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Back office support can make or break your construction company and that’s where we come in. We can do you the most good by bringing order to your chaotic contractors bookkeeping mess! Most of our clients come to us because they believed they needed someone to straighten up their contractors bookkeeping services system, help them get current or quarterly payroll tax filings, sales tax returns and a variety of other tax issues. That is only the tip of the iceberg! 

The real value in working with us is not just getting you out of trouble now but keeping you out of trouble in the future so that you can focus your time and energy where it will do you the most good…acquiring profitable and pleasant customers and clients and satisfying their needs. 

 

Warm Regards,

Randal DeHart | Premier Contractors Accountant

 

This is one more example of how Fast Easy Accounting is helping construction company owners just like you put more money in the bank to operate and grow your construction company. Construction accounting is not rocket science; it is a lot harder than that and a lot more valuable to construction contractors like you so stop missing out and call Sharie 206-361-3950 or email sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

 

Thinking About Outsourcing Your Contractors Bookkeeping Services?

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Need Help Now?

Call Sharie 206-361-3950

sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

Aug 11, 2017

This Podcast Is Episode Number 0229, And It Will Be About Secret To Highly Profitable Contractor Is The Construction Accountant

 


Contractors Need Help Understanding Role of Accountants

Contractors should have two primary accountants. One is the Tax Accountant the other is your Construction Accountant. Tax Accountant who does the Annual tax return for your business and your personal tax return.

These are two of the Five Board Of Advisors Successful Highly Profitable Contractors Use To Operate And Grow Their Contracting Company Cash Flow And Profits.


Why You Need A Tax Accountant?

It is the role of the Tax Accountant to Roll Your Numbers up into a tax return. The first (2) pages of your annual tax return is a summary of all the pages, worksheets that follow. Everything must roll up to those two pages. That means that you could have multiple numbers from multiple pages that might go on a single line. The Tax Accountant manages those numbers.

Remember when you were single and could use the EZ form?
Then you got married and maybe were still able to file using the EZ form.
Add buying a house, and having children and things got a little more complicated.  

Now you are a business owner. You owe more taxes.
The bottom line is that every missed personal deduction; every missed business expense costs you money.
      
The Tax Accountant takes all of the summary numbers from your business return (the 1120s – S-Corp) and put them in the appropriate places on your personal return. If you are a Sole Proprietor or an LLC that is taxed as a Sole Proprietor than a Schedule C is part of your personal tax return.

When you are a Sole Proprietor or an LLC that is taxed as a Sole Proprietor, you will have the additional taxes in the form of Self Employment Taxes. Self-Employment Taxes are payroll taxes on your net profit.

Self-Employment Tax is a separate tax from your Federal Income Taxes. You could owe “No Federal Tax” after all of your personal deductions are applied but still owe Self Employment Tax. It is a Different Line.

The Tax Accountant has one goal – Roll all the numbers up (no matter how many pages it takes) to find the answer to How Much Do You The Contractor Owe In Taxes?

Taxes from one year impacts the Estimated Taxes Due The Following Year. The IRS has an expectation you will do equal to or better than the previous year and need to pay Estimated Taxes accordingly.

Sharie’s Nickname for Self-Employment Tax is “sneaker tax” Almost every Contractor knows how much their Federal Income Tax Rate is and can project about what the tax owed is. The Self Employment Tax is often a forgotten tax and comes as HUGE Surprise (unlike Christmas morning – it is not a fun surprise when you owe money instead of getting a refund to something fun).

Based on the tidiness of your paperwork how easy it is for the Tax Accountant to do their job. The last thing any Tax Accountant knows about let alone wants to show their lack of understanding about what you do is to talk about is your job costing, job profitability reports or anything else related to your numbers.

Why You Need A Construction Accountant?

Now let’s chat about what should be the Other Accountant in your life.  We are Construction Accountants, and our role with your numbers is exactly the opposite of the Tax Accountant.

QuickBooks is designed to serve a dual function.
Roll up the numbers for the Tax Accountant.  Be able to drill down on any number or group of numbers to give the Tax Accountant the answers needed to be able to take every deduction allowed.

The more important part of a Construction Accountant is making the numbers so you The Contractor can see quickly see the numbers in a way that makes sense to you.  The answers are in QuickBooks.
The good (money in), the bad (money out), the ugly (maybe more unpaid bills are left over than cash in the bank)

Many contractors run their accounting software like an “overgrown checkbook, ” and this method does get most of everything the tax accountant needs to file the annual taxes.

What The Checkbook And Shoebox Method Doesn’t Tell You:

  • Did you remember to bill all your clients?
  • Did you remember to bill for the change order?
  • Are you sure someone isn’t using your wholesale account?
  • Are you sure someone isn’t using your equipment after hours?
  • Are you sure your employees are on the job when they say they are?  
  • Are you sure someone isn’t driving your company vehicle two states away on the weekend?
  • If you are unable to track who you billed, then how do you know if you have collected from them?

There are many online invoice programs and some really inexpensive accounting programs.
Contractors call me every day and say; “I chose this program to get me by” and now I am ready to learn more about my business so I can make better decisions to grow.  

States that allowed 1099 Contractors are now enforcing the rules about employees.
Many Worker’s Comp Programs want details about Subcontractors including Certificate of Insurance

Sales Tax is happening in more states. In Washington, not Collecting and Remitting Sales Tax is by exception. Add in Sales Tax being destination based and needs to be tracked by the city, town, county across the entire state. And yes, the individual cities may vote to increase their sales tax rates during the year.

Taxes are one of the reasons to track more; be aware of more is a way of life to Construction Contractors. If a Contractor focused on doing everything about their paperwork perfectly 100% of the time the paperwork would take all of their time. – And the jobs would Never Get Done!

Professional Construction Accounting Helps Contractors Make Every Neighborhood A Better Place To Live. As Construction Accountants, We Focus On What You Need To Run Your Business Better.

Looking forward to getting started.

About The Author:

Sharie DeHart, Fast Easy Accounting Client Support Specialist

Sharie DeHart, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations and offers insights on how to manage the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/sharie-dehart/ 206-361-3950 or sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

 I trust this podcast helps you understand that outsourcing your contractor's bookkeeping services to us is about more than just “doing the bookkeeping”; it is about taking a holistic approach to your entire construction company and helping support you as a contractor and as a person.

We Remove Contractor's Unique Paperwork Frustrations

We understand the good, bad and the ugly about owning and operating construction companies because we have had several of them and we sincerely care about you and your construction company!

That is all I have for now, and if you have listened to this far please do me the honor of commenting and rating podcast www.FastEasyAccounting.com/podcast Tell me what you liked, did not like, tell it as you see it because your feedback is crucial and I thank you in advance.

You Deserve To Be Wealthy Because You Bring Value To Other People's Lives!

I trust this will be of value to you and your feedback is always welcome at www.FastEasyAccounting.com/podcast

This Is One more example of how Fast Easy Accounting is helping construction company owners across the USA including Alaska and Hawaii put more money in the bank to operate and grow your construction company. Construction accounting is not rocket science; it is a lot harder than that, and a lot more valuable to construction contractors like you so stop missing out and call Sharie 206-361-3950 or email sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

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Thinking About Outsourcing Your Contractors Bookkeeping Services?

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This guide will help you learn what to look for in outsourced construction accounting.

Need Help Now?

Call Sharie 206-361-3950

sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

 

Thank you very much, and I hope you understand we do care about you and all contractors regardless of whether or not you ever hire our services.
Bye for now until our next episode here on the Contractors Success MAP Podcast.


Enjoy your day.  
 
Sharie

About The Author:

Sharie DeHart, Fast Easy Accounting Client Support Specialisthttps://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/free-one-hour-consultation-bookkeeping

Sharie DeHart, QPA is the co-founder of Business Consulting And Accounting in Lynnwood Washington. She is the leading expert in managing outsourced construction bookkeeping and accounting services companies and cash management accounting for small construction companies across the USA. She encourages Contractors and Construction Company Owners to stay current on their tax obligations and offers insights on how to manage the remaining cash flow to operate and grow their construction company sales and profits so they can put more money in the bank. http://www.fasteasyaccounting.com/sharie-dehart/ 206-361-3950 or sharie@fasteasyaccounting.com

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We Serve Over 100 Types Of Contractors So If Your Type Of Company Is Not Listed

Please Do Not Be Concerned Because If You Are A Contractor

There Is A Good Chance We Can Help You!

Call Now: 206-361-3950

 

Additional QuickBooks Templates, Resources, And Services

QuickBooks Set Up Templates   Solopreneur

QuickBooks Chart Of Accounts     Free Stuff

QuickBooks Item Lists Templates     Consulting

 

We Serve Over 100 Types Of Contractors So If Your Type Of Company Is Not Listed

Please Do Not Be Concerned Because If You Are A Contractor

There Is A Good Chance We Can Help You!

Call Now: 206-361-3950

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