Bookkeeping and Accounting for Pet Daycares

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How Bench works with pet daycares

Experience stress-free bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing all done by experts—supported by one potent platform. Bench is the perfect partner for pet daycares.

We get you set up

Our dedicated team invests significant time to understand your pet daycare business intimately, address any queries you might have, assist you in setting up your accounts, and guide you through how Bench can work wonders for your bookkeeping needs.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper carefully categorizes your pet daycare transactions and prepares comprehensive financial statements. If they require any additional information from you, they will reach out promptly.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts understands the specific tax rules related to pet daycares and will tailor their approach to your business's distinct requirements.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll constantly provide you with financial updates tailored to your pet daycare business. Have urgent queries that need immediate attention? We'll ensure that your concerns are addressed within one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our software lets you automate data inputs from virtually every major provider to circumvent usual errors. We collaborate with vendors like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring your pet daycare's finances are always spot-on.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Wave farewell to mountains of paperwork and tedious manual logging—our services pull data straight from your linked accounts. With Bench Accounting, pet daycare owners can gain insights from a unified dashboard, simplifying the understanding of their venture's health and making informed 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 pet daycares

At Bench, we understand the unique financial challenges and considerations faced by pet daycares, such as business-specific tax deductions for supplies, maintenance costs, and employee training. Balancing the needs of man’s best friends while keeping a healthy financial pipeline can be daunting. We handle your books while you handle the barks, purrs and wagging tails. Our team of experienced bookkeepers can help you make sense of those hard-to-understand industry-specific laws and taxes, especially when it comes to the unique employment laws or leash laws that could impact your business.

We simplify the complex and time-consuming tasks of bookkeeping and tax preparation for small pet daycare businesses. The Bench approach is innovative: we pair intuitive software with real, human bookkeepers. Your statements, balance sheets, and expenses are easily accessible in one place with our user-friendly software. The software is managed by our real, human bookkeepers, giving you the perfect blend of automation for efficiency, and a personal touch for accuracy. The Bench team can also guide on tax deductions specific to the pet daycare industry, for example, pet food, toys, or professional certification costs. We're here to ensure your cents make sense. Partner with us and let Bench help you achieve your pet daycare’s financial goals.

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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What specific expenses can I claim for my pet daycare business?

As a pet daycare owner, there are several business expenses that you can potentially claim against your income. These may include:

<ul><li>Rent or mortgage for your business property</li><li>Utilities such as water, electricity, and internet</li><li>Wages and salaries for your employees</li><li>Marketing and advertising costs</li><li>Pet supplies and food</li><li>Insurance and licenses</li><li>Cost of training for employees</li><li>Professional services, like legal and accounting fees</li><li>Depreciation and repairs on your property or equipment</li></ul>

Please remember that tax laws can vary depending on your location and the specifics of your business. It's always a good idea to consult with a professional to ensure you are accurately and legally claiming your business expenses.

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How should I manage and record daily revenues from different pet care services?

Managing and recording daily revenues from different pet care services can be a complex task. However, bookkeeping services can help you simplify it. Here's how you can do it:

<ol><li>First, categorize your revenues based on service types like grooming, pet sitting, training, etc.</li><li>For every successful transaction, make a record in the respective category, capturing all important details like date, client, service provided, and amount received.</li><li>Use accounting software or hire a professional bookkeeper to ensure error-free and systematic recording of every transaction.</li><li>At the end of the day, tally the total income received from each category to tally with your daily total revenue. This will help spot any discrepancies promptly.</li><li>Ensure these records are stored securely and updated daily to maintain an accurate picture of your business's financial health and performance.</li></ol>

Bench Accounting provides industry-specific bookkeeping services tailored to the unique needs of pet care service providers. Our team of professional bookkeepers ensures detailed, accurate, and timely recording of all your daily revenues.

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What are the tax considerations I should keep in mind for my pet daycare industry?

Managing a pet daycare involves various tax considerations. Some of the key factors to keep in mind are:

  • Business Expenses: Many expenses related to running your pet daycare, such as pet supplies, employee wages, rent, utilities, insurance, and advertising, can be deducted from your income to reduce your taxable profit.
  • Self-Employment Tax: As a pet daycare owner, you're typically required to pay self-employment tax, which covers Social Security and Medicare taxes.
  • State and Local Taxes: Don’t forget about the state and local taxes that your pet daycare business might be subject to. These can include property taxes on your business location and sales tax on the pet care products you sell.

Given the complexity of tax obligations, it can be very beneficial to work with a bookkeeper who's familiar with the pet daycare industry. They can help ensure you're taking full advantage of deductions and aren't overlooking any important tax considerations.

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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 Pet Daycares

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