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  • What is CIS?
    What is Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)?

    CIS is a scheme in the UK, issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), for mainstream contractors and deemed contractors in the construction industry. The difference between the two is that the principal activity of mainstream contractors is construction. Construction is not the core business operation for deemed contractors, but…

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  • Expense fraud
    6 ways your employees can get crafty with expense fraud

    Where there is money, there is crime. Perhaps that is why expense fraud is prevalent in firms of all sizes despite being illegal. According to the 2018 report by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, expense reimbursement cases account for 21% of fraud in small businesses and 11% in enterprises. While it may sometimes be an honest mistake, it…

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  • Are you 1099 ready?
    Best practices for filing your 1099s this tax season

    Tax filing season has already begun in the US. It's time to get those 1099 forms ready as the deadline approaches. According to an IRS announcement, they will start accepting tax forms for the 2019 financial year starting January 27th. Form 1099 is also called an information return, which businesses file every year…

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  • Holiday season
    How to get through business travel during peak holiday season

    Business travel has its perks, but, especially around the holidays, you have to go through a lot to enjoy them. Let’s say you are on a business trip. At your fifth business meeting of the day, you are probably picturing yourself going back to the hotel room and hoarding the…

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  • Choosing payroll software
    Software is better than spreadsheets for payroll. Here’s why

    Spreadsheets are fantastic tools when used for the right purpose. However, businesses face problems when they extend the use of spreadsheets far beyond where they're helpful, such as completing the entire payroll process. Payroll is not just computing paychecks, and spreadsheets aren't the best tool for the process. While spreadsheets appear familiar and easy, using them…

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  • What is CIS?
    All You Need to Know About Closing Your Books

    What does it mean to "close your books?" Closing your books a year-end activity where business reports are finalised. "Books" refer to a company's transaction records that are used to generate financial statements. These transactions inform the business owner about the money flowing in and out of their business. Why is it important? Closed books indicate that your…

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  • Google Shopping
    An Intro to Google Shopping

    With the number of businesses starting up, it has become increasingly difficult for new businesses to get their products discovered. And because of this, their sales are taking a hit.  As a result, some businesses turn to popular marketplaces like Amazon and Etsy, so their products have a higher chance of getting noticed. Unfortunately, marketplaces can be expensive and…

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  • What is CIS?
    Your 10-step Guide for Migrating to New Accounting System

    You have made a decision to move to better accounting software because your current system no longer meets all your needs. Changing accounting software is a very delicate task and can affect your business operations, so it's important that you have a plan in place before switching. When to switch? The ideal time to move your data…

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