Bookkeeping and Accounting for Landscaper

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How Bench works with landscaper

Secure your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing, all handled by experts—made even better by a potent platform. Bench partners with landscapers.

We get you set up

Our specialists take the time to thoroughly comprehend your landscaping business, respond to your queries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench can simplify your bookkeeping.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper systematically arranges your landscaping business transactions and formulates financial statements. If any further information from you is required, they won't hesitate to reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-acquainted with tax guidelines relevant to the landscaping industry and will tailor their approach to your individual business needs.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We’ll consistently provide you with bookkeeping updates tailored for your landscaping business. Got urgent queries that can't be put off? You can count on us to respond within one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform makes bookkeeping a breeze for landscapers by automating data input from major providers to sidestep usual errors. We work in close proximity with partners such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square to ensure your financial records remain precise and up-to-date.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say farewell to heaps of invoices and laborious manual logging—we streamline inputs straight from connected accounts. Gain insights from one centralized dashboard so you can effortlessly grasp the health of your landscaping business and make informed strategic choices.

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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 landscaper

At Bench, we understand the unique financial complexities the landscaping industry faces, from maintaining equipment expenses to tracking various project costs. Ensuring accuracy in these areas can be challenging, thus, we offer comprehensive online bookkeeping services to streamline your operations. Whether dealing with seasonal income fluctuation, tracking material expenses, or navigating intricate tax deductions related to landscape maintenance and installation, our experienced bookkeepers can competently address all these industry-specific needs, so you can focus more on crafting beautiful landscapes for your clients.

Moreover, Bench seamlessly takes care of the bookkeeping and tax exigencies for small business owners in the landscaping industry. With a solid grasp of landscaper-specific tax laws, we can guide you on capitalizing on all available tax deductions, from vehicle expenses to supplies, to even depreciation on your equipment. Our pioneering approach combines human expertise with cutting-edge software, providing you with real-time access to your financial data. Plus, we don't just set you up with software and disappear; our dedicated team of bookkeepers is always available to answer your queries, ensuring your finances are well managed, and tax season becomes less burdensome.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

Get bookkeeping, tax prep, advisory, and filing with Bench's powerful, easy-to-use platform.

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 landscaper, what specific expenses am I allowed to claim as tax deductions?

As a landscaper, you are permitted to claim a variety of expenses as tax deductions. Below are some of the most common ones:

  • Equipment expenses: You can deduct the cost of machinery, tools, and equipment you use for your landscaping business.
  • Vehicle expenses: If you use your vehicle for business, you can deduct your actual expenses or the standard mileage rate, plus parking fees and tolls.
  • Office expenses: If you use part of your home as your business office, you may be able to deduct a portion of your housing cost.
  • Materials and Supplies: The cost of plants, fertilizers, and other materials used in your landscaping business can be deducted.
  • Insurance: Any premiums you pay for business liability insurance are deductible.

Always consult with your accountant to fully understand all the deductions you're eligible for. This ensures that you take advantage of all tax benefits without infringing on any tax laws.

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How does seasonal income affect my financial reporting and taxes as a landscaper?

Seasonal income can greatly impact your financial reporting and taxes as a landscaper. During your busy seasons, your income may be significantly higher, which can bump you into a higher tax bracket for that period. However, during your off seasons, your income may decrease, potentially lowering your tax obligations. Furthermore, seasonal income can also influence the timing and amount of your tax payments. You may need to make estimated tax payments throughout the year to avoid underpayment penalties.

It's also necessary to accurately track and report income throughout the year for proper financial reporting. Inaccuracies in your financial statements can lead to misunderstandings about the health of your business and can make tax preparation more challenging. Working with a bookkeeper experienced in handling seasonal income can help ensure your financial reporting is accurate and your taxes are handled correctly depending on the dynamics of your seasonal income.

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What types of bookkeeping services would be most beneficial for my landscaping business?

Landscaping businesses often have unique financial management needs, and leveraging specific bookkeeping services can be significantly beneficial. Some helpful services could include:

<ul><li>Billing and invoicing management which can keep track of your client billings and payments</li><li>Payroll processing to ensure your employees are paid on time and accurately</li><li>Monthly financial statements to provide a clear snapshot of your business's financial health</li><li>Cash flow management to support your business in seasonal highs and lows</li><li>Expense tracking, crucial in landscaping business where materials and equipment costs need careful monitoring</li><li>Tax preparation and planning services, to ensure you stay compliant and benefit from any relevant tax deductions or credits</li></ul>

It's advisable to have a discussion with a professional bookkeeper or accounting service provider to determine the most appropriate services based on your specific business needs. Available services can be tailor-fit to help your landscaping business thrive financially.

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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 Landscaper

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