is often a troubling time if you're a small business owner. After all, you may dread this time of year, but you've still got to make sure that you are fully ready, no matter what. As you check the days off the calendar, what should you do to make sure that you are compliant and ready for that deadline? Reconciliation Before you can be completely sure about your tax liability, you have to be happy with the state of your books.

10 December 2019

How to Strategise Your Affairs Around Tax Time


Many small business owners approach tax time with a certain amount of trepidation. They may think that they are prepared, but the reality is that many of them are not and they may be leaving a significant amount of money on the table as a consequence. It is important to have a plan in place to try and mitigate your tax liability as much as possible, so you can take advantage of the benefits and deductions that are available.

26 September 2018

Tips to Deal With Your Bad Credit Rating


A bad credit report can make it extremely hard for you to access any form of credit or financing in future. That's because lenders will often examine your credit report whenever you apply for any type of financing. A range of reasons can contribute to a bad credit rating. Missed repayments, bankruptcy, debt agreements or loan defaults that may be a result of a change, such as the loss of a job, in your financial standings are some of the aspects that will contribute to a bad credit rating.

14 May 2018

Why Creators Also Need to Be Planners, Even Though They May Hate It


Do you consider yourself to be a creator? If so, you may have come up with a fantastic idea for a new business and are now looking for ways to set yourself up as an entrepreneur. However, don't let enthusiasm get the better of you and make sure that you properly think this through before you proceed. What are some of the key areas to focus on while you make your decision?

28 November 2017