Sole Trader – Now What?


A practical guide explaining how taxes work for your Sole Trader business in Ireland, and our tips on how to manage it with ease


Now that you've set up as a Sole Trader (or are thinking about setting up as one), not sure what happens next?

This easy-to-read guide sets out how to manage your tax obligations now that you're self-employed, answering the most frequently asked questions I see new business owners ask:

  • When do I have to start paying tax as a sole trader?
  • Do I have to file a tax return if I don't make a profit?
  • When is my first tax return due?
  • What type of tax return do I need to file?
  • Can I file it myself or do I need an accountant?
  • How much tax will I have to pay?
  • What expenses can I claim for tax?
  • Do I need a business bank account?
  • What records do I have to keep?
  • What about VAT?
  • What about payroll?

The guide also includes a few case studies to show how it works in real life, together with a handy checklist at the back.

p.s. the cost of this guide is tax-deductible!


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