Registering a small business – who needs to do it, and if so what do they need to do?

Becoming a sole trader or starting a small business is not as simple as coming up with an idea one day and then beginning to trade the next. There are several bureaucratic and administrative things that one needs to do before they can successfully register a small business. In this article, we have gathered together the steps that you need to take to register your small business, including the...

What is sales tax? The basics explained

Everyone has to deal with sales tax in some form or other. Sales tax is one of the most important sources of income for the government. But what is sales tax exactly? And who actually has to pay it? Which tax rate applies to which products? How do you calculate sales tax? The most important information on sales tax at a glance.

Reverse charge – the shift in tax liability easily explained + example

Many US-based entrepreneurs are still puzzled by the reverse charge. The procedure is all about transferring tax liability from the service providers to respective beneficiaries. In other words, the latter must settle the payment of taxes with the tax office. This is said to have saved time and prevented frauds in the past. What must be considered, and who is directly involved? Read on for an...

The basics of income tax – an overview

Income tax is an important topic for everyone – both for private individuals and for entrepreneurs. But who actually has to pay income tax on what income? How high are the tax rates, and what else does the amount of tax depend on? This article will look at why income tax is charged, and when you may be eligible for exemptions and deductions.

An introduction to employer ID numbers

Starting a new business comes with a great deal of new responsibilities and paperwork – wising up on the relevant administrative requirements for your business is a good way to avoid issues in the future. This is certainly the case for declaring tax – and to collect tax for your company you will need to register for an employer identification number (EIN), otherwise known as a sales tax number, or...

Corporate income tax: the basics at a glance

Corporate income tax is not as well-known as regular income tax although the two are very similar. While income tax is payable by private individuals and others, corporate income tax just relates to the taxable income of corporations and other entities. In this guide, we will answer the following questions about corporation tax: How is it calculated? How high is it? Who has to pay it, and who...

What are advance taxes?

Advanced tax payments need to be estimated and paid four times a year. But who needs to make these payment and who is exempt? How do you estimate how much you have to pay? The answer to these questions can be found in this accountancy article - make sure you don’t land in hot water with the IRS.

Types of taxes in the United States

Keeping track of taxes in the US isn’t exactly a piece of cake. There are so many types of taxes that it’s difficult to know which ones apply to you and your business. If you don’t file your taxes correctly with the IRS, it could result in penalties, which could cost your business a lot of money. This article explains the main types of taxes so that business owners can inform themselves to see...

Loss carryforward and loss carryback: how you can save on taxes

Just because your business has been running smoothly for years, it doesn’t mean that things will always be this way. There could be times where the expenditures of your business are greater than its revenues. It wouldn’t be fair to expect the company to pay tax when it isn’t as financially stable as in previous years. This is where the provisions, loss carryforward, and loss carryback come into...

Input tax: claiming tax rebates through tax deduction

Complicated tax regulations can be a minefield, causing confusion for entrepreneurs year after year. But it’s worth being fully aware of the specific tax legislation in your state; you could be entitled to a rebate for the sales tax spent on business operations. But how does this essential part of the tax law work? In this handy guide, we explain the concept of input tax and sales tax, as well as...

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