Bookkeeping and Accounting for Pool Halls

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How Bench works with pool halls

Revamp your financial game with Bench's bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing services, all managed by experts on a powerful platform. We're experienced in working with pool halls.

We get you set up

Our team takes the time to truly grasp the ins and outs of your pool hall business. We're here to answer your questions, assist you in linking your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench can simplify your bookkeeping process.

We do your bookkeeping

Each month, your designated bookkeeper carefully categorizes your pool hall transactions and compiles financial statements. Should they need any further details from you, they’ll promptly reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed with tax regulations applicable to Pool Halls across the US and will tailor their strategy to your business' distinct requirements.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

Our team will routinely provide bookkeeping updates to maintain your pool hall's financial balance. Got immediate questions that need prompt answers? Rest assured, we’ll respond in one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

At Bench Accounting, we offer a platform specifically designed for pool halls that automates data imports from most major providers, working to eliminate common errors. We've joined forces with key players like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, ensuring that your financials are always accurate and up-to-date. With us, you can focus more on running your pool hall and less on bookkeeping.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say goodbye to stacks of receipts and labor-intensive financial tracking—we automate inputs directly from your linked accounts. Gain insights from one central dashboard so you can effortlessly comprehend the financial status of your pool hall and make informed 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 pool halls

Managing finances for a pool hall presents unique challenges. From tracking table rental revenues to handling equipment maintenance costs, bar sale profits, and navigating industry-specific tax deductions – getting the finances right is crucial. Understanding the nuances related to this specific industry, Bench's expert team of bookkeepers stay up-to-date with the latest pool hall (amusement or recreation) industry tax laws, including unique deductions applicable, such as on bowling equipment, coin-operated amusement devices, and rental expenses.

At Bench, we believe in making your bookkeeping process hassle-free. Our cutting-edge software coupled with a dedicated team of skilled bookkeepers help you maintain your financial records in an organized manner. We take care of everything from routine bookkeeping tasks, like recording receipts and expenses, to more complex issues, like dealing with amusement taxes or liquor licenses financial compliance. Our team is also well-versed in deciphering the complexities of taxes for amusement industries like pool halls, and we ensure you stay tax compliant all year round. Your business is special to us, and we want to make sure you have more time to focus on the break shots, while we take care of the financial angles.

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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As a pool hall owner, what specific expenses should I regularly account for in my bookkeeping?

As a pool hall owner, there are several specific expenses you'll need to regularly account for in your bookkeeping:

  • Equipment Maintenance and Replacement: This includes costs for the upkeep, repair, or replacement of pool tables, balls, cues, and other necessary equipment.
  • Lease or Mortgage Payments: If you don't own your building outright, you'll have regular payments towards your lease or mortgage.
  • Utility Bills: Your power, water, trash pickup, and other utilities will be regular expenses.
  • Payroll: You need to track the payments for all your employees, including wages, benefits, and taxes.
  • Insurance: Business insurance is a necessary expense to protect against various types of potential harm to your business.
  • Food and Beverage Costs: If you sell food and beverages, you'll need to track the cost of goods sold, including any waste or spoilage.
  • Marketing: Any efforts to advertise or promote your pool hall should be tracked as well.
  • Licenses and Permit Fees: Any regulatory fees, licenses, or permits needed for your business should also be tracked.

By keeping track of these expenses, as well as others unique to your business, you can maintain accurate financial records for proper bookkeeping and analysis.

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How can accurate bookkeeping help me in maintaining the inventory of pool equipment and supplies?

Accurate bookkeeping can be highly beneficial in maintaining the inventory of pool equipment and supplies. It enables you to keep track of your inventory quantities, unit cost, and total value. With good bookkeeping, you can monitor the inflow and outflow of supplies, identify trends or patterns, prevent overstock or understock situations, and make well-informed purchasing decisions. Additionally, it can help in forecasts, budgeting, and financial reporting, leading to better financial management and increased profitability for your business.

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How might the seasonal fluctuations in the pool hall/billiards industry affect my accounting processes?

The pool hall/billiards industry can often experience many seasonal fluctuations that might significantly impact your accounting processes. During certain periods of the year, like colder months or holidays, pool halls and billiard rooms can see an increase in patronage, which in turn leads to higher revenues. On the other hand, during warmer months, business might slow down.

This cyclical nature can dramatically affect your cash flow and management practices. An experienced bookkeeper can help you plan for these downturns by ensuring you're setting aside enough money during peak seasons. They also assist in identifying patterns in your financial data, enabling you to make strategic decisions based on previous seasonal trends. The right bookkeeping support can make navigating through these seasonal fluctuations much easier, helping your business maintain stability throughout the year.

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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 Pool Halls

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