Our team will frequently provide you with bookkeeping updates tailored to your software engineering business. Got urgent queries that simply can't hold off? You can count on us to respond within one business day or even less.
Our platform seamlessly integrates with your operation codes, automating data inputs from leading providers to mitigate common errors. We're partnered with tech giants such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, ensuring your finances are always precise—making Bench the ideal choice for software engineers.
Wave farewell to endless lines of code and laborious manual tracking—we automate entries directly from your linked accounts. Gain insights from a single central dashboard so you can effortlessly understand the health of your software engineering business and make critical decisions.
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As a software engineer, there’s a good chance you’re eligible for a number of tax deductions which could significantly reduce the amount of tax you have to pay each year. A few deductible expenses might include:
<ul><li>Home office expenses - if you work from home, you can claim deduction charges for the proportion of your home used as an office.</li><li>Education expenses - ongoing professional development or certification costs can sometimes be tax deductible.</li><li>Equipment costs - costs associated with the purchase of necessary hardware & software, and their ongoing maintenance.</li><li>Travel expenses - if you're required to travel for work, these expenses can also be tax deductibles.</li></ul>
Remember, this is a generalized list and actual deductions might vary based upon individual scenarios. Consult with a tax professional or a bookkeeper to understand what specific deductions apply to you.
Managing income from various project contracts for your income tax return can be a complex task but it's certainly doable. Here are some key tips:
- Record Keeping: It's essential to have a well-organized system for recording your income from each project contract throughout the year. This includes saving copies of contracts, invoices, and proof of payment.
- Separating Personal and Business Finances: Having separate bank accounts for personal and business income and expenses will simplify tracking your income.
- Work with a Professional: Working with a bookkeeper experienced in project-based income can help ensure accuracy and compliance with tax laws. Bench Accounting offers expert bookkeeping services tailored to your needs.
Remember, accurate income management is vital for e an accurate income tax return. It's always advisable to seek professional tax advice for your specific situation.
The best way for software engineers to track and categorize their expenses is through the use of sophisticated bookkeeping and accounting software. These tools not only ease the process of tracking and categorizing expenses, but also provide elaborate reports that can aid in understanding and managing your finances better. Such software often provides facilities to scan receipts, auto categorize expenses based on previous data, generate tax calculation reports, and much more.
At Bench, our professional bookkeepers use proprietary software to accurately categorize and record all your business transactions. They're constantly available for questions and custom categorizations that best suit your needs as a software engineer. We streamline your bookkeeping tasks so you can focus more on your work and less on the paperwork.
Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.
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.
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.