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Intelligent accounting software for modern car dealerships
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Expert bookkeeping tailored to your car dealership’s needs
Running a car dealership comes with its unique financial challenges. Our team of bookkeeping and financial experts are dedicated to providing tailored solutions to address the specific needs of your dealership. Whether you're a small independent dealer or a large automotive group, we have a deep understanding of the intricacies of automotive finances and are ready to manage them efficiently.
Trusted tax management and filing for car dealerships
Tax Management Software
  • Automated tax calculation for sales, payroll and federal
  • Reminders on taxes and compliance filing
  • Tax ready reports with P&L, expenses and balance sheets
Tax Prep and Filing
  • Instant access to top tax consultants for car dealerships
  • Proficient counsel on car dealership specific tax frameworks and tax-efficient strategies
  • Minimizing tax liabilities and maximizing deductions
  • Stay up to date on dynamic tax laws and regulations impacting the automotive industry

Tax related FAQs for car dealerships

What are the tax implications of holding inventory for car dealerships?

Car dealerships must account for the inventory as a taxable asset. This means paying property taxes, and if inventory depreciates, it can impact the overall tax liability. Moreover, holding inventory can affect cash flow as funds are tied up, potentially affecting liquidity and financial planning.

Yes, there are tax incentives for investing in green or electric vehicles for your dealership. Depending on your location, you may qualify for federal, state, or local incentives, such as tax credits, rebates, or deductions. These incentives promote sustainability and can help reduce your overall tax liability while fostering eco-friendly practices.

To calculate and minimize tax liability on vehicle sales, consider strategies like keeping meticulous records, tracking expenses, and leveraging tax credits. Structuring financing deals intelligently and accounting for trade-ins properly can also lower your tax burden. Consult a tax professional who specializes in automotive taxation to ensure compliance and maximize savings within the law.

When leasing vehicles, car dealerships typically face lower upfront taxes compared to selling vehicles outright. The tax is spread out over the lease term, making it more manageable. However, with sales, taxes are paid immediately. Dealerships must also be aware of lease tax regulations specific to their region and understand how leasing affects income tax, depreciation, and interest deductions. Each option has its nuances, and a professional tax advisor can provide essential guidance.

Tax credits or deductions for vehicle service and repair expenses may be available for dealerships. These can include deductions for the cost of parts, labor, and maintenance. Additionally, environmental or energy-efficient upgrades to your service facilities may qualify for tax incentives. However, eligibility and amounts can vary by location and depend on the specific nature of the expenses. Consult with a tax expert to maximize potential tax benefits.

Navigating tax rules related to employee vehicle allowances and dealership-owned vehicles requires a clear understanding of IRS regulations and state laws. Dealerships need to document and track vehicle use, mileage, and expenses meticulously to ensure compliance. Tax implications vary based on whether the vehicles are used for business or personal purposes. Consulting with a tax professional or accountant experienced in automotive taxation is essential to manage these complexities effectively while minimizing tax liability.

Making payroll painless for car dealerships

Our comprehensive payroll features help make payroll management super simple.

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  • Off Cycle payroll and flexible payment schedules

  • Next day direct deposit

  • Payroll Deductions and Garnishments

  • Overtime and reimbursement calculations

  • Payroll and taxes across multiple states

  • Payroll for FTEs, contractors and freelancers

Payroll taxes and compliance

We take care of taxes and compliance to adhere to the local regulations and government declarations.

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  • Automated tax calculation

  • Tax filing and reporting

  • Tax codes and regulation updates

  • Multi jurisdiction compliance

  • Tax liability tracking

  • Work Classification Compliance

  • SUI Reporting

  • Wage Garnishments and Deductions

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