Doing your taxes is a lot less stressful with CLIP.
Hey Clippers! Dave Tucker here, with a topic that’s hardly anyone’s favorite: Taxes. (My apologies to my CPA friends; it’s just the truth!)
Tax season can be stressful for small business owners, including us lawn care business owners. Doing taxes can mean busywork, digging through old files, and looking in vain for that one piece of paper. In short, it’s time-consuming, it’s stressful, and it’s rarely how you want to be spending your valuable time. And yet… it’s not optional.
What if I told you I had a way to make the whole tax process much more palatable?
CLIP is the best lawn care business software on the market. I could wax on and on about all its features—in fact, I have! But today, I want to talk specifically about all the ways CLIP makes tax preparation easier for lawn care companies. Let’s kick it off with income and expenses.
Track income and expenses easily.
Now, CLIP isn’t an accounting program. We prefer to focus on what we do well—lawn care—and leave everything else to the pros. When it comes to tracking income and expenses, the pro is QuickBooks. CLIP integrates directly with QuickBooks, so you can link your accounts. This makes it remarkably easy for you to:
- Run detailed financial reports to see revenue and costs for your lawn care business—in just a few clicks.
- Categorize your transactions, so you can generate reports for tax-deductible expenses.
- Avoid the frustration and vulnerability of transferring all your data by hand.
Log mileage for multiple vehicles.
Whether you’ve got two trucks or twenty, keeping track of mileage all year around is extremely important for tax purposes. There’s no need to mess around with manual logs or GPS apps if you’ve got CLIP. You can track mileage for each individual vehicle with [DETAILS]. Plus, you can pull mileage reports with just a few clicks when it comes time to claim vehicle expenses on your taxes.
Keep the EPA and the IRS happy with chemical reports.
CLIP makes it easy to keep track of exactly which lawn care chemicals you’re using and how much. All your crew needs to do is enter the details on the job info page, and CLIP takes care of the rest. Now you’re just a few clicks away from tidy reports for the EPA and for claiming deductible chemical expenses.
Manage lawn care invoices with ease.
One of CLIP’s many cool features is our automatic invoicing tool. Our lawn care business software sends them out for you, so you don’t have to think about it. Needless to say, this is incredibly handy when you’re in the thick of busy season. But it’s also handy when tax time rolls around. You can easily pull invoices and invoicing reports to double-check your revenue figures for taxes. Having that record can be a lifesaver!
Stay on top of lawn care employee payroll.
Whether you’re using one-man crews or big teams, payroll can be a hassle if it’s not managed correctly. Thankfully, CLIP tracks every hour for every employee, so you run reports without stress. Plus, CLIP integrates seamlessly with payroll systems, making the tax withholdings process much smoother.
We designed CLIP with the goal of supporting our fellow lawn care business owners—even during tax time. From revenue and expense reports to mileage tracking, you can count on CLIP for tidy, accurate reporting. When it’s time to tangle with all those forms, you’re just a few clicks away from everything you need.
And that’s not all CLIP can do! Routing, job costing, and other cool features are also included.
Want to see CLIP in action? Take the first step toward an easier tax season and schedule a demo >