Bookkeeping and Accounting for Home Cleaning Services

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How Bench works with home cleaning services

Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing specially tailored to meet the needs of your home cleaning service—managed by experts and supported by our powerful platform. Bench is the perfect partner for home cleaning services.

We get you set up

Our team invests the effort to fully comprehend your home cleaning service, clarify your queries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench can effectively work for you.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper categorizes your home cleaning service transactions and compiles comprehensive financial reports. If they require further information from you, they'll make sure to reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is knowledgeable in tax regulations specific to the Home Cleaning Services industry and will tailor their approach to your particular business needs.

Here’s why home cleaning services like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We make it a priority to regularly provide you with updates on your bookkeeping status. In the fast-paced world of home cleaning services, we understand that some queries just can't wait. Rest assured, we'll respond to your pressing questions in one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

With Bench Accounting, home cleaning services can automate their data inputs from leading service providers to eliminate common errors. We collaborate with elite partners like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring your financials are always precise and well-managed.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say goodbye to mountains of receipts and time-draining manual bookkeeping—our platform automates inputs directly from your connected accounts. Gain insights from one central dashboard, offering home cleaning service providers an easy understanding of business health and the ability to make strategic business 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 home cleaning services

Bench understands the unique complexities that come into play with home cleaning services. Industry-specific taxes and laws such as sales and service tax and employment regulations need to be precisely navigated to maintain your business's legality and profitability. Moreover, tracking down payments, organizing invoices, and other bookkeeping areas can be daunting, especially in a fast-paced service industry like yours. That's where Bench steps in. We streamline your bookkeeping by coupling intuitive software with the support of a dedicated team of bookkeeping experts. They'll handle your books and deliver tidy, tax-ready financial statements that free you to focus on what you do best - providing stellar home cleaning services.

Additionally, Bench is equipped with knowledge about common bookkeeping issues that often trouble home cleaning service businesses, such as irregular cash flow, managing client balances, and the tracking of consumable expenses. We're also well-acquainted with tax deductions that are unique to your industry including cleaning supplies, transportation cost, or even home office deductions if you manage your operations from home. Bench takes care of bookkeeping and tax preparations in such a comprehensive manner that it transforms tedious financial management into a stress-free experience. Our approach allows home cleaning service entrepreneurs to thrive, without worrying about the nuts and bolts of accounting and taxation. Trust Bench, and let us keep your books as clean as the homes you service.

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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Do home cleaning service businesses qualify for any specific tax deductions or credits?

Yes, home cleaning service businesses typically qualify for several specific tax deductions or credits. These might include deductions for business-related vehicle mileage, cleaning supplies, home office expenses, and insurance premiums. Also, if you employ other cleaners, you might be able to claim deductions for their wages and benefits. Any expenses that are ordinary and necessary for business operations are generally tax-deductible. Nevertheless, tax laws often change, and they can vary greatly depending on your location. Therefore, it's strongly recommended to consult with a financial advisor or a tax professional to ensure you're getting the most out of your deductions.

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How should I categorize and track my cleaning equipment expenditures for bookkeeping purposes?

It's vital to track your cleaning equipment expenditures accurately for bookkeeping purposes. These expenses can be categorized under "Cleaning Supplies" or "Janitorial Expenses". This category should cover everything from brooms and mops to high-end power washers or industrial-grade vacuums. Ensure that you keep all the receipts for your purchases. All this will help provide an accurate representation of your operational costs, contributing to the timely preparation of financial reports and aids in effective planning and decision making.

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As a home cleaning service provider, how do I set up payroll and manage employee wages and benefits?

As a home cleaning service provider, setting up payroll starts with obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS. After acquiring an EIN, you have to determine the pay period (weekly, bi-weekly, monthly). Then, set up a system to manage your payroll; you can either do this manually, use a payroll software, or hire a payroll service.

When it comes to managing employee wages, you have to first classify your workers as either employees or independent contractors, as this affects how you pay wages and taxes. Wages could be hourly, daily, or salaried and must at least meet the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. To manage benefits, decide on which benefits you want to offer (such as health insurance, retirement plans, vacation and sick leave). Be sure to comply with all required governmental regulations.

A bookkeeper can help keep all these payroll and wage management tasks in order. A bookkeeper is well-versed in these operations and can ensure that you are in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. It's also essential for maintaining accurate financial records and managing costs effectively.

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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 Home Cleaning Services

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