When you’re looking for a snow contractor to help remove snow and ice from your property, the last thing on your mind is the invoice. The service provided by snow contractors is so important for businesses to continue operating during the winter months, and when there’s been a heavy snowstorm, the primary focus is getting your business up and running and safe to access.
Detailed invoices, however, are extremely important for the general running of your business. A detailed invoice doesn’t just show that you have hired a company to execute services on your property but explains precisely what it is the company gave you and what you paid for. It means you have proper records of what was done which is necessary for taxes and financial record keeping.
At Earth Development, our commitment to providing our customers with the best service possible means we deliver quality and reliable snow removal services, but that we also ensure invoices are detailed and thorough. There are lots of reasons why you should want a detailed invoice, with possible problems coming later down the line if you don’t get one. If you choose a less-than-reputable snow contractor in your area, this might happen to you.
Let’s take a look at some of those potential problems.
Problems Caused By Bad Invoice
In the event that a dispute arises between your business and a contractor, detailed invoices come in extremely handy. When the invoice shows precisely what you paid for, and you have evidence that the service was not delivered or was done to an unsatisfactory quality, the invoice is your proof.
Bad invoices, however, make it substantially more difficult to win in court or to settle with a company that doesn’t deliver. The Bureau of Consumer Protection will always have your back if a proper invoice is not issued in the first place, but it makes the process of obtaining justice more time-consuming.
An invoice that is not properly detailed may also cause you problems with tax returns. A snow removal service is a legitimate business expense for any company that needs customers to be able to access their buildings, or for clients and colleagues to park outside and safely get into your property through the entryways. However, if an invoice is not properly labeled or detailed, it could potentially cause problems with your tax returns.
In the event of an audit, the Internal Revenue Service wants to see your business records kept up to date, and done so in as detailed a way as possible.
Trust Earth Development for Detailed Invoices Every Time
With Earth Development, you get access to a highly professional and reliable team of snow contractors who get the job done properly, and who issue detailed invoices. No excuses and no delays.
Give our team a call today and we’ll be happy to talk to you about the snow removal and deicing services we offer and help you decide what options are right for your business.
We even offer free quotes online, so don’t hesitate to get in touch and find out how we can help!