Traditional accounting (also known as “accrual basis” accounting) is a kind of accounting that calculates your profits based on when you send invoices or when you receive them – regardless of whether you actually received or spent the money.
The kind of accounting that looks at when you spent or received money (not invoices) is called cash basis accounting instead. It’s much more straightforward, and almost all sole traders use it.
Of course! We advise that you start a comprehensive spreadsheet to keep track of your taxable income and relevant expenses throughout the year in order to make your tax return more straightforward. This can be done on an Excel spreadsheet or Google sheet to keep things simple! Contact our team for more advice today!
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