Vives Pons asesoría fiscal informa: modificaciones en el IRPF para trabajadores extranjeros en España

El IRPF para trabajadores desplazados a territorio español, es decir, para trabajadores extranjeros en España, ha sufrido importantes modificaciones. Vives Pons, tu asesoría fiscal en Denia y Costa Blanca, te informa.

 

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Modificaciones en el Impuesto de la Renta (IRPF) para extranjeros en España

El Régimen especial de IRPF para trabajadores desplazados a territorio español ha sufrido importantes modificaciones desde su aprobación en 2005, dicho régimen especial sigue vigente y regulado por la Ley del IRPF (Impuesto de la Renta de las personas físicas). En concreto, las condiciones para su aplicación se encuentran en el artículo 93 de la Ley de IRPF.

Dicho Régimen Especial estaba pensado para atraer a España directivos y puestos de trabajo cualificados extranjeros, así como, deportistas extranjeros que venían a residir a España por un periodo de tiempo determinado.

Este régimen ha tenido dos modificaciones, concretamente una modificación en el año 2010 en la que establecía un límite máximo de rentas para que pudiese aplicar el régimen especial de 600.000 euros y posteriormente en el año 2015 donde excluyen a los deportistas extranjeros del régimen especial pero sigue vigente y puede ser aplicable al resto de profesionales y trabajadores.

Condiciones para aplicar el régimen especial de IRPF para trabajadores extranjeros en España

El artículo 93 de la Ley de IRPF previene que las personas físicas que adquieran su residencia fiscal en España como consecuencia de su desplazamiento a territorio español, podrán optar por tributar por el IRPF o por el IRNR durante el período impositivo en que se efectúe el cambio de residencia y durante los 5 períodos impositivos siguientes, siempre que se cumplan las siguientes condiciones:

  • Que no hayan sido residentes en España durante los 10 años anteriores a su nuevo desplazamiento a territorio español.
  • Que el desplazamiento a territorio español se produzca como consecuencia de un contrato de trabajo o bien cuando exista carta de trabajo. Una de las novedades introducidas en 2015 es que no es necesario que el empleador sea español, es decir, que una empresa extranjera puede ordenar que su trabajador se desplace a España, manteniendo vigente la relación laboral.
  • Para la aplicación el régimen, el trabajado desplazado deberá ejercitar su derecho de opción aportando un formulario de comunicación (modelo 149) junto con la documentación complementaria que acredite el cumplimiento de las condiciones dentro de los seis meses desde que se produjo el inicio de la actividad laboral por la que tuvo lugar el desplazamiento.

Contenido del régimen especial de IRPF para trabajadores extranjeros en España

Como consecuencia de la aplicación del Régimen especial para trabajadores desplazados, los primeros 600.000 uuros obtenidos por el trabajador o administrador por rendimiento del trabajo tributan a un tipo de 24% y a partir de dicha cantidad a un tipo de 45%.

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La tributación se aplica sobre todos los rendimientos de trabajo obtenidos, con independencia de si los mismos se obtienen en el extranjero, lo que podría dar lugar a situaciones de doble tributación sobre este tipo de rentas, que deben ser estudiadas de manera particular en cada caso.Asimismo, los rendimientos de capital obtenidos en España (dividendos, intereses, ganancias de capital) tributarán al 19% para los primeros 6.000 €, entre 6.000 € y 50.000 € al 21% y al 23% a partir de 50.000 €.

A modo de ejemplo, una de las ventajas que el régimen provoca, por ejemplo, es que, los rendimientos por cesión a terceros de capitales propios obtenidos en otro Estado de la UE por el trabajador desplazado a España, no tributen ni en el país de la fuente por tratarse de un contribuyente residente en España, ni en el país de residencia -España- por aplicarse el régimen especial, en el que sólo se tributa por las rentas del trabajo (mundiales) y por las rentas de capital obtenidas en España.

Los contribuyentes del IRPF que opten por aplicar este régimen especial pueden solicitar el certificado de residencia fiscal en España.

Obligación tributaria para trabajadores extranjeros que se acojan al régimen especial de IRPF

El 21 de diciembre de 2015 se aprobó un nuevo modelo de declaración del IRPF del régimen especial de trabajadores desplazados a territorio español (modelo 151) adaptado al contenido del régimen vigente desde 1/1/2015.
La presentación de este nuevo modelo 151 se realizará solo por Internet, con certificado electrónico o Cl@ve PIN.

El nuevo régimen establecido desde 1/1/2015 para los trabajadores desplazados a territorio español establece la opción de tributar por el Impuesto sobre la Renta de no Residentes, con ciertas reglas especiales, manteniendo la condición de contribuyentes por el Impuesto sobre la Renta de las Personas Físicas durante el período impositivo en que se efectúe el cambio de residencia y durante los cinco períodos impositivos siguientes. Una vez pasado este período, si el trabajador continúa en España debe tributar por el IRPF, como cualquier otro contribuyente normal.

Vives Pons: contacto con tu asesoría fiscal en Denia y Marina Alta

Si necesitas más información sobre ésta u otras cuestiones relacionadas con el IRPF de trabajadores extranjeros en España u otras cuestiones en materia fiscal (impuestos), laboral o contable, el equipo de Vives Pons estará encantado de ayudarte. Estamos en la calle Pare Pere 9, en el centro de Dénia, junto a la Glorieta. Teléfono: 34 96 6432624 o en el mail: info@vivespons.com

¡Vives Pons: tu asesoría de confianza!

Espectacular villa en Denia con fantásticas vistas y excepcionales acabados

 

Desde Vives Pons Homes Tenemos el orgullo y el placer de presentaros esta belleza de Villa situada en Zona Marquesa VI en Denia, en la Costa Blanca. Destaca por su estilo moderno y minimalista, con grandes ventanales que garantizan mucha luz en la casa y vistas despejadas al jardín y a la piscina.

Se trata de una construcción de obra nueva juntando los deseos y necesidades del cliente y la creatividad de nuestros arquitectos de Vives Pons Homes (architecture-construction). Si a esto le sumamos las espectaculares vistas panorámicas al mar, tendréis como resultado una total garantía de un sueño hecho realidad!

En breve publicaremos también las fotos con iluminación de noche, para que sintáis una explosión de emociones.

¡Contacta con nosotros para crear tus sueños! Nuestro profesional departamento técnico estará encantado de dar vida a tu felicidad! Estamos en la calle Marqués de Campo 37 D, en Dénia (Junto a la Tasca Eulalia). Teléfono: 96 5780000. Mail: info@vivespons.com

New promotion in best place of Denia with premium quality: Villa Bellavista!

Vives Pons Homes proyecto en Denia: Bellavista

Vives Pons Homes offers you its last promotion: Villa Bellavista. It is a fantastic, luxurious and comfortable villa in the best place of Denia with premium quality. Have a look a call us!

Bellavista is a spectacular villa of 245 m2 and exclusive design will be built in high quality on an exquisite plot of 830 m2, enjoying an excellent location, just a few minutes by car from the beach, the town center and the entire shopping area of the Tourist town of Dénia, Alicante. The villa is spread over two floors and has 4 comfortable bedrooms and a spacious living room with access to the fully equipped designer kitchen.

Villa Bellavista has a large terrace with fantastic views and an infinity pool, creating a perfect place to relax and enjoy. It also has covered garage space with direct access to the apartment by lift. The house is designed with high quality standards, using the best materials.

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The house has underfloor heating, air conditioning and carpentry with double glazing that guarantees the comfort of home. And to ensure your safety, it also includes an interior alarm system and access control. It is located in a very private and quiet area bordering the natural park of Montgó. From this property you can enjoy wonderful scenery and great sea views.

Vives Pons Homes team will be nice to show the project and inform about more details of this fantastic promotion. Visit us at Marques de Campos street, in Denia (close to Tasca Eulalia), call us (96 578 0000) o email us: info@vivespons.com

Bellavista: Vives Pons Homes comienza nuevo proyecto en Denia

Vives Pons Homes proyecto en Denia: Bellavista

¡Villa Bellavista! Nuevo Proyecto de Vives Pons Homes en Denia

En Vives Pons Homes S.L. no paramos de crear y diseñar. En estos últimos días de Agosto queremos mostraros nuestro próximo proyecto, que iniciaremos en breve.
Villa Bellavista se encuentra situada en un enclave exclusivo, con unas espectaculares vistas al Parque natural del Montgó y al precioso mar Mediterráneo. Su diseño es singular e irrepetible al adaptarse a su emplazamiento y aprovechar cada centímetro para crear diferentes ambientes tanto interiores como exteriores, donde poder disfrutar del sol, relajarse y contemplar las vistas que nos ofrece.

Excelente ubicación: en el Montgó, cerca de la playa y el centro de Dénia

Esta villa está situada en una parcela de 830m2 con una excelente ubicación, a tan sólo unos minutos en coche de la playa, el casco urbano y toda la zona comercial de la turística ciudad de Dénia, Alicante. Se compone de dos plantas, de 245m2 construidos, distribuidas en un amplio dormitorio con baño en suite y zona de vestidor y un aseo de cortesía, amplio salón comedor y cocina abierta orientadas al mar y a la zona de porche y a la impresionante “infinity pool”, creando un lugar perfecto para relajarse y disfrutar. En planta baja encontramos una sala de máquinas y lavandería, dos dormitorios, un baño y otro dormitorio con baño en suite.

Diseño vanguardista, acabados excelentes

Villa Bellavista cuenta, además, con un garaje cubierto de diseño vanguardista y un ascensor para acceder cómodamente a cada una de las plantas de la vivienda.
Por descontado, y como es habitual en todos los proyectos que llevan la firma de Vives Pons Homes, todos los elementos que componen esta villa son de una excelente calidad. La vivienda cuenta con instalación de suelo radiante, aire acondicionado, carpintería con doble acristalamiento etc. Todo ello, junto a la experiencia de nuestros técnicos, garantiza unos resultados excelentes.

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Si quieres conocer más detalles, el equipo de Vives Pons Homes está a vuestra entera disposición para resolver cualquier duda y ofreceros más detalles de esta exclusiva villa. Puedes contactar con Vives Pons Homes. Estamos en la calle Marqués de Campo de Dénia, junto a la Tasca Eulalia. Teléfono: (34) 96 578 0000. Mail: info@vivespons.com

Vives Pons Homes: Building your dreams in Denia and CostaBlanca!

Vives Pons & Asociados offers The Cultural Programme September Denia

Cultural Programme September Denia

Vives Pons & Asociados offers you The Cultural Programme Of September in Denia. We know most of you enjoy with all the music concerts, performances, dances… and all what Denia offers you durant the year. In September there are many things to do and to enjoy in our city, where Vives Pons helps you to live.

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Remember that Vives Pons & Asociados is a multidisciplinary firm with more than 15 years of experience in legal and tax advisory services, as well as urban and architectural projects, building and Real Estate. We have a team which offer an integral service on an international scale, provided by highly qualified professionals in all areas, in the business and private client’s areas.

From our offices in Denia, Vives Pons & Asociados, offers you the best service advice to support your investment, in Spain and worldwide.

Cultural Programme Septembre Denia

-EXHIBITION From 1st to 17th september. Casa de Cultura. Big Hall.
Exhibition by COLECTIVO ADAMA..
Timetable: Working days from 11 a.m to 2.00 p.m and from 5.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m. Saturdays, from 11a.m to 1:30 p.m
and from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

-EXHIBITION. From 1st to 17th september. Casa de Cultura. Pintor Llorens Hall.
Art exhibition by Mª DEL CARMEN MUT ORDINES
Timetable: Working days from 11 a.m to 2.00 p.m and from 5.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m. Saturdays, from 11a.m to 1:30 p.m
and from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

-25th FOLK DANCE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL From 1st to 4th. Consell Square

  • Thursday, 1st September, at 10 p.m
    Folk dance group “MACUILXÓCHILTL” from San Luis de Potosi. Mexic.
  • Friday, 2nd September, at 10 p.m
    “GRAN BALLET ARGENTINO” From Cordoba, Argnetina.
  • Saturday, 4th September, at 10 p.m
    Folk dance group “FUENTE AGRIA” from Puertollano.
    Sunday, 4th. At 9.00 p.m
    Folk dance group “DIANIUM DANSA” from Dénia.

-ART IN THE STREET. 03rd and 10th September, from 6.00 to 10.00 p.m. Diana Street.
Organized by: ADAMA

-12th GUITAR FESTIVAL
From 8th to 10th September. At 8:30 p.m . Social center.

  • Thursday, 8th September : NOVA COMPANYIA DE GUITARRES
  • Friday, 9th September: FADO. “MINHA LUA”.
    VICTORIA CRUZ, Voice & GABRIEL PANCORBO, Guitar
    Ticket: 12 €
  • Saturday, 10th September: FLAMENCO
    CARLOS PIÑANA, Guitar & MIGUEL ANGEL ORENGO, Percusion Ticket. 12 €

Tickets sale: Social Center, one hour before the concerts. Organized by: Asociación Nova Companyia de Guitarres de Dénia. Concejalía de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Dénia.

-EXHIBITION. From 9th September to 16th October. Art centre “l’Estació”
Painting exhibition by XAVIER FORNÉS. “PLANET 28”
Timetable: Every day from 10 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and from 5.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m. In october, afternoons from 4.00 p.m to
8.00 p.m.

-CORTIS YEAR
11th September, 9:15 p.m. San Antonio Church.
CARMEN PAULA ROMERO, soprano & VICENT GINER.
Free entrance

-DOCUMENTAL 17th september, 7.00 p.m. Social center
Film documental “SUEÑOS DE SAL”, Film documental Oscar 2016. Director: Alfredo Navarro.
In aid of Red Cross.
Ticket: 5 €. Tickets at the Red Cross or two hours before the spectacle in the Social Center.
Organized by: Denia Red Cross. Ayuntamiento de Dénia. Concejalia de Cultura.

-EXHIBITION. From 22nd September to 8th October. Casa de Cultura. Big Hall.
“ELS RIURAUS. L’ ELABORACIÓ DE LA PANSA”
Timetable: Working days from 11 a.m to 2.00 p.m and from 5.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m. Saturdays, from 11a.m to 1:30 p.m
and from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

-EXHIBITION. 22nd september to 8th October. Casa de Cultura. Pintor Llorens Hall.
“50 Aniversario de CCOO PV”
Timetable: Working days from 11 a.m to 2.00 p.m and from 5.00 p.m to 9.00 p.m. Saturdays, from 11a.m to 1:30 p.m
and from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m

-DAVID GUAPO 24th September. 8.30 p.m. SOCIAL CENTER
Ticket: 18 €,presale : https://www.ticketea.com/entradas-monologo-david-guapo-denia-quenonosfrunjanlafiesta2/
Or the same day of teh spectacle, two hour before.
Organized by: Meriendacena Producciones S.L.U.

The importance of embracing change in your business in Spain

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At Vives Pons & Asociados we know innovation cycles are a constant series of ripples tearing across all industries. Individually, these ripples are easy to miss but together they form a rising tide that transforms your industry before most of us know it is too late. The ripples are insidious. They start unnoticed around the edges, as free downloads, foreign websites, apps used by teens, high-end tools used by the corporate warriors. Innovation cycles start as a noise that is not crucial to your core business, but it is happening and it’s happening to your business.

Say goodbye to the status quo

You know what you’ve always done, but you may not know what needs to happen next. Efforts to preserve the status quo are merely putting your thumb in the digital disruption levee.

We have to embrace change and make new sense, from the business models we use to the technology solutions on which we design them. Like it or not, all business is now digital; the businesses that will lead tomorrow will be built on platforms that offer digital consumerization, cloud technology, mobility and data visualisation in real time.

Today a business leader needs to bet on a flexible cloud platform that scales as you grow and offers real-time mobile data, including live newsfeeds and notifications on your most important business metrics. Real-time data and precise KPIs enable you to make faster, better decisions every time (a topic I will discuss in my next post.)

More and more companies are also using cloud technology to automate their repetitive tasks. This gives them increased speed, flexibility, and efficiency and, perhaps most important of all, frees them to focus their creative energy and time on the core offerings that grow their business. Sage Live allows you to do exactly this.

Face digital disruption with cloud innovation

Built on the market-leading Salesforce engine, automates repetitive tasks, and seamlessly integrates with thousands of business apps on the Salesforce AppExchange. Every step of the way, our customer success team guides you through the process, from trying it out, to getting it up and running, to customising it to the unique needs of your business.

Vives Pons & Asociados offer you an International Integral Service. Our team is helping help you and your business in Spain and Costa Blanca for many years thanks a multidisplinary and qualified team. Trust in us for everything you need to become as an entrepreneur, to set up a business or to improve your settings in your company. Call us: 96 643 26 24 o emailing us: info@vivespons.com

The importance of employing a lawyer for conveyancing in Spain

Conveyancing in Spain with Vives Pons & Asociados

Nowadays, if you want to come to live or invest in Spain and Costa Blanca it’s vital to employ a lawyer to carry out the following checks:

Why a Lawyaer for conveyancing in Costa Blanca

Verifying that a property belongs to the vendor or that he has legal authority to sell it – shown in the property register ( registro de la propiedad). If a property isn’t registered or has no deed you should be extremely wary.

Making sure that there are no tenants. If there are, you must ensure that you will obtain vacant possession, as the law protects long-term tenants and it can be difficult to make them leave.

Checking that there are no pre-emption rights over a property and that there are no plans to construct anything that would adversely affect the value, enjoyment or use of the property such as roads, railway lines, airports, shops, factories or any other developments.

Checking that the boundaries and measurements in the deed are accurate. Spain has two property registries: one (the registro de la propiedad) is concerned mainly with the ownership of property and kept at the property registry office ( Oficina del Registro de la Propiedad), which is usually in the nearest main town, although some towns have more than one office; the other (known as the registro catastral or, more commonly, catastro) is concerned with the physical description of a property and its boundaries and is kept at the regional property registry office ( Registro Catastral or Oficina del Catastro), which is located in the provincial capital. Obtain a certificado catastral from the Catastro, which contains an accurate physical description of the property and maps.

Ensuring that planning or building permits are in order (e.g. for water, electricity and sewage connection) and are genuine, and that a property was built in accordance with the plans. This can be done by checking the original plan ( plan parcial), which must be registered with the local urban development office ( urbanismo). You can obtain a building report (informe urbanístico) from the local town hall verifying that a property has been built legally.
If a building is located on a beach-front, you should also check that it was approved by the coastal authorities (Jefatura de Costas). Beach-front properties are subject to special building licences and it can be difficult (if not impossible) to restore or rebuild the original building.

A newly completed building must have a ‘certificate of new work’ ( certificado de fin de obra nueva) certifying the completion of work in accordance with the building plans and a ‘licence for the first occupation’ ( licencia de primera ocupación). The latter is necessary in order to get electricity and water meters installed. Building certificates are issued by the town hall for most services such as electricity and water ( boletín de instalaciones eléctricas/de agua).
Make sure than any extensions or major structures, such as a swimming pool, have planning permission. It isn’t unusual for alterations to be made illegally without planning permission, which can result in them having to be demolished or the owner incurring huge fines.

Checking that there are no encumbrances or liens, e.g. mortgages or loans, against a property or any outstanding debts such as local taxes (rates), community charges, water, electricity or telephone bills. This includes the following:

Obtaining the registration number ( referencia catastral) of the property and an extract ( nota simple) of the property register ( registro de la propiedad), which costs around €10. This tells you if the vendor is the owner, the size of the property and whether there are any charges or encumbrances registered against it (e.g. mortgages or debts).

Where a property is part of a community development, checking that there are no outstanding community charges for the last five years. The law now requires that a vendor presents a certificate from the community stating that payments are up to date, which must be presented to the notary when the deed is signed.

Vives Pons & Asociados-lawyers: the best conveyance in Spain for your business and investment in Costa Blanca (www.vivespons.com)

Contact with Vives Pons & Asociados-Lawyers by telephone (96 643 2624) or emailing us: salvador@vivespons.com

The income tax return for 2015 is due soon! From 6th of april you can submit your taxes in Spain. Are you ready?

Income tax return in Spain and Costa Blanca

Contact your Accountants in Spain-Costa Blanca!

The income tax return  for 2015 is due soon! From 6th of april you can submit your taxes in Spain. Are you ready? As a general rule, everyone has a duty to present the Income Tax return for income from the 1st of January to the 31st of December.

The exceptions to the rule (those who are not obliged to declare Income Tax) are:

  • Those who obtain a global yearly income of no more than 1.000 €, regardless of the nature of the income.
  • Those who have losses in their Capital Gains of 500 € or more.
  • Those who exclusively receive one or more of the following Incomes:

A. Salaries or pensions, with the following limits:

1. As a general rule those who receive up to 22.000 € from only one payer.
2. Those who receive up to 22.000 € from more than one payer providing that they also comply with the circumstances below:

  • The amount of the income received jointly by the second and further payers does not exceed 1.500 €.
  • That the sole income received is the described in Article 17.2.a of Law 35/2006 and according to the special regulations there has been a retention at source. (those incomes from Social Security pensions, Government, disability, retirement, pension schemes, amongst others).

3. Those who receive up to 12.000 € when any of the following circumstances arise:

  • When it proceeds from more than one payer and the addition of the second and further pensions/salaries are together over 1.500 €.
  • The income has the nature of divorce maintenance.
  • The payer is not obliged to retain according to the regulations. (for example: pensions from abroad).
  • When the income is subject to a fixed rate of retention (for example: company directors).

B. Net Returns of movable assets and Capital Gains

Both subject to retention, with a limit for both of 1.600 €.

C. Deemed Income

Deemed Income provided from tenancy of second home, returns from movable assets without retentions (treasury debts) and subsidiaries to buy an officially protected house, with the limit of 1.000 €.
Apart from the above exclusions, there is an obligation to declare an Income Tax return those tax payers with a right to deductions from:

  • Investment in special account for the purchase of a home.
  • International Double Taxation.
  • Contributions to disabled persons individual assets.
  • Pension plans.
  • Insured pension plans and others.
  • Dependency insurance.

Note that these limits are per tax return. If you decide on a joint return, the same limits apply (there’s no increase in the limit).

Contact for a free consultation at info@vivespons.com or visit or website at www.vivespons.com

Become a new client of Vives Pons by trying new professional tax planning experience.
We are specialist in tax planning with more than 15 years of experience providing tax services in Spain to expats from all European Countries.

Vives Pons & Asociados: Global Solutions for you and your business in Spain and Costa Blanca

Integral services, architecture, Legal and Tax in Spain and Costa Blanca

Vives Pons & Asociados is a multidisciplinary firm with more than 15 years of experience in legal and tax advisory services, as well as urban and architectural projects, building, conveyancing and Real Estate in Denia and Costa Blanca.

Since 1998 Vives Pons & Asociados has dealt with more than 5.500 clients from a variety of countries such as Spain, The United Kingdom, Germany, Holland, Norway, Denmark, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Portugal, United States, China, South Africa, Chile, Costa Rica and many more.

International Integral Services

We offer an integral service on an international scale, provided by highly qualified professionals in all areas, in the business and private client’s areas. From our offices in Denia, Vives Pons & Asociados, offers you the best service advice to support your investment, in Spain and worldwide.

You do not have to worry about anything, only to invest your time in those things which are most important to you, and for this you can count on a totally reliable team, with a full understanding and knowledge of the Spanish and the English systems, and with a wide experience in both jurisdictions.

Business law services, Accounting advise & architectural services

Our commitment with the business world allows us to offer you efficient and effective solutions, adding value to your company’s management and representing the interest of your business on every level.

In order to do this we put a great team of architects project managers, Business law Lawyers, tax advisors and accountants at your disposition who will help to prevent and solve your problems and queries derived from your business activity in an efficient and effective manner.

Our promise to provide the best quality service at Vives Pons & Asociados has helped us to gain and maintain the trust of hundreds of clients, Spanish and International.

The One Thing That Will Make or Break Any Small Business, by Vives Pons & Asociados

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You founded your business on a great idea, and you execute on that idea superbly.
But to stay successful, there’s one more critical thing you need to do: get on top of cash flow before it gets on top of you. It’s the reason companies with perfectly respectable paper profits can plunge into bankruptcy. Why?

More customers = more complexity

The quick answer is that running a business, even a very profitable one, costs money. You might be seeing growing sales and happy customers, but you’re also spending on materials, staff and premises while servicing finance.

When businesses grow, they quickly become more complex. This complexity makes it more difficult to see the cash position now, and forecast what it will be in weeks’ and months’ time.
When you have just a few customers, keeping on top of their payments is fairly easy. You can do it in your head. But if you have hundreds of customers, who’s checking when they will all pay? Do you know if they’re paying late? Is anyone chasing them for payment?

Manage spend wisely

The same applies to spending. Understanding cash flow is critical when working with suppliers. You need to understand how many suppliers you have, what you pay them, and when.
For example, do you spend more with a supplier to get a high-volume discount on materials, or keep hold of cash and buy in small amounts at a higher price? It’s impossible to make these decisions without knowing and forecasting your cash position.

Timing capital investments

Meanwhile, growing businesses require more capital. At some point, if you’re ambitious, you’ll need to make some big decisions. When do you need larger premises? When do you need a bigger IT system? If you’re making things, do you need more machinery? Do you need to hire more people?
You’ll need to make these investments if you are to keep your customers (and your employees) happy. Crucially, you’ll need to do so before they pay you. And it would be suicidal to do so if you don’t understand the cash position of the business, now and in the future. Remember you’ll also need to keep the business running day to day, spending on bills, taxes, small items, travel and rent.

Don’t lose sight of cash

Small business owners are often very focused on gaining new customers and satisfying the ones they have.
The problem is, if no-one is focusing on liquidity, things can go wrong very quickly. If two customers fail to pay substantial invoices in the same week you settle a big supplier bill, you have to hope the bank will extend your finance. If it doesn’t, you could be in trouble.
It’s worth repeating that this frequently happens in otherwise successful, growing businesses – and often causes their downfall.

Get a cashflow forecast in place

Accountants will tell you that cash flow problems rarely occur out of the blue. The chances are the warning signs have been there for a while, but no-one has noticed them.
The vital question is: do you know what your cash position will be in six months’ time? If not, you may struggle to cope when things go wrong. If you can forecast that far forward, and it doesn’t look good, you still have time to put in place a strategy to make it through the difficult growth period.

And it’s important not to confuse the bank balance with the cash book. Managing the business from the bank balance is like driving a car by looking only in the rear view mirror. You’re seeing what’s gone past, not the pothole you’re about to hit. A good cashbook will lead to better forecasting.

The right tools can help

The tools for efficient bookkeeping are getting easier to use and are available, via the cloud, on a pay-as-you-go basis. Conquering cash flow won’t hold you back; it will be a catalyst for driving the business forward. Doing it proactively is more efficient than firefighting, and gives you more time to spend with customers and keep the business growing.

How comfortable are you with your bookkeeping?

No matter what kind of work you do, if you want to succeed running small business you need to master the books. But how are you finding that task? Take our quiz to understand your style of financial management and get tips on how to improve.

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