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We have been using ACG Accounting Services for some time and they continue to provide a professional, efficient and consistently high level service while maintaining a real personal touch. We have had nothing but exceptional service and would HIGHLY recommend to anyone looking for an accountant who really makes the effort to understand their clients’ needs.
Elaine & Alex, Pot and Pantry

Accounting for Small Businesses and Sole Traders

If you are starting up in business as a sole trader, the good news is that your bookkeeping work can be kept to a minimum. We would advise you to keep things simple. However, there are certain things that you must do:

  • You must register with HMRC within 3 months of starting up or face a £100 fine.
  • Keep track of all monthly income and expenditure (hold on to all invoices and receipts).
  • You could manage your accounts by hand but it is easier to use a spreadsheet on a computer or software package, call us for advice.
  • Keep track of all invoices along with the date’s issued and paid.
  • Keep all receipts for work related transactions. This could be rent, telephone bills, heating, electric etc. If you work from home, some of your household expenditure may be tax deductible. Check with us for advice.
  • It’s painless and all this should only take you about 2 hours a month to keep you on the right track!

Please note due to the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, we are required by law to check the identity of our clients. This simply means taking a copy of your passport or similar government issued document along with a utility bill/bank statement. All information kept on file is strictly confidential.