Bookkeeping and Accounting for Lumberjacks

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How Bench works with lumberjacks

Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing done by experts—backed by one powerful platform. Bench effortlessly integrates with lumberjacks' unique needs.

We get you set up

Our team takes the time to fully comprehend your lumberjacking operations, answer your concerns, assist you in linking your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench can streamline your bookkeeping tasks.

We do your bookkeeping

Our squad of experts is well-versed with tax rules related to lumberjack enterprises and will tailor their approach to your business' specific requirements.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Each month, your dedicated bookkeeper sorts your logging business transactions and drafts financial reports. If they require any additional information from you, they'll reach out.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

At Bench Accounting, we understand that your time is better spent felling trees than navigating through financial records. That's why we'll keep you regularly updated on your bookkeeping status. If you ever have urgent inquiries that simply can't wait, rest assured, we'll respond in one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform has been created to automatically process data from well-known suppliers to prevent frequent errors, tailored specifically for the lumberjack industry. We work closely with business partners like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, ensuring that your financial records are consistently precise. Trust Bench Accounting, we've got your back in the forest and in your finances.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Wave goodbye to mountains of receipts and exhausting manual record-keeping—we utilize automation to get inputs directly from your linked accounts. Gain valuable insights from one convenient dashboard, helping you clearly comprehend the financial state of your lumberjacking business and make 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 lumberjacks

Operating in the lumber industry involves dealing with a myriad of complexities, ranging from industry-specific taxes to intricate laws and regulations. Expenses such as timber dues or environmental mitigation costs, for instances, are unique to this industry and the management of such can be overwhelming. Not to mention sales tax complexities that vary for different types of wood. Laws concerning sustainable logging, tree cutting licenses and public lands leases add another level of complexity. With Bench, you don’t have to tackle these industry-specific dilemmas on your own. Our service is designed to simplify your bookkeeping and tax obligations, by providing a dedicated bookkeeper in-sync with your industry's needs.

Our expert team at Bench knows the ins and outs of the timber industry, from the specific tax deductions that lumberjacks can claim, including equipment depreciation, to managing the cash flow from sales of raw timber and finished wood products. By pairing our intuitive software with real, human bookkeepers, Bench calculates your sales, expenses, and manages your financial books with meticulous detail, ensuring nothing falls through the cracks. Our team also understands industry-specific laws, such as the Lacey Act, that impact your lumber business. When tax season rolls around, we've got you covered, providing you with accurate, timely-year-end financials and assisting with tax filing. With Bench, you're not just getting a bookkeeping service; you're getting a financial partner who understands the nuances of your industry.

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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How does bookkeeping differ for a lumberjack business compared to other industries?

Bookkeeping for a lumberjack business tends to differ from other industries due to the unique expenditures, revenue streams, and regulations inherent to the industry. For example, a lumberjack business may have expenses related to equipment purchases and maintenance, logging permits, safety equipment, and transportation of logs that are not found in many other businesses. A professional bookkeeper familiar with the lumber industry can ensure these costs are properly tracked and accounted for. Furthermore, the way revenue is recognized can also differ, as there might be contracts for large orders or ongoing projects that need specific handling.

In addition, there may be industry-specific tax laws and regulations to which lumberjack businesses must adhere. This could involve different allowances or deductions, such as those related to environmental compliance or land leases.

Hence, while the fundamentals of bookkeeping remain the same, a bookkeeper assisting a lumberjack business would need to have a deep understanding of the specificities related to this industry.

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What specific tax deductions or credits are available for the lumber industry that I should be aware of?

Several tax deductions and credits may be beneficial for those operating within the lumber industry. For instance, there are deductions for tools and equipment purchase, logging machinery, land leasing which can also extend to include property taxes, as well as health and safety equipment costs.

Beyond these, there's also the possibility of receiving tax credits for sustainable practices like reforestation efforts which falls under the Tree Plantation Act. As well, credits may be accessible for employing individuals from certain disadvantaged groups under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).

We strongly recommend working with a professional bookkeeper or tax specialist who is familiar with your industry as this is not an exhaustive list and details may vary based on your specific circumstances and location.

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How can professional bookkeeping help me manage the costs of equipment and supplies in the lumberjack industry?

Professionally managed bookkeeping can be a game changer in managing the costs of equipment and supplies in the lumberjack industry. Bookkeepers can help keep track of all expenses related to equipment purchase, maintenance, and supplies. They can also help to analyze these costs, identify patterns and areas for potential savings.

Furthermore, professional bookkeepers can assist in budgeting for upgrades or replacements, factoring in the depreciation of existing equipment. This kind of financial planning and analysis can help lumberjack business owners avoid unexpected costs and manage their finances in a more predictable and sustainable manner.

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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 Lumberjacks

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