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A rental business typically involves renting out property or assets to customers in exchange for a fee or rental income. Here are some examples of things that may be included in a rental business:  

  1.  Real estate rentals 
  2. Equipment rentals 
  3. Party and event rentals 
  4. Rental of personal items 
  5. Vacation rentals 
  6. Storage rentals 
  7. Boat and recreational vehicle rentals 
  8. Tool rentals 

The type of rental business you choose to operate will depend on your interests, expertise, and available resources. Regardless of the type of rental business, it’s important to have a solid understanding of the market demand, customer needs, and legal and financial considerations before starting your business.    

Rental Business can be difficult while calculating profit margins but, 

Meru Accounting 

India’s leading bookkeeping and consultant firm has made it easier for you. We track your rental property or business regularly and manage them on your behalf effectively. 

  • Profit Margins in the rental business can be quite challenging whether it is a machine rental business or a property rental business. 
  • However, the Rental business can be a highly profitable business if one adequately amortizes the capital cost against the receipts. 
  • We at Meru Accounting provide reporting for a rental business to help you analyze revenue per working hour of the machine. 
  • We at Meru Accounting can help you plan and budget your revenue based on various inputs and can let you know whether the machine can be worth investing in your rental business. 

 

Tracking of income per property. 

You should track income on the property based on class tracking for real estate. 

It is advisable that you should maintain a separate bank account per property so that you could easily allocate the expenses to that property. 

Regular updating of books of accounts 

It is advisable to update books of accounts every fortnight so that receivables can be tracked and chased timely. 

Recurring invoices should be set up so that the invoices are automatically created in the accounting system and matched with the receipts. 

Tracking of Expenses via Property 

One should track expenses via property for each property. 

General expenses that cannot be allocated specifically to a property should be assigned on either the proportion of income, the area occupied, or any other scientific basis. 

How to track rental incomes and expenses?

Tracking rental incomes and expenses is an important part of managing a rental property or rental business.  

Here are some steps you can take to effectively track rental incomes and expenses:  

  1. Set up a system: Establish a system for tracking rental incomes and expenses. This could be as simple as using a spreadsheet or as complex as using an accounting software program.  
  2. Categorize expenses: Categorize expenses into categories such as maintenance, repairs, advertising, property taxes, insurance, mortgage interest, and utilities. This will help you identify areas where you may be overspending or where you can save money.  
  3. Keep receipts: Keep receipts for all expenses related to the rental property, including repairs, maintenance, and renovations. These receipts will be important for tax purposes and for keeping an accurate record of your expenses.  
  4. Record rental income: Record all rental income received from tenants, including rent, security deposits, and other fees.  
  5. Reconcile bank statements: Reconcile your bank statements regularly to ensure that your records match your bank account balance.  
  6. Generate financial reports: Use your system to generate financial reports, such as a profit and loss statement or a cash flow statement. These reports can help you understand the financial health of your rental property or rental business.  
  7. Seek professional help: If you’re not confident in your ability to track rental incomes and expenses, consider hiring a bookkeeper or accountant who specializes in rental property management.  

 

By following these steps, you can ensure that you are tracking rental incomes and expenses accurately and effectively, which will help you make informed decisions about managing your rental property or rental business.  

What expenses must be capitalized in rental property?

In general, expenses that are considered capital expenditures must be capitalized in rental property. Capital expenditures are expenses that provide a long-term benefit and improve the value of the property.  

Here are some examples of expenses that must be capitalized:  

  1. Improvements: Expenses for improvements that add value to the property, such as a new roof, an addition to the property, or a new heating and cooling system.  
  2. Betterments: Expenses for betterments that extend the useful life of the property, such as replacing an old furnace or upgrading electrical wiring.  
  3. Restoration: Expenses for restoring the property to its original condition, such as repairing damage caused by a natural disaster or vandalism.  
  4. Adaptations: Expenses for adapting the property to a new use, such as converting a commercial property into a residential property.  

 

On the other hand, ordinary and necessary expenses for the operation of the rental property, such as repairs, maintenance, and operating expenses, can usually be deducted in the year that they are incurred.  

It’s important to keep accurate records of all expenses related to your rental property, and to consult with a tax professional to determine which expenses should be capitalized and which can be deducted as ordinary and necessary expenses.  

Stay on top of bills and tax payments

When you own rental property, it can be easy to lose track of bills and tax payments without an accounting system. This is especially true if you have a large property portfolio. Using rental property accounting software can help you stay on top of bills and tax payments you’ve made, which can help you avoid any unexpected financial mishaps.  

Analyzing your rental income and expenses can also provide a broader understanding of the overall performance of your real estate assets. For example, if you constantly have maintenance problems at one of your properties or one tenant is always late with their rent, taking the time to analyze your books will help you identify those issues, determine their impact on your business, and work to resolve them.  

Analyzing patterns in your current expenses can also help you plan for future expenses so they don’t sneak up on you. No one likes unexpected costs.  

Create rental property financial statements

Proper accounting can also make it easy to create rental property financial reports. These statements provide a quick glance at how your rental properties are performing financially. They typically include an itemized breakdown of income sources and expenses, as well as any debt you might owe on a property, like a mortgage.  

Your rental property statements can offer valuable insight into your total monthly cash flow, total annual cash flow, net operating income (NOI), and return on investment (ROI) for each property.  

What is a chart of accounts in property management?

A chart of accounts in property management is a list of all the accounts used to record financial transactions related to the management of a property or properties. It provides a standardized list of accounts that property managers can use to categorize their financial transactions, such as rental income, expenses, and other financial activities.  

A typical chart of accounts for property management may include accounts for rental income, mortgage interest, property taxes, insurance, maintenance and repairs, utilities, legal fees, advertising, and other expenses. Each account is assigned a unique account number, which makes it easier to track and manage financial transactions.  

Using a chart of accounts helps property managers to organize and streamline their financial reporting processes. By categorizing transactions into specific accounts, property managers can generate reports that provide a clear picture of the financial health of their properties. This makes it easier to identify areas where expenses can be reduced, to track income and expenses, and to generate financial statements such as balance sheets and income statements.  

Overall, a chart of accounts is an essential tool for property managers to help them effectively manage the financial aspects of their business.  

Tips for setting up an accounting system for your rental properties

Here are some tips for setting up an accounting system for your rental properties:  

  1. Separate your personal and rental finances: It’s important to keep your personal finances separate from your rental property finances. Open a separate bank account for your rental income and expenses, and use separate credit cards and accounting software for tracking.  
  2. Keep track of income and expenses: Record all income and expenses related to your rental properties in a spreadsheet or accounting software. This includes rental income, mortgage payments, property taxes, insurance, repairs, and maintenance.  
  3. Use a system for tracking receipts: Keep receipts for all expenses related to your rental properties and use a system for organizing and tracking them. This can be done manually or with the help of an expense tracking app.  
  4. Monitor your cash flow: Keep track of your rental income and expenses on a regular basis to monitor your cash flow. This will help you plan for upcoming expenses and ensure you have enough funds to cover them.  
  5. Prepare financial statements: Use your accounting system to prepare financial statements, such as a profit and loss statement and a balance sheet. These statements can help you evaluate the financial performance of your rental properties and make informed decisions about future investments.  
  6. Stay organized for tax season: Keep all of your financial records organized and up-to-date to make tax season easier. You may also want to consult with a tax professional to ensure you are meeting all tax obligations and taking advantage of available deductions.  

Features that you should look into while selecting an accounting software

  • Ability to manage apartments, commercial properties, condominiums, cooperatives, homeowner associations, residential properties, etc.  
  • Ability to operate in a Cloud environment  
  • Collect rent online  
  • Automatic invoicing  
  • Listing management  
  • Alerts for software  
  • Expense management  
  • Vacancy Tracking  
  • Maintenance of task  

Hiring Virtual Accountant With Meru Accounting

Meru Accounting provides world-class services that cater to all the needs of cloud accounting and bookkeeping of your business.

We work on the best accounting software like Xero and Quickbooks, as well as add-ons that will make sure all your work is up-to-date.

Help you with switching from your traditional software to Xero and Quickbooks.

We also manage VAT, BAS, Sales Tax and Indirect taxes for you so you are always ready at the end of the financial year.

When you choose to outsource your accounting work with us, it benefits you in the following ways:
  1. Cost-saving
  2. Access to skilled and experienced professionals
  3. Better management of books of accounts
  4. Decreased chances of errors
  5. Improve business efficiency
  6. De-burdens in-office employee’s dependency
  7. Better turnaround time

We work on virtual technologies like Team Viewer, Virtual Private Network (VPN) to share and access data from your system.
You have to share your accounting software login details.

Through that, we complete all of your work and update it on the cloud, so you can have access to your data from anywhere and at any time.

Software is not a barrier for us. Due to our strong and professional accounting knowledge, we can prepare your books in almost any of the accounting software.
Our experts are always all ears to listen to your queries regarding bookkeeping and accounting or our services. You can contact us anytime by visiting: Contact Us page.
We provide our bookkeeping services at the rate of US $10 per hour. So, you only need to pay for the amount of time actual work is done.
We take certain preventive measures to secure your data, like:
  • Cyberoam Firewall to prevent any kind of foreign threat.
  • Dual-step authentication
  • Implement anti-virus
  • Limit user access so that login details are with a few people.
Meru Accounting work on some of the best accounting software’s like:
  • Xero
  • Quickbooks
  • Netsuite
  • Saasu
  • Wave
  • Odoo
Along with that, we also work with many add-ons like Workflow Max, Receipt Bank, Slack, TradeGecko etc., to extend your software’s capacity and improved work experience.

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Our Work Information

We have combined team of Professionals. Seniors are generally Certified Chartered Accountants. Junior Bookkeepers are having Qualifications like Bachelors of Commerce, Masters of Commerce, Masters in Business Administration in the subject of Accounts and Finance, Intermediate level Qualification of Chartered Accountancy, etc.
For information visit our work methodology page.
We prepare a checklist of information required for bookkeeping and send you at timely intervals so as to ensure that we can do bookkeeping faster.
We can provide to you once we move ahead in our interview.
We serve clients on MYOB and have expertise working in Essentials, Account Rights Plus, etc.
Yes, We are presently processing Payroll for Number of clients in US , UK and Australia and take care of complete payroll activities.
Goods and Service tax (GST) is levied on sales of all the goods and services in Australia. GST is generally chargeable at 10% of value of sales.

Business Activity Statement is a predefined form to be submitted to the Australian Tax office by all the business persons in order to report on their all the tax obligations during the period covered.

BAS is generally required to be filed quarterly by various businesses.

Individual Business Owners

Yes, Owner of the business can prepare sign and lodge the tax return on his own. Its not mandatory that the Tax return needs to be signed by an EA or CPA.

No , its not mandatory that it should be prepared by only CPA or EA. It can be prepared by anyone who has PTIN.

We have Enrolled Agent who has the Authority to sign the documents for our clients after completing the through professional check.
Meru Accounting has its operational centre in India and hence the prices are quite less as compared to US based CPA’s and Enrolled Agents.
Meru Accounting has a team of Tax experts. Each Tax expert prepares around 300-400 Tax returns every year for various CPA’s in United States and Individual Businesses like yours. Due to this vast Experience and Robust Quality Check processes in place we can ensure you about correct Tax planning for your firm.
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