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Do You Feel a Migraine Coming On? Plumbing Contractor Bookkeeping

This Article Will Focus On identifying and find relief the five primary reasons your Plumbing Contracting company is not optimizing cash flow and profits.


Plumbing Contractor Bookkeeping and IRS

No one want the IRS calling.

Headache #1 Tax troubles are the trickiest and can stop your Plumbing And Mechanical Company dead in its tracks. Every Plumbing And Mechanical Company I have known in the past 25+ years has experienced tax troubles. Some of them forgot to file a tax form, some did not know about a tax form they needed to file and some Plumbing And Mechanical Contractors simply did not enough money to pay the taxes.

Headache #2 Invoicing which is your ticket to getting paid so you can pay yourself and then your employees, suppliers

Plumbing Contractor Bookkeeping and the payroll

Doing payroll is a pain

and other bills, in that order. You need all your costs in QuickBooks so that your invoices are accurate. Your customers want an invoice that is easy to understand yet it has to show the original contract price, percent that is complete, change orders, deposits and more so you end up trying to force QuickBooks to do it, using a G702 / G703 or attempting to develop a custom pay application in Excel.

Headache #3 Payroll Making sure it is done right and on time including any payroll checks that have to be generated outside the normal payday, filing the tax reports, keeping track of the loans to employees and the end of the year W-2’s and W-3 and other reports including 1099’s.

Headache #4 All Of The Other Tax Reports and there are a bunch of them, especially for contractors. If your Plumbing And Mechanical Company is in area of the U.S.A. that requires you to collect, sales tax from your customers and clients and then file a Sales Tax Return then you have another set of headaches. A little known fact is most state and local tax agencies prefer all contractors not just Plumbing And Mechanical Contractors file late because the effective annual interest rate they charge you to “borrow money” starts around 51% for being one day late and goes up to 166% after the 66th day and then it gets real ugly!

Headache #5 Is Only Working On Profitable Jobs and letting go of the rest of them. This is known as The 80/20 Rule which means 80% of your

Plumbing Contractor Bookkeeping

The ever present 80/20 rule.

contracting activity profits come from 20% of your customers.

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The Answer To The Five Bookkeeping Headaches Plumbing And Mechanical Contractor Contractors have listed above and a whole lot more is simple, but not easy:

Option #01 Learn contractor bookkeeping and do it yourself

Option #02 Hire someone skilled in contractor bookkeeping

Option #03 Hire a contractor bookkeeping service

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About The Author:

Randal DeHart, PMP, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington, www.FastEasyAccounting.Com He is the leading expert in outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services for small construction companies across the USA. He is experienced as a Plumbing Contractor, General Contractor, Project Management Professional, Construction Accountant, Intuit ProAdvisor, QuickBooks For Contractors Expert and Xero Contractor Accounting Specialist, Bill.Com Guru and Tsheets ProAdvisor. Check out our Contractor Success Map Podcast on iTunes and Follow Randal on Google+

I leave you with this heartfelt blessing – “Contractors like you are what make civilization possible for everyone and we all sincerely appreciate each and every one of you and may goodness and mercy be ever present in your life and the lives of your loved ones”

Warm Regards,

Randal L. DeHart, PMP, QPA


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