A bookkeeper assists you in effectively managing your company’s accounting records, receipts and payments, income and expenditures. stay abreast of profits and losses. Furthermore, accurate bookkeeping is required by both federal and local tax agencies.
Bookkeeping involves making a record of the monies received by your business as well as the monies paid out. It encompasses money your company owes to vendors, employees, tax agencies, contractors and any other individual or entity. Likewise, accurate records of amounts owed to your company by outside individuals and organizations are also recorded in a company's books.
A proper bookkeeping system helps to determine the amount of taxes your company must pay. They are also used in preparing your tax returns. Sometimes, a tax agency may decide to investigate the information reported on a tax return or other type of tax-related document. In such cases, you are required to present accurate records for the tax agency's inspection. Failure to do so could lead to hefty fines, penalties, or in severe cases, imprisonment.