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Running your business doesn’t have to be so complicated.

Spend less time worrying about bookkeeping, payroll and taxes.
  • Payroll and Bookkeeping

    Some small businesses are spending more than 120 hours on payroll and bookkeeping every year.(1)
  • Cash Flow

    82% of businesses don’t succeed due to cash flow issues.(2)
  • Tax Changes

    Major tax reform changes are coming down the pike.
  • Sales Tax

    Sales tax preparation takes some small businesses more than 10 hours per month.(3)
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We’ve helped over 100,000 small businesses. Here’s one of their stories.

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Here’s how it works.

  • Fill out the form to find a small-business accounting expert.
  • Make a plan with your new accounting pro.
  • Leave the confusing stuff to the expert and get back to managing your business.
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Get the Small-Business Tax Preparation Checklist

Your business could be missing out on some big tax breaks this year. Get the checklist to make sure you don’t forget any important details.


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Why would I need small-business accounting advice?

Anytime you are making a major business decision, an accountant can help you make wise choices about your taxes.

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When does an ELP accounting expert help with tax planning?

They are available to help you all year long. Think of them as an extra person on your team.

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Learn more about small-business accounting.

Here are a few basic small-business accounting terms. Don’t be embarrassed if you aren’t up to speed with all the technical jargon. A small-business tax accounting expert can help you translate!

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What is an Enrolled Agent?

Enrolled Agents must pass a comprehensive IRS examination that covers individual and business tax returns. They must also meet continuing education requirements and adhere to certain ethical standards. They can represent you before the IRS if you’re audited.

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What is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)?

CPAs must pass state-specific examinations and meet extensive education and experience requirements. They provide individuals and families with valuable knowledge and advice on taxes and financial planning. CPAs must adhere to a strict code of professional conduct as well.

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What is a sale?

A sale is a transaction you receive cash for, also known as "money in."

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What is an expense?

Also called "money out," an expense is something you pay for, like supplies or rent.

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What is a liability?

A lot of people confuse liability with expenses. But actually, a liability is something you owe money on, such as a small-business loan.

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What is an asset?

An asset is an item your business owns, like a printer.

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What is revenue?

Revenue is income your company makes on a sale. To determine your profit, subtract your expenses from your revenue.

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What are accounts receivable?

Accounts receivable refer to the money your customers owe you when you send them an invoice.

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What is a balance sheet?

Your balance sheet shows the assets, liabilities and owner’s equity for your business. It’s basically a breakdown of what you owe versus what you own. Remember, assets are items owned by your company, and liabilities are things you owe on. Equity is the value of your business assets minus the liabilities; it’s basically the value you’d place on your company if you had to put a price tag on it today.

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What is a profit and loss statement?

Your profit and loss statement is a summary of your revenue minus expenses for a period of time, usually a quarter of the year at a time. It shows your profits or losses at a glance for that chunk of time.

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What is a cash flow statement?

Your cash flow statement categorizes cash flow into three types of activities:

  • Operating: How much does your business make day-to-day?
  • Investing: Are the assets you’ve purchased for your business paying off?
  • Financing: How much cash have you invested in your business? This can also reflect how much money you’ve borrowed—but we believe it’s best to operate your business debt-free. When you’re not making debt payments, you actually get to keep your profits to pay yourself!

Running your business doesn’t have to be so complicated.

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