Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Sole Trader Accounting Records

In order to prepare your year end accounts in the most efficient way, I need you to provide me with the following records:

1/ Completed Excel accounts template (please ask me to email this if you don't already have it), listing sales and purchases information.

2/ Bank statements downloaded from online banking in excel format (or paper bank statements if downloading really isn't an option)

3/ The total business mileage travelled during the year. Your records should be itemised in detail but I just need the total amount. Business mileage is any journey completed wholly, exclusively and necessarily for business purposes (eg purchasing stock, visiting a client), excluding commuting to your permanent place of work.

4/ Stock value as at period end. The stock should be valued at the lower of cost and net realisable value. Therefore if you have some old stock that you think you'll struggle to sell, revalue it at the price you think you'll be able to get for it, if this is below the original cost you paid for it.

5/ Average number of days per week and weeks in the year that you work from your home office.

6/ Details of contributions to pension schemes during the tax year.

7/ Details of gift aided donations to charities during the tax year.

8/ Details of all other taxable income
- if you are employed as well as self employed, don't forget to provide the form P11d as well as the P60
- details of net interest received and the tax deducted from your bank statements
- any rental income from property

If you need accountancy or taxation advice, please contact me on kate@scottaccounts.co.uk, 0161 355 5911, www.scottaccounts.co.uk.

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