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How to Show Proof of Income for the Self Employed

If you are a person who is self employed, then you can run your business according to your wishes. There is nobody to work for but yourself and you can even dictate how much you want to work and how much salary you want to give yourself. But it has its own drawbacks. One drawback is not being able to prove your income if you need to apply for a loan or a credit card. You can either should your entire bank account to prove your income, or create a pay slip for yourself.

If you are a regular employee of a company, you receive a payslip each time you receive your paycheck. Your employer uses a template to document how many hours you have worked, your gross salary, and how much you were paid after all your deductions were paid. Self employed people have only themselves who know how much they earn and so if they are applying for a loan, it can be difficult to prove your income. You can have real proof of income by using a template to create your own pay slip complete with appropriate tax deductions. Similar to what employees receive, you can create a pay stub complete with your company name and address on it. If you give yourself a pay slip every week, then you will have a proof of income whenever you need it. Even if you do not actually write yourself a paycheck every week, you should still make sure that you have some proof of income available.

There are many places where you can look for a template to create any type of pay slip including your local office supply store and the library. Another way of searching for pay slip templates is from online sources since being a business person would make you use your computer to track your finances. You can search online for different types of pay slips available, then choose the one that has all the features that you need. You can then create a pay slip of your own which will show your gross income, taxes, deductions and your net pay, and you can create the same with your employees also. This pay slip will make it much easier for you if you decide to apply for a loan and need to show proof of income.

So if you are self-employed, the drawback of not being able to prove your income is already resolved by creating your own pay slip through templates that are available online.

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