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Tips, news, and advice from the team at Debitoor


How to record import VAT for your business

If your business receives imported goods from outside of the EU, it can be complicated to figure out how and where you can record import VAT on your invoicing software and accounting reports. In this article, I will explain how this works for both UK and Irish businesses, and if you are able to reclaim some of the VAT.

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Import VAT is a tax charged on goods purchased from outside the European Union. You may have to pay a customs duty along with the import VAT if the imported goods exceed a certain amount.


How invoicing software can help hostels

Many travellers dream of opening their own hostel (myself included) but it’s not a simple task! Finding an ideal location, furnishing and decorating, and getting the word out can take a long time. The last thing you want to think about is invoicing software and bookkeeping, but that’s where I come in to help.

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I have travelled extensively and stayed in hostels in over 40 countries. I have always dreamed about opening my own hostel & bar, and have worked in hostels around the globe. Once your hostel is all set up, it’s important to get a head start on software that will help you organise your company’s finances.

As a hostel owner, your main task is to keep your guests comfortable and happy, so you probably don’t have time to create personalised invoices for each guest. Invoicing software can make your life easier by helping you send invoices, record expenses, and keep track of your accounting reports.


Invoicing software for plumbers

The complexities of installing and repairing pipes may come naturally, but invoicing for these services may not. Fortunately, there are many invoice templates for plumbers out there that can help you bill your customers for your work, allowing you to focus your energy on more interesting plumbing problems.

If you work as a plumber, invoicing software such as Debitoor can help you to create invoices for your customers and stay on top of your finances


Invoicing software for trucking companies

Whether you own a small business in the trucking industry or are in the finance team of a moving company, it is important to have reliable invoicing software to keep track of your company’s finances. Invoicing software can help you create invoices and delivery notes, track expenses, generate income reports, receive payments, and save you tons of time and stress.

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Choosing the right invoicing software for your trucking company can be tough when there are so many options out there. This article will help you decide which features your company needs and how to get the most out of invoicing software.


How to ensure you're paid on time by your customers

As a small business owner, you’re continuously busy and have to take on a lot of different roles. You have to manage projects, employees, suppliers, and customers and their requests, all whilst keeping track of your finances. This is time-consuming, and at times, it can be stressful.

Debitoor invoicing software helps to ensure that your customer invoices are paid on time

However, worrying about whether you’re going to be paid by your customers on time shouldn’t need to be an additional concern. This blog post discusses this issue, offers some useful tips and tricks, and explains how your invoicing software can help to ensure you’re paid on time.

Steve Bicknell

Home Office: allowable expenses and tax implications

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are encouraged to work from home and self-isolate. Whether you work from home permanently, or only temporarily during this crisis, there are certain tax issues and benefits that can present themselves when in a home office environment. Some topics I’ll cover are VAT, expenses, capital gains tax, and insurance.

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Using invoicing software when working from home

As the COVID-19 virus spreads, many employees are encouraged to work from home and self-isolate. Invoicing software like Debitoor makes it easy to send invoices and collect payment from your clients during this trying time. In this post, I’ll help you get the most out of your invoicing software when away from your clients and colleagues.

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As the novel coronavirus pandemic sweeps through the globe, countries are in lockdown, shops and restaurants are closing, public transport is halted, and many business owners and employees are now working remotely from home. We understand that business can not come to a complete stop, so here are some tips to get the most out of your invoicing software and keep your business running.


The future of invoicing software

The days of using physical calculators and pens and paper are long gone. We're well into the technology era, and technology that has been used one month may be obsolete the next. Things like Making Tax Digital, or submitting your tax return in a few clicks online are becoming the standard. What does this mean for the future of invoicing software?

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Invoicing software like Debitoor are built to help make your life easier. They are simple and intuitive programs that can be used by people with no previous accounting or invoicing experience. Debitoor is constantly evolving to stay on top of all the changes in the business and technology world.

In 2020, we're not quite in the stage of flying cars or hoverboards, like Back to the Future predicted, but it is very apparent that technology is taking over. Software companies are constantly adding, changing, removing, or updating features as needed. An example of this for invoicing software is tax. The tax amount can change every year which is usually a simple update to the software.