Bookkeeping and Accounting for Miniature Golf Courses

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How Bench works with miniature golf courses

Get more than just par from your bookkeeping. With Bench, your miniature golf course will receive professional bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing all in one place. Like a hole in one, it's a seamless solution for your business.

We get you set up

Our dedicated team takes the initiative to comprehend your mini golf business thoroughly, address your queries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench integrates seamlessly with your operations.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper categorizes your miniature golf course's transactions and creates comprehensive financial statements. If there's any additional information needed from you, they will reach out promptly.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of specialists are versed in the specific tax requirements for miniature golf courses and will tailor their approach to meet your unique business needs.

Here’s why miniature golf courses like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll keep you routinely informed with dedicated bookkeeping updates tailored for your Miniature Golf Course. If you have urgent queries that simply can't wait, rest assured, our team will respond to you in one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform enables your miniature golf course business to automate data inputs from most leading providers, helping you prevent typical errors. We collaborate with key merchants like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring the finances of your small-scale sports venture are always precise.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Wave farewell to mountains of paperwork and tedious manual tracking—Bench Accounting takes care of automating inputs directly from your miniature golf course accounts. Gather insights from one unified dashboard, making it effortless to evaluate the well-being of your business and plan strategic moves.

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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 miniature golf courses

Businesses operating in the miniature golf course industry face unique financial challenges. From handling day-to-day expenses such as equipment maintenance and utility bills, to navigating industry-specific tax laws and regulations. Furthermore, the complexity and variability of income, especially in the high and low seasons, can make bookkeeping quite challenging. That's where Bench steps in.

Bench simplifies bookkeeping and tax for miniature golf course owners by pairing intuitive software with real, human bookkeepers. Our expert team is well-versed with industry-specific taxes, laws, and common types of bookkeeping issues you may encounter. Whether it's calculating depreciation on your golf equipment or identifying eligible tax deductions associated with daytime and nighttime operations, our team has you covered. We streamline your accounting processes, ensuring tax compliance and accurate financial records, allowing you to focus more on creating that memorable mini-golf experience for your patrons.

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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What specific tax considerations should I keep in mind for my miniature golf course business?

Running a miniature golf course business comes with several specific tax considerations. These may include:

  • Depreciation: You may be able to claim depreciation on the land, buildings, and equipment used for the business.
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  • Amusement Tax: Some states impose an amusement or entertainment tax, which could potentially apply to your miniature golf course.
  • Sales Tax: This may be applicable on any concessions or merchandise sold at your course.
  • Employment Taxes: Payroll taxes will apply if you have employees working for you.

It's advisable to work with a professional bookkeeper or accountant as they can provide detailed advice and ensure you're meeting all necessary tax obligations.

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How should I structure the financial accounting for ongoing maintenance and operational expenses for my miniature golf course?

Structuring financial accounting for ongoing maintenance and operational expenses for a miniature golf course involves several steps. First, identify and categorize these expenses such as wage and salaries, maintenance costs, utilities, insurance, and taxes.

Next, decide on the method of accounting you wish to use (cash or accrual basis) and properly record the expenses based on set dates. Cash accounting records transactions when cash changes hands while Accrual accounting recognizes revenues and expenses when they occur, not necessarily when cash changes hands.

Invest in a robust accounting software that can handle these complex processes with ease, it will also help ensure all income and expenses are recorded correctly and categorically. Track all expenses regularly so you can evaluate and make necessary adjustments as needed.

Lastly, seeking the help of a professional bookkeeper or accountant can make a significant difference in getting accurate financial statements and maintaining a healthy business. They can help you ensure adherence to laws and regulations, provide valuable financial advice and business insights, and save you a lot of potential headaches in the long run.

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Are there any specialized bookkeeping practices for income tracking from different revenue streams such as admission fees, equipment rental, and concessions in a miniature golf course business?

Yes, indeed! A miniature golf course business may have several different streams of revenue, including admission fees, equipment rental, and concessions. It is essential that each stream is tracked and reported separately to better understand the profitability of each. Specialized bookkeeping practices can be implemented to monitor revenue from each channel, which can help your business to better strategize and manage resources. Bench Accounting will assist your miniature golf course in setting up and maintaining this detailed and specialized system to ensure your financial records are accurate and comprehensive.

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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 Miniature Golf Courses

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