Bookkeeping and Accounting for Delivery Drivers

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How Bench works with delivery drivers

Drive your business forward with Bench. Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing done by experts—backed up by our robust platform. Bench works diligently with delivery drivers, ensuring your financial affairs are in order while you focus on the roads ahead.

We get you set up

Our team takes the time to thoroughly understand your delivery driving business, address your concerns, assist you in linking your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench operates effectively with your operation.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your specialized bookkeeper sorts out your delivery driving transactions and compiles thorough financial statements. If they require additional information from you, they’ll reach out promptly.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed with nationwide tax regulations related to delivery services and we'll tailor our approach to meet your delivery driving business' specific needs.

Here’s why delivery drivers like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We're committed to regularly providing you with bookkeeping updates for your delivery driver profession. Urgent questions that require immediate attention? We promise to respond within one business day or even less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform gives you the ability to automate data entries from various prominent providers, helping you dodge usual errors. We collaborate with industry giants like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring your financial records as a delivery-driver business are always spot-on.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say farewell to stacks of receipts and the hassle of manual log tracking—we facilitate automated inputs directly from linked accounts. With Bench Accounting, delivery drivers can gain insights from one unified dashboard to effortlessly comprehend the financial status of their business and make informed, strategic decisions.

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Bench integrates with your favorite small business tools

We sync seamlessly with your financial accounts and tools to keep your books up-to-date and save you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.

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We know bookkeeping for delivery drivers

As delivery drivers, you often face a host of unique bookkeeping challenges. These can include tracking and categorizing various types of expenditures, such as vehicle maintenance and gas, delivery fees, and even licenses or fines. Understanding how these expenses impact your financial statements as well as your tax liabilities can be difficult and time-consuming. At Bench, we simplify this process for you. Our software quickly identifies and categorizes your expenditures, ensuring accurate and up-to-date records. Our expert human bookkeepers have an in-depth understanding of industry-specific tax laws, including mileage write-off and expense categories that are unique to delivery drivers, allowing you to maximize your returns come tax season.

In the delivery industry, adhering to multiple state and federal regulations is also a crucial aspect of your business. Bench Accounting can help you navigate these complexities confidently. Our team is well-versed in laws regulating commercial driving and delivery services and can apply this knowledge when managing your books. We ensure your bookkeeping is not only accurate, but also compliant with all legal requirements. Furthermore, we realize that as a small business owner in the delivery sector, fluctuations in demand can mean unpredictable cash flows. That's why our team also strives to provide bookkeeping services that aid in forecasting and managing your cash flow, making Bench an indispensable partner for every facet of your bookkeeping needs.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

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Choose Plan

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$249/mo

billed annually

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$399/mo

billed annually

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$299/mo

billed monthly

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$499/mo

billed monthly

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Frequently Asked Questions

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As a delivery driver, what expenses can I claim for tax deductions?

As a delivery driver, there are several expenses that could be eligible for tax deductions. These include:

  • Vehicle expenses: If you use your personal vehicle for work, you can deduct expenses such as gas, repairs, insurance, and depreciation.
  • Operating costs: This includes cell phones, apps, or other technology you use for work.
  • Uniforms and work supplies: If you're required to wear a uniform or purchase work-related supplies, these costs can be deductible.
  • Home office expenses: If you manage your delivery service from home, you may be able to claim expenses for a home office space.

Please note that the actual eligibility of these deductions may vary depending on your individual circumstances and local tax laws, so we would always recommend speaking to a tax expert or a bookkeeper first.

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How can I effectively track my income and expenses in the delivery profession for accurate bookkeeping?

There are several steps you can take to effectively track your income and expenses in the delivery profession. Firstly, maintain a clear record of all your income, including tips and extra charges if applicable. Don't forget to note down your salary or wages from any employment you may have.

For expenses, keep track of every purchase or cost associated with your work as a delivery professional. These could include vehicle expenses, insurance, maintenance, and even costs associated with your mobile phone if it's used for work.

You could do all of this manually, but it’s much easier and more accurate to use a bookkeeping software, which can automatically categorize income and expenses, reconcile transactions, and generate financial statements. An experienced bookkeeper can also provide significant help in this process. Accurate bookkeeping will not only keep you tax compliant but also provide insights into your profitability and cash flow.

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What special accounting considerations should I be aware of as a self-employed delivery driver?

As a self-employed delivery driver, there are several special accounting considerations you should bear in mind. You'll need to closely track all your income and expenses, especially those related to vehicle use, in order to accurately complete your taxes. This includes fuel, repairs, maintenance costs, and potentially the cost or depreciation of the vehicle itself. Additionally, you can also deduct business expenses such as tolls, parking fees, and even certain percentages of your mobile phone bill if it's used for work. It's important to note that these deductions are typically only beneficial if they exceed the standard deduction. Always consult with a professional accountant or tax advisor to ensure that you are maximizing your deductions while still complying with tax laws.

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Does Bench outsource bookkeeping?

Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.

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Will I have one point of contact?

Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.

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How much time each month will I have to spend managing my Bench account?

We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.

Bookkeeping Services for Delivery drivers

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