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Be ready for self-assessment accounting

By staying on top of the numbers, sole traders and small businesses have all the information they need to record transactional data. Your accountant has the ability to easily submit a self-assessment tax return.

What is income tax self-assessment?

Revenue use self-assessment to calculate the tax on your income. It’s one type of tax return that often applies to self-employed people, or on supplemental or non-PAYE income. Tax is usually deducted automatically from wages, pensions, and savings but if you receive further income, it’s important to report this to Revenue by sending a self-assessment tax return each year. You can get your self-assessment tax return sorted in three simple steps.

1. Register

Make sure you’ve registered with Revenue, through your local Revenue office or through Revenue Online Service (ROS), if you meet the requirements for self-assessment.

2. Submit

31 August is the deadline to submit a self-assessment if you would like Revenue to calculate your return for you.

3. Pay and File

31 October is the official Pay and File deadline, although in 2022 it has been extended to 16 November.

Quotes & Estimates 09.02.2022 From 09.01.2023 To Calculate Refresh summary DUE €3,561.10 €15,100.50 50% €7,550.25 25% €4,228.14 14% €3,322.11 11% 44% OVERDUE €4,211.29 56% Outstanding Sales Invoices €290.00 In €98.00 Out €500 .99 €1,055 .99 €1,055 9:41 Hi, Michael

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Digital records are a simple and secure way to store your financial records in one place:

  • Create sales and purchase invoices which automatically add to your accounts
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  • Easily access, amend or remove information to improve accuracy

Save time with automation

Save time and avoid mistakes with automated processes that simplify preparing for self-assessment:

  • Connect your bank feeds to automatically import transactions
  • Match your transactions with invoices easily using automated technology
  • Create recurring invoices to save time for your business
Bank Transactions Transactions 3 Last updated 15 minutes ago Mon, August 15 Energy Supplier €270.00 Fri, August 12 Work Contracts LTD €230.00 Thurs, August 11 Supplies store -€30.00
Outstanding Sales Invoices DUE €3,561.10 44% OVERDUE €4,211.29 56% Quotes & Estimates €15,100.50 50% €7,550.25 25% €4,228.14 14% €3,322.11 11% Opening balance €95,021.00 €152,021.00 Cash flow in €92,161.00 Cash flow out €154,881.00 Closing balance €124,881.00 Net balance

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Monitor and forecast your income, track expenses, and work out tax calculations with ease:

  • Use cash flow view to easily view your money in and money out
  • Access a simple view of your top debtors and creditors
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