Small businesses need to cope with a number of challenges in order to survive and grow in a competitive environment. Excessive regulatory procedures make the situation even more difficult. Tax is a tricky area with several complexities that may be beyond the understanding of a small business owner with little to no financial expertise. Here we explain some of the hurdles that small businesses experience when it comes to accounting, recording and paying taxes.
Maintaining accurate records
Maintaining accurate accounting records is key to calculating the correct amount of tax liability and filling out the tax returns correctly. For small businesses, this can be a very time-consuming process. Small businesses rarely have the luxury of having an employee dedicated to accounting and bookkeeping. Usually, it is the owner who maintains the books and files the tax return. If the owner is not experienced, it can become very difficult especially as the business grows. This can lead to errors in bookkeeping and calculating the tax liability.