Accounting services for your online business.

 

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We work with Amazon and Amazon FBA sellers, eBay, Shopify, BigCommerce, and many other platforms.

If you sell on multiple marketplaces and shopping carts and are ready for an ecommerce accountant to handle all of the accounting functions for your ecommerce business, reach out to us.

A Complete Ecommerce Accounting Department

Online entrepreneurs face unique challenges which we understand.  We specialize in multi-channel businesses selling retail and wholesale online and on multiple marketplaces and shopping carts.  

We can manage the accounting technologies that directly integrate with your shopping cart or marketplace, connect with your inventory solution, and link to your merchant accounts.  We connect to your environment to extract the accounting data to provide current, accurate and actionable financial information.

We currently work with Amazon Sellers, including Amazon FBA Sellers, eBay Sellers, Shopify, BigCommerce, and many other platforms.

What's Included

We provide a complete ecommerce accounting department which includes all the accounting services, tools, and technology support you need to keep your accounting well-maintained and running smoothly.

Our Service Includes:

  • Controller and bookkeeping services
  • Cost of cloud accounting tools
  • Support for all cloud accounting integrations
  • Sales tax management
  • Payroll services
  • And more...

Virtual Controller Services

Catching Clouds offers Virtual Controller Services to provide financial insight to business owners.

Our services include unlimited phone and e-mail consultations with a seasoned professional so you can get the answers you need without having to worry about a ticking time clock jacking up your bill.

Virtual Controller Services can be broad and encompass many different operational and consultative tasks.  We customize a plan for you based on your unique business needs that includes such services as:

  • Unlimited phone and e-mail consultations
  • Oversight of Virtual Bookkeeping Services
  • Interpretation of financial results
  • Cash flow projections
  • Budgeting
  • Forecasting
  • Liaise with external CPA in gathering information for tax return preparation, compilations, reviews, or audits

Virtual Bookkeeping Services

Catching Clouds offers Virtual Bookkeeping Services to maintain the day-to-day operations of your accounting systems and record keeping.

The goal of the Virtual Bookkeeper is to properly record all income, expenses, assets, liabilities, and equity transactions for the customer’s business under the guidance of the Virtual Controller.  We create a bookkeeping schedule to meet your company’s needs, including daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks.

The following are examples of the ongoing cloud accounting services our bookkeepers typically provide:

  • Unlimited phone and e-mail consultation
  • Maintenance of day-to-day accounting systems and record keeping
  • Processing of vendor bill payments
  • Facilitation of time and expense reporting
  • Processing and/or recording payroll transactions
  • Preparation of customer invoices and maintenance of accounts receivable, including collection calls on overdue accounts
  • Recording of asset purchases and maintenance of fixed asset and book depreciation schedules

Virtual CIO / CTO Services

Catching Clouds provides strategic guidance and tactical plans to help business owners be successful.

  • Ecommerce site strategy and implementation oversight
  • Multi-channel selection
  • Ecommerce supporting tool selection & process improvements
  • Credit card merchant selection
  • Sales tax strategy and process implementation

Catching Clouds provides the external guidance to successfully implement the technology and processes to manage and grow your ecommerce business.

 

Yes, Sales Tax Is a Reality for Ecommerce Business

For those new to sales tax, I know what you're thinking.  You think you don't have to worry about sales tax when you sell online.  You've bought products on Ebay or Amazon, and the sellers didn't charge you sales tax, so obviously sales tax must not apply.  

Despite what some people believe, any business that sells taxable products needs to collect sales tax in the jurisdictions where they have nexus.  What is nexus?  It is where your business has a significant presence (offices, employees, sales reps, and property (including inventory)).  It doesn't matter whether the business is online or brick and mortar.  And it doesn't matter if other people are following the rules or not.  You should be aware that this is a liability issue for your business, now before the Marketplace Fairness Act is passed. 

A big challenge for an ecommerce business owner is managing sales tax compliance.  Understanding collection requirements, configuring your shopping cart or marketplace, managing the sales tax collected, and filing the returns is a complex and time consuming process.

To make matters worse, for Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) Sellers, Amazon’s FBA service creates sales tax nexus for your business in the 15 states where Amazon has warehouses.  If you are an Amazon FBA Seller and you're making sales to customers in any of those locations, you should be collecting and remitting sales tax as well as filing sales tax returns in each of those jurisdictions.  That can be a pretty big compliance headache for a small ecommerce seller.

And what do you do if you haven’t been collecting properly?  You know that you not only have to file but you might also have to pay back sales tax in multiple states and it's too late to collect from your customers.  You worry that this money will be coming out of your cash flow.  We can help you understand your liability and put together a process to get compliant while minimizing penalties and interest.

Catching Clouds provides a complete sales tax management service for our ongoing monthly customers.  

We understand the complexities of sales tax compliance for online sellers as well as how to implement a manageable sales tax compliance process.  Our cloud accounting service for ecommerce business includes sales tax compliance across the United States.

Catching Clouds leverages cloud technology to connect to your marketplace, shopping cart, and inventory/order management systems to pull together all the information necessary to manage sales tax effectively.  We also help configure all of your systems and implement processes for your business to follow to stay compliant.

Catching Clouds’ ecommerce sales tax service makes it easy to budget for your sales tax compliance costs by providing a fixed price service, including special sales tax compliance bundles for Amazon FBA Sellers. 

Services Include:

  • Sales Tax Analysis / Nexus Study
  • Sales Tax License Registration
  • Marketplace and Shopping Cart Sales Tax Configuration
  • Filing and Remitting Sales Tax
  • Sales Tax Management
  • Special sales tax compliance bundles for Amazon FBA Sellers
Please note that this is not a stand alone service. We only offer sales tax management services to our ongoing customers.
We don’t do income taxes, but our services include collaboration with your tax advisor.