If you work on your accounts regularly, this won’t be such a problem. But if you tend to push everything to one side, you may have a large backlog to catch up on. Moving from paper or Excel accounts to professional accounting software can help you here, as it will automate a lot of tasks such as bank transactions. Miscoding these is the top mistake made by small businesses, according to a survey of members of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).
Going to basics, income tax is levied on the taxable income which is the resultant amount of assessable income minus allowable deductions. Assessable income is which we receive for services rendered and allowable deductions are expenses which are incurred for earning the assessable income. Balance amount which remains is taxable income on which tax rate is applied. So, in order to lower the tax liability one has to maximize the allowable tax deductions.