It’s quite easy to claim a business mileage tax deduction on your small business tax return. Whether you are an Etsy Seller, a blogger, a virtual assistant, or any number of things, most likely you are using your car on occasion for business purposes. That is your signal to calculate your business mileage tax deduction! Let me show you how.
When Etsy announced a partnership with QuickBooks to provide QuickBooks for Etsy, I knew I had to check it out. As an accountant, I am very picky about my accounting software. As an Etsy Seller, I want quick and easy financial data. This was the perfect opportunity to test and find the best accounting software for Etsy sellers.
QuickBooks for Etsy uses a version of QuickBooks called QuickBooks Self-Employed. I have been using a different version of QuickBooks, QuickBooks Simple Start, for many years. Keep in mind that QuickBooks Self Employed is a completely different type of program than QuickBooks Simple Start. Same company, completely different program. In this article, I will discuss both QuickBooks Self-Employed and QuickBooks Simple Start. In addition, I had also heard many Etsy sellers rave about Go Daddy Bookkeeping for Etsy sellers. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to test and compare all three programs. Here is what I found.
With the recent changes to the shop payment account on Etsy, I fully expected to find the amount of sales tax collected (and therefore sales tax payable) right on one of their new pretty charts. A pretty important number to bookkeeping success! When I could not find sales tax information anywhere in the new shop payment account, I have to admit, I was worried! Luckily, I found the old trusty CSV files I have always used, just not where I expected to find them!
Etsy has been talking about this for a while, and finally, in November 2018 Etsy has created a new Etsy payment account and eliminated the separate Etsy bill. Now all Etsy fees will be deducted from Etsy sales before the remaining money is deposited into your bank account. In light of these changes, the process for recording Etsy deposits and Etsy fees in QuickBooks Simple Start has changed. Let me show you exactly what to do now.
There are two ways to increase your business profits. Create additional revenue or reduce your spending.
Granted, increasing your revenue is the much flashier, and therefore the most talked about method for increasing your business profits. However, you are just shooting yourself in the foot if you never consider ways to curb your business spending and save some money!
Believe me, I have witnessed first-hand businesses that are killing it in sales and drowning in expenses. Don’t let that be you!
Your blog is growing! You are finally starting to see some blog revenue, and of course, you’ve had expenses for a while now. You know it’s time to get a handle on your blog bookkeeping, otherwise, you’ll have a mess come tax time. You have heard people talk about QuickBooks. Is QuickBooks right for your blog bookkeeping? Let’s find out!
“How do I pay myself from my small business?” is one of the most common questions I am asked. Related to this question is, how much can I pay myself? If you are sole-proprietor or a single-member LLC (not filing as an S-Corp), the answer is shockingly simple. You can pay yourself how much you would like and whenever you would like! Great news.
Don’t miss out on a single tax deduction for your blog business. There are many tax deductions for bloggers that you can take. Here are 101 tax deductions to get you started!
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This post is meant for general informational purposes only, and should not be taken as legal, tax, or accounting advice.
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