Bookkeeping and Accounting for Welders

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How Bench works with welders

Secure your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing handled by experts, fortified by a robust platform. Bench works seamlessly with welding businesses.

We get you set up

Our team invests the effort to extensively comprehend your welding business, address your concerns, assist you in syncing your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench can enhance your operations.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper categorizes your welding business transactions and prepares in-depth financial statements. If they require any additional information from you, they’ll promptly reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-acquainted with US tax regulations relevant to the welding industry and will tailor their approach to your welding business's specific requirements.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll consistently connect with you, providing bookkeeping updates tailored to the welding industry. Got urgent queries that need immediate responses? Rest assured, our team will respond to you within one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our tailored platform enables welders to automate data inputs from most major providers, helping to prevent common errors. We collaborate with notable merchants like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring your financial records are always precise and reliable.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say goodbye to a pile-up of receipts and the daily grind of manual record-keeping—we automate data directly from your linked accounts. With Bench Accounting, welders gain insights from one unified dashboard. It enables you to effortlessly grasp the financial health of your welding business and make 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 welders

At Bench, we understand the unique financial challenges that welders face, from managing job-specific costs, specialized equipment expenditures, to industry-specific tax deductions such as for protective gear or travel expenses between job sites. Overhead costs and tracking income per project can often become overwhelming, but with Bench's online bookkeeping services, we aim to simplify this process. Our intuitive software coupled with our real, human bookkeepers are equipped to handle these industry-specific nuances. They ensure that your income statements, balance sheets, and visual reports are accurate, clear, and aligned with the welding industry standard.

Bench does more than just manage your books though; we are also well versed in the specific laws and taxes that pertain to the welding industry. This includes understanding and properly handling aspects such as self-employment tax, subcontractor vs. employee classifications, and ensuring you're taking advantage of all applicable tax deductions like those for tools, safety equipment, and necessary certification courses. Our expert team carries the burden of navigating these complex tax laws and keeping up latest updates, allowing you to focus primarily on your craft while still having complete control of your business finances. Whether you’re a full-time welder or a side-job specialist, Bench provides you with easy-to-use financial insights, so you can confidently run your business.

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 professional welder, are there specific deductions I can make on my taxes related to my tools, equipment, and supplies?

Yes, as a professional welder, you can certainly make deductions on your taxes for job-related expenses. This generally includes the cost of your tools, equipment, and supplies that are necessary for you to perform your work. Some examples might be the cost of welding helmets, safety gear, or specialty equipment that you've purchased out-of-pocket. Note that to claim these deductions, you'll need to itemize your deductions on your tax return, and there are certain limitations and restrictions. A bookkeeper with expertise in tax law and industry-specific deductions can provide guidance to ensure you're optimizing your deduction opportunities.

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How can I accurately track and categorize my income and expenses as a self-employed welder?

As a self-employed welder, accurately tracking and categorizing your income and expenses requires careful record-keeping and financial management skills. Here are some tips:

     
  • Maintain a dedicated business bank account to keep your personal and business transactions separate.
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  • Consider using Bench. Bench can connect to your business bank account and help automate the tracking of income and expenses.
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  • Stay organized by categorizing your expenses according to the tax categories outlined by the IRS. This will make it easier when it's time to file taxes.
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  • Keep all business-related receipts and invoices. These will be crucial for documenting your expenses.
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  • If all of these seem overwhelming, consider hiring a professional bookkeeper. At Bench Accounting, we specialize in bookkeeping for various professions, including self-employed welders. Our team of experts can ensure your financial records are accurately managed, leaving you more time to concentrate on your welding business.
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What type of bookkeeping records should I maintain to support my welding business and ensure it stays financially healthy?

To maintain a financially healthy welding business, it's advisable to uphold a disciplined bookkeeping practice. This should include:

  • Income Records: These reflect all the money that your welding business earns. It ranges from detailed invoices to sales records and receipts.
  • Expense Records: These include all business-related costs such as purchase of welding gears, utilities, rent, maintenance costs, and advertising expenses. Keeping such accurate records helps during tax time.
  • Asset Records: Be sure to maintain records of your business assets like welding machinery and office equipment. This helps in calculating depreciation for tax purposes, and in maintaining and replacing them when necessary.
  • Employment Records: If your welding business has employees, maintain thorough records like payslips, contracts, and taxes. This can protect you in case of disputes and helps to ensure you're meeting all your obligations as an employer.
  • Tax Records: Maintain copies of all your business tax returns, receipts and records related to tax payments. These are key in case of an audit and for future financial planning.

By attentively maintaining these records, not only do you ensure compliance with legal requirements, but you also gain a better grasp of your business's financial health with a sound understanding of income, costs, and profit margins.

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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 Welders

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