Bookkeeping and Accounting for Sommeliers

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How Bench works with sommeliers

Fine-tune your focus on fine wines, while we handle the financials. Bench provides bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing services tailored for sommeliers—all executed seamlessly by our experts on a powerful platform.

We get you set up

Our team makes the effort to fully comprehend your Sommelier business, respond to your inquiries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and guide you through how Bench functions.

We do your bookkeeping

Each month, your bookkeeper arranges your wine-focused transactions and gets your financial reports ready. If they require any further information from you, they’ll reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed with the tax regulations in the wine industry and will tailor their approach to suit your sommelier business' specific requirements.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll consistently provide you with bookkeeping updates - tailored to the unique needs of sommeliers. Got urgent inquiries that just can't be put on hold? Rest assured, we'll respond to you in one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform enables you to streamline data inputs from a majority of major providers, reducing any wine-related accounting errors. We join forces with partners like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring that your sommelier business finances are always meticulously accurate.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Wave goodbye to stacks of wine inventory lists and hours of tedious manual tracking—Bench Accounting automates inputs directly from your linked accounts. Gain insights from one central dashboard so you can easily understand the financial health of your wine business and make strategic decisions. Trust Bench to deliver the clarity you need to focus on what you love—curating exceptional wine experiences.

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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 sommeliers

In the world of sommeliers, unique industry-specific taxes, laws, and intricate expenses often cloud the wine glass. From wine acquisition and storage costs to wine tasting events and expensive bottle replacements – bookkeeping quickly becomes complex. That's where Bench steps in to uncork your accounting issues. We manage and categorize your expenses, track income, and reconcile transactions leaving you more time to discover the perfect wine pairings. Our tailored bookkeeping services for sommeliers ensure your financial records are as precise and polished as your discerning palate.

Additionally, our expert team at Bench have a solid understanding of the specific laws and taxes that impact your sommelier business. From import taxes on exotic wine labels to adhering to regional AOC/AOP laws which govern wine production and certification, we have you covered. We deliver efficient and accurate tax reports, provide actionable advice on where to save and take care of your income statements, balance sheets, and uncork the mystery of financial reports. At Bench, we handle your bookkeeping and tax, so you can concentrate on delivering excellent wine experiences to your clients. With our intuitive software and real, human bookkeepers, achieving a balanced financial bouquet has never been easier.

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 sommelier, how can Bench Accounting help manage my income from multiple restaurants or wine consulting services?

As a sommelier, Bench Accounting can assist in effectively managing your income from multiple restaurants or wine consulting services with ease. Our dedicated team of skilled bookkeepers can help compile all of your finances from various sources and streamline your bookkeeping. With the use of cloud-based accounting software, our team can keep track of your income and expenses efficiently, ensuring your books are always accurate and up-to-date. Whether you're working with a single establishment or juggling multiple consulting contacts, Bench Accounting can provide a custom solution to meet your unique bookkeeping needs. This enables you to focus on your passion, providing exceptional wine experiences for your customers, without worrying about your finances.

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Are expenses related to wine tasting, buying, and education tax deductible, and if so, how is this tracked?

The question of whether expenses related to wine tasting, buying, and education are tax deductible is a little tricky and typically depends on the nature of your business. If these activities are directly related to the operation and growth of your business, say if you're a sommelier or run a wine-related business, then yes, these expenses can likely be tax deductible.

However, the key to claiming these deductions is to meticulously track your expenses so that you're prepared in the event of an audit. Keep receipts of all your wine-related purchases and record the nature of the expense, when it was incurred, its amount, and how it contributes to your business. Using a reliable bookkeeping service can be incredibly beneficial in accurately recording and keeping track of these types of expenses.

For personalized advice on the tax deductible status of your wine-related expenses, we recommend consulting with a tax professional or bookkeeper familiar with your industry.

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How does Bench Accounting specifically handle inventory management for an extensive and valuable wine collection?

At Bench Accounting, we're indeed equipped to manage the financial aspects of an extensive and valuable wine collection. We provide detailed financial insights and a clear picture of your wine inventory's profitability. However, we do not physically manage the inventory. For that, you may need to engage a professional in wine inventory management. Our role is focused on bookkeeping; ensuring each purchase and sale is correctly recorded, costs are correctly categorized, the value of your collection is accurately reflected, and providing financial reports to assist in decision making.

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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 Sommeliers

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