1. Always keep your business finances separate from your personal finances. Don’t give the tax auditor a reason to audit both.
    2. File all your tax compliance reports on time to avoid penalties, even if you can’t pay the amount owing.
    3. Keep organized by:
      • developing a method for handling all your paperwork;
      • entering your bookkeeping data in batches; and
      • reviewing your bank statement and financial reports monthly.
    4. Audit proof your records.
      • Keep all your receipts, no matter how small the amount and make sure they are legible. Receipts you must keep include debit receipts and credit card receipts.
      • Deposit all your business cash flowing into the business … so you can prove what was income (taxable) and what was contributions or loan proceeds (not taxable).
    5. Keep a business journal to diarize your logic for your business ventures. It will help show you incurred the expenses with the expectation of profit.