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  • Writer's pictureLaura Harrison

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Expenses Tracking, Categorizing & the Dangers of Comingling Business & Personal Expenses

Keeping track of your business expenses is an essential part of running a successful operation, regardless of annual revenue or number of team members. Properly tracking and categorizing your business expenses helps you stay organized and makes filing taxes simpler at the end of the year.

Having a well-organized system for tracking and categorizing business expenses is important for a number of reasons. For one, it helps you to easily identify and deduct expenses from your taxes. Knowing exactly how much you’ve spent on business expenses allows you to take full advantage of tax deductions, which can lead to more money in your pocket.

In addition, tracking and categorizing business expenses also helps you get a better grip on your business’s financial health. It’s important to keep track of your income and expenses so you can see where your money is going. This allows you to make informed decisions about where to focus your resources and how to best invest in the future of your business.

Finally, it’s important to ensure that you aren’t comingling business and personal expenses. While it may be tempting to use business funds to pay for personal expenses, it’s important to keep these two accounts separate. Failure to do so could result in an audit and potential fines and penalties, depending on the jurisdiction. Additionally, it could lead to inaccurate financial reporting and incorrect tax filings, resulting in additional penalties.

By properly tracking and categorizing business expenses and avoidance of comingling business and personal expenses, you’ll be able to rest assured that you’re taking the right steps to ensure that your business is in good hands. To ensure you're ready and prepared for tax season, schedule a free consultation with our financial specialist today!

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