How an Accountant Can Help Launch Your Start-Up Company

Accounting Steps Complete Accountant Start Up Company

Accounting Steps to Complete

The nuts and bolts have been secured, you have done all your paperwork, and now you are ready to officially launch your start-up company. Although it is an exciting time, there are still several accounting steps that you need to implement before you’re fully prepared to launch your start-up correctly. Here are four steps that your accountant can help you complete as you attempt to get your start-up company up and running:

Opening a Bank Account

Once your business has been legally registered, one of the first things you are going to want to do is open up a business bank account. Having a bank account that is separate from your personal expenses will not only make it easier for you to keep your eyes on your money but it will make it much easier for you when tax season arrives.

Tracking Your Expenses

Whether your business has been around for 6 days or 6 months, it’s important that you work with your accountant to track your expenses from day one. This includes tracking those days you go out to lunch with a current or potential business partner, any conferences or professional development workshops you attend and a host of other things. Keeping track of all of these expenses will help you not only see where you’re sending your money but it will again help you during tax season when you’re trying to figure out what can or cannot be written off.

Setting Up a Payroll System

As with any business, whether large or small, it’s important that you establish a payroll system simply because you have no real idea when your business will experience sudden substantial growth that will lead you to have to hire new talent. Setting up a payroll system will give you the ability to distinguish between employees, contractors and freelancers.

Developing a Sales Tax Procedure

Believe it or not, it’s actually easier to sell internationally to customers than it is to sell domestically simply because in many cases you don’t always have to charge sales taxes when selling out of the country. Regardless, you’ll want to make sure you develop a sales tax procedure to help you have more structure when you’re ready to begin selling.

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