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LATE PAYMENT

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Late payment in Hong Kong Late payment is something to be expected for small businesses. However, with the right Website Payment Terms in place, you can ensure that you will get paid as agreed upon. Website Payment Terms state how the customer will pay. It is a good idea to set up a clearly outlined and accessible payment plan. If …

STEP 4 OF ACCOUNTING PROCESSES IN HK: INCOME STATEMENT AND BALANCE SHEET

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Step 4: Income Statement and Balance Sheet The final step is creating the financial statements. The two most important are the balance sheet and income statement. The income statement shows how the business earned and spent its money over the period. Typically, the income statement will show income received then deduct product costs (see step 1), yielding gross profit. Gross …

STEP 3 OF ACCOUNTING PROCESSES IN HK: SEND IN YOUR OUTSTANDING INFORMATION

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Step 3: Send in Your Outstanding Information As is often the case, while completing the vouchers some information is missing. This could mean the accountant cannot figure out how an invoice is paid, credit card statements are missing, some receipts are illegible, or even the receipts are in another language. When this happens, the accountant will re-check and reach out …

STEP 2 of ACCOUNTING PROCESSES IN HK: CREATING VOUCHERS

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Step 2: Creating Vouchers Now that all your invoices and receipts are sorted (See Step 1), the accountant must create vouchers. A voucher is made for the income earned each month, and the different expenses incurred each month. In accounting, earned income and incurred expense does not necessarily mean money was collected or spent. Earned income means a product or …

4 STEPS OF ACCOUNTING PROCESSES IN HK- STEP 1: CLASSIFYING ACCOUNTS

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Ever wonder what magic goes on behind the accountant’s desk that turns your shoe box of invoices and receipts into an income statement? It is not magic at all. Rather, it is a thorough process that can be broken up into four steps. STEP 1: CLASSIFYING ACCOUNTS All your invoices and receipts sent in must be classified as either income, …

Tax Saving Tip #4: Hong Kong Surplus Waiver

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ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNER: Hong Kong’s government budget has consistently saved you money. You don’t believe me? Well, Hong Kong has a tax-friendly law that particularly benefits SME’s. When Hong Kong runs a government budget surplus (brings in more money than they spend) part of your tax is waived. And the waiver is no laughable amount; it is 75 percent of …

Tax Saving Tip #3: No Taxes on Investments

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After years of intelligent and lucrative investing, you decide it is time to take your earnings out of your portfolio. But before that money reaches your pocket, you are disappointed to find that a huge slice of your would-be earnings has been gobbled up by various taxes. You realize your investment was hardly worth what you thought it was. This …

Tax Saving Tip #2: Hong Kong Rent Write-Off

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Another tax saving tip for your business! We all know one thing for certain in Hong Kong – rent is expensive. Really really expensive. For many, Hong Kong rent can eat up most of their monthly paycheck. Luckily, Hong Kong has a policy providing relief for entrepreneurs here. In Hong Kong, the directors of a company can use their rent …

Tax Saving Tip #1: Hong Kong “Carryforward”

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Who likes paying taxes? Nobody. Fortunately, Hong Kong has one of the lowest corporate tax rates in the world. What’s more, there are several unique ways you can save on your company’s tax bill. Being wildly profitable in the first few years of business is often far-fetched with getting your name out there and all the startup costs. Even some …

WHY DOES CASH FLOW MATTER?

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Cash flow problems are a major cause of business failure. A cash reserve provides the backing a business may need when encountering trouble. It will also give you the financial ability you need to grow your business. During the startup phase, you may encounter many challenges. Many companies fail to plan their finances properly, do not keep track of costs, …