When running a company you must keep annual accounts providing information on all financial activities in your firm.
As a side effect from this work, you will be able to calculate the annual tax base and currently keep track of your VAT payable.
Annual accounts and VAT settlements are two mandatory issues in your country´s
Annual accounts must be kept in such a way that it is clear to the tax authority how you have reached the profit of your firm.
Being a sole trader you have to pay income tax on your profit.
Annual accounts are basically made as follows:
Total sales of the year / turnover
- less the company’s total expenses
= The company’s profit, which is your wage.
Companies are also liable to pay tax, although the calculation differs from that of an individually taxpayer’s.
If you can manage the various financial routines yourself then you have met most of your administrative obligations.
You yourself do not have to keep the books etc. Most companies let an accountant
do the job, others hire a freelance bookkeeper or have a consultancy take care
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