We'll consistently get in touch with pertinent bookkeeping updates tailored for your Hobby Shop. If you have urgent inquiries that require immediate answers? Expect a response from us within one business day or even quicker.
With Bench Accounting, you can streamline your bookkeeping processes by automating data inputs from most major providers, reducing the risk of common errors. We have established partnerships with key merchants like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, assisting hobby shops to always have accurate financial records.
Say farewell to mountains of receipts and slow, manual record-keeping—Bench Accounting streamlines the process directly from your connected accounts. Access critical insights from a single, user-friendly dashboard to seamlessly comprehend your hobby shop's financial health and make informed strategic decisions.
DR. BUKKY KOLAWOLE
The specific taxes applied to the inventory of a hobby shop largely depend on the state and local tax laws of your business location. Generally, you will need to manage sales tax, which applies to every item sold, and use tax, for inventory that is not exempt from sales tax.
Depending on your state, other taxes may also apply. For instance, some states have different tax rates for different types of items, while others apply a flat rate. The specific tax rules for your business can be complex and continuously changing, so it's important to have up-to-date knowledge on the matter.
Accounting services can significantly help manage these tax burdens. An experienced bookkeeper can handle the collection, reporting, and payment of sales taxes on behalf of your business. They can also ensure compliance with state and local tax laws, helping you avoid penalties and fines for incorrect or late tax filings. Moreover, they can provide valuable advice on tax planning and strategies to legally minimize your tax liabilities.
A bookkeeper holds a crucial role in managing your hobby shop's finances, especially when it comes to inventory tracking and cost management. They ensure a detailed record and accurate tracking of incoming and outgoing inventory. This level of diligence prevents losses due to theft, spoilage, or overselling items that are no longer in stock. Not only that, but bookkeepers also manage expenses, payables, receivables, and help maintain your budget. They can identify unnecessary costs and help you strategize on how to decrease these, leading to cost savings and improved profitability for your hobby shop.
Yes, there are several special bookkeeping considerations for hobby shops dealing heavily in online sales and ecommerce. These include but are not limited to managing multiple sales tax jurisdictions, tracking inventory levels in real-time across different platforms, and handling international transactions. It's vital to work with a bookkeeper familiar with these specific scenarios, as they can help to ensure that your accounts are accurately maintained and that any applicable tax laws and regulations are correctly applied.
Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.
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.
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.