Accurate bookkeeping and accounting are not optional for successful businesses, but hiring a full time accounting staff to keep your company’s books can be expensive.
While every business needs the financial data that accountants and bookkeepers prepare in order to fulfill regulatory obligations and make solid business decisions, incurring the cost of a full time staff to prepare that data may not be a very good business decision at all.
Outsourcing this work to a Raleigh CPA firm can mean having the expert financial services that you need anytime while enjoying significant savings.
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Assessment of impact on digital advertising companies
- For services rendered by a digital advertising company, it charges a service tax @15%
- For input services availed by a company, it claims an input tax credit (“ITC”)
- However, a digital advertising company is not eligible to claim ITC on any products used in producing digital content or capital goods purchased by it
- The company file its service tax return on half yearly basis
- Two returns annually which can be revised within a period of 90 days from date of filing
Goods & Service Tax (“GST”)
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Cost accounting involves the techniques for:
1. determining the costs of products, processes, projects, etc. in order to report the correct amounts on the financial statements, and
2. assisting management in making decisions and in the planning and control of an organization.
For example, cost accounting is used to compute the unit cost of a manufacturer’s products in order to report the cost of inventory on its balance sheet and the cost of goods sold on its income statement. This is achieved with techniques such as the allocation of manufacturing overhead costs and through the use of process costing, operations … Read more
Accounting is a vast and dynamic profession and is constantly adapting itself to the specific and varying needs of its users. Over the past few decades, accountancy has branched out into different types of accounting to cater for the diversity of needs.
Financial Accounting, or financial reporting, is the process of producing information for external use usually in the form of financial statements. Financial statements reflect an entity’s past performance and current position based on a set of standards and guidelines. GAAP refers to the standard framework of guideline for financial accounting used in any given jurisdiction. This generally … Read more
Payroll processing consist of calculation of payments to employees for their work in the company – whether it is based on time or productivity, calculation of benefits, and statutory deductions. Payroll needs to be processed by each company periodically. It may be processed weekly, bimonthly, monthly or daily .
Payroll calculation is a complicated process that varies from company to company. Each company may have its own payroll structure consisting of various payroll components that may be unique to that company only. In addition, many location specific laws such as labor welfare act, Payment of salary and wages act, and … Read more
There are many reasons to have an up-to-date business valuation. You may need debt or equity financing for expansion or due to cash flow problems. Potential financiers or investors will want to see that the business has sufficient worth. You may be adding shareholders (or one or more shareholders may wish a buyout). In this case, share value will need to be determined.
How much your business is worth depends on many factors, from the current state of the economy through your business’s balance sheet. If for example, similar businesses in your area have recently sold, the value of … Read more
If you’re running a business, it doesn’t matter whether you’re an independent contractor or a growing company, managing accounts payable is a key part of your everyday business administration. Accounts payable is the process of tracking money owed by your business to suppliers. As your business grows, so does the complexity of your accounts payable process.
The term bookkeeping means different things to different people:
- Some people think that bookkeeping is the same as accounting. They assume that keeping a company’s books and preparing its financial statements and tax reports are all part of bookkeeping.
- Others see bookkeeping as
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Financial statements represent a formal record of the financial activities of an entity. These are written reports that quantify the financial strength, performance and liquidity of a company. Financial statements reflect the financial effects of business transactions and events on the company.
Statement of financial position, also known as the Balance Sheet, presents the financial position of an entity at a given date. It is comprised of the following
- Assets: Something a business owns or controls (e.g. cash, inventory, plant and machinery, etc)
- Liabilities: Something a business owes to someone (e.g. creditors, bank loans, etc)
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Financial Planning is the process of estimating the capital required and determining it’s competition. It is the process of framing financial policies in relation to procurement, investment and administration of funds of a company.
Capital requirements will depend upon factors like cost of current and fixed assets, promotional expenses and long- range planning. Capital requirements have to be looked with both aspects: short- term and long- term requirements. The capital structure is the composition of capital, i.e., the relative kind and proportion of capital required in the business. This includes decisions of debt- equity ratio- both short-term and long- term. … Read more