Friday, September 18, 2009

7 Accounting Tips for Beginning Businesses

We have the smartest and the most clever accountant in the world. So we asked him to write an article about starting a business and the accounting setup needed. Here's what he wrote, it's solid advice from an accountant that saves us tons of money.

1. KISS. Keep it simple starting out. The simplest form of entity for running your first business is called a sole proprietorship. This form of ownership requires NO special communication or filings to the Internal Revenue Service until you start paying employees.

2. As a sole proprietor you are the owner/entity which might require only to acquire an occupational license if your county or municipality mandates one. As the owner, you are also liable to remit all state or city tax collections on retail or wholesale sales your business collects. Service businesses and most cross state sales are exempt from state tax collections.

3. If you are concerned about personal liability as a sole proprietorship then do the cheapest and simplest thing which is to buy a personal liability umbrella policy. The best way to avoid liability is to learn your trade well and keep accurate records on Less Accounting .

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