While often confused, bookkeeping and accounting serve separate and distinct functions in the running of a business. Bookkeeping is the function of documenting and maintaining records of transactions. Accounting, on the other hand, is the act of actually analyzing and interpreting the documentation and turning into meaningful data. While bookkeepers maintain the data needed to file your taxes, an accountant is likely the one who will actually prepare and file your taxes. Learn more about bookkeeping and accounting.
Bookkeeping for up to $50K
in monthly expenses
$349/moBilled annually you save $1200
- Dedicated bookkeeping experts
- Precise monthly accounting and tax-ready year-end financials.
- Income statement, financial position statement, and 1099 tax reporting.
- Unlimited communication with your team
Bookkeeping for up to $75K
in monthly expenses
$499/moBilled annually you save $1500
Everything in Essential, plus:
- A committed team of licensed tax experts ensuring timely income tax return filing.
- Yearly income tax filing for various business structures (partnerships, S corporations, C corporations).
- Yearly income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors).
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A team of CPAs, bookkeepers and tax pros to
help you with everything accounting.
Your Largest Refund
We guarantee you’ll get every dollar your
business is entitled to when we do your taxes.
Frequently Asked Questions
A bookkeeper is a person employed to keep the records and financial affairs of a business. Bookkeepers are responsible for some (or all) of an organization’s financial information, which is generally known as the General Ledger. These Ledgers include balance sheets and income statements. They also record financial transactions in the form of debits or credits in the ledger, as well as create financial reports.
Payroll processing is the administrative process around maintaining employee records, including salaries, bonuses, wages, tax withholding, and deductions. It also refers to the actual act of paying employees. The process of maintaining payroll records is complicated and deeply important for maintaining IRS compliance.
If you’re a freelancer or contractor, or you own and operate a small business, the IRS requires that you pay Estimated Taxes four times a year. Estimated taxes apply to any taxable income that you receive without any tax being withheld, including:
- Stock dividends
- Capital gains
- Income earned through self-employment
The quarterly estimated tax deadlines each year fall on:
- Q1 – April 15th
- Q2 – June 15th
- Q3 – September 15th
- Q4 – January 15th of the following year.
*Note: If the due date for making an estimated tax payment happens to fall on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the payment will still be on time if you make it on the next non-weekend or legal holiday day.
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