We provide routine bookkeeping updates for your tutoring business. Have urgent inquiries that can't be delayed? We ensure a response within one business day or less.
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Wave farewell to stacks of worksheets and hours spent on manual record keeping—our automation pulls data straight from your linked accounts. Harness the power of insights from one comprehensive dashboard, enabling you to quickly grasp the financial state of your tutoring business and make informed strategic decisions.
DR. BUKKY KOLAWOLE
As a private tutor, you may be eligible for several types of tax deductions. Some common ones include:
<ul><li>Travel Expenses: If you need to travel to a student’s house or any other location to educate, the cost can be claimed as a travel expense.</li><li>Home Office Deductions: If you use part of your home for teaching or admin work, you can claim a portion of your rent/mortgage, utilities, and internet costs.</li><li>Office Supplies & Equipment: Ink, paper, computers, and other related costs are all tax-deductible.</li><li>Professional Development: Costs paid for career enhancement courses, attending workshops or seminars can all be claimed as tax deductions.</li></ul>
Please remember that tax laws can vary based on your location, so it's always recommended to consult with a professional bookkeeper or tax advisor who's familiar with your specific situation.
Managing your income and expenses as an independent tutor requires clear record-keeping, regular financial reviews, and careful tax planning. First, it's ideal to operate a business bank account separate from your personal account. All income earned from tutoring should be deposited into this account and all business expenses should be paid from here. That way, it's easier to keep track of your finances.
Second, maintain thorough records of your income and expenses. This involves recording the student's name, session date, session length, and rate per hour for income. For expenses, document the date, amount, and purpose of each expense. This record-keeping can be done using a spreadsheet or specialized accounting software.
Third, regularly review your financial situation. Check your income against your expenses and adjust your rates or spending as needed. It's also advisable to have a separate savings account for taxes and to contribute to it regularly, based on your income.
Finally, consider seeking professional help from bookkeepers or accountants who specialize in independent contractors or small businesses. They can provide expertise in areas like tax planning, expense tracking, and financial reporting.
The key accounting considerations for your tutoring service include the following:
- Income Recognition: Tutoring services often receive payment in advance. It is essential to track when to recognize this income accurately in your financial statements.
- Expense Tracking: This could range from materials and supplies to transportation or room rental costs. Ensure that all these expenses are accurately tracked and categorized for tax purposes.
- Schedule C Deductions: As a tutoring business, you might qualify for various tax deductions. Working with a knowledgeable bookkeeper can help ensure you're not leaving money on the table.
- Self-Employment Taxes: If you are a self-employed tutor, you will be responsible for paying self-employment taxes, which an experienced bookkeeper can help you navigate.
- GST/HST: Depending on the size of your tutoring service and location, you may have to register for the Goods and Services Tax/Harmonized Sales Tax.
By working with a bookkeeper with experience in tutoring services, you can ensure all these factors are properly taken into consideration.
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.