What Is The Startup Masterclass?

New clients of Accountant Online can avail of free, monthly Startup Masterclasses hosted by one of our accountants and a member of our client services team.

During these masterclasses, you will receive advice that will help grow your startup.

The topics for these masterclasses include VAT, Expenses, How to Pay Yourself, Bookkeeping, Important Company Deadlines, and How To Take On Employees.

If you are not yet a client of Accountant Online you can join our free, monthly Startup Webinar.

Upcoming Masterclasses:

April: Expenses Startup Masterclass

You can claim both business and personal expenses in Ireland but what qualifies as a business expense and as a personal expense?

In our Expenses Masterclass we will explain the difference between business and personal expenses, show you what pre-trading and current business expenses you can claim.

May: Bookkeeping Startup Masterclass

Good bookkeeping is anything from a well-managed Excel spreadsheet to an accounting software package that is well maintained. But how do you keep good books and records?

During this masterclass we will discuss what books and records you should keep and for how long. We will also explain how you can make sure your books are accurate.

June: How to Pay Yourself Startup Masterclass

Many entrepreneurs do not want to take a salary in the first few months of their startup, but what happens when you decide you do want to take a salary? Whether you take a salary from the beginning of your startup or later on, it’s important to note what is involved in taking a salary as a director of a company.

In this masterclass we will look at the difference between a salary and dividends, how you can pay yourself, what director returns are and pension arrangements.

July: Important Company Deadlines For New Companies

Whether you have an accountant or take care of your own accounting, it’s important to know what deadlines your company has for filing accounts and company filings. If you do not know your deadlines, you may miss one and have to pay a fine, or your company could face audits.

This masterclass we will discuss what company deadlines you should know, such as the date for filing your first Annual Return (B1 Filing) and annual returns, filing corporation tax and VAT. We will also explain the consequences of missing these deadlines.

August: How To Take On Employees Masterclass

As your startup grows so will your workforce. But what do you need to know before you take on employees?

This masterclass will explain what you need to know about employing people in your business; what taxes are involved, running a payroll and how you can keep up with the new PAYE Modernisation payroll system.

September: VAT Startup Masterclass

We are often asked questions about VAT, when should I register and do I need to register from the beginning?

During this masterclass, we will answer your questions on VAT and go through the process of registering for a VAT number in Ireland.

Why Should I Attend the Startup Masterclass?

  • Gain valuable knowledge about running your startup.
  • Receive important advice and information that can help grow your business.
  • Understand basic accountancy that you will need for your business.
  • Have your questions answered by professionals.

How Do I Join The Startup Masterclass?

If you are a new client of Accountant Online you will receive notifications of upcoming masterclasses and we will send you a registration link every month.

If you are not a current client of Accountant Online, the Startup Masterclasses are available with our Startup Offer.

Our Startup Offer is available to newly incorporated companies for just €49 + VAT per month for the first 6 months of your incorporation. This offer is paid in advance for 6 months.

Alongside, 6 free Startup Masterclasses, the Startup Offer also includes:

  • Annual Return B1 Filing,
  • PAYE Registration,
  • Payroll For Up To 5 Staff,
  • VAT Registration and Filing,
  • Corporation Tax Registration
  • Two one-to-one scheduled consultations with your accountant.