Understanding Lawn Care Business Expenses Spreadsheets
Commonly used to record business travel expenses; you can use an expense sheet for several different
types of lawn care projects. Fees, lodging, food, and transportation are three common expenses.
For example, you can set up an expense sheet to track gas and mileage if the employee uses their own
vehicle, or office supplies your employees buy. This will give you an accurate report of your costs, and
this is essential for budgeting and tax reporting. If you have receipts for every expense you list in
your report, it helps prevent mistakes like double claiming on taxes.
Ideally, you'll want to collect your expense reports from your employees on a monthly or weekly basis to
prevent budgeting errors and ensure you're spending your money on the correct areas of your business.
You can make your expense report as detailed and lengthy or as simple as you like.
You'll usually have an itemized list of all of your expenses with a short description for each one. To
make it easier, you can sort your expenses into categories like meals, gas, mileage, or training. If you
have a report specifically for each customer, it could include where your employee is going and the size
of the property. You should also list and subtract any advance payments you make from your reimbursement
A signature line is essential, and you’ll want to collect contact information for whoever requests a
reimbursement. To keep accurate records, make sure every expense, advance payment, and reimbursement
have clear dates.
Another use of expense sheets is to create a budget for your business. You can track your cash flow
coming in and going out by week or month. This will give you a good idea of exactly where your money
goes. This will also help you point out areas where you can cut costs and save your business money.
Maybe it's more financially responsible to rent some equipment than buy it outright, or by the amount of
repairs you can see that it's time to update your current equipment. An expense report can help you see
all of these features that you might not have previously considered.