Ok guys please give my some advice, I started doing lawn care for some of the elderly people at my church and since then it has grown to pretty good partime business, I've gotten enough customers that I had to buy Insurance, a better 21" push mower, ZTR, trailer, tow behind core aerator, trimmers, blowers etc. I have even done some small landscaping projects. My question is the accounting side of this small Business and how to properly keep track of everything. I had purchased close to 10K in equipment and ytd have about 10K in sales which about 3/4 of those sales are cash, and the other 1/4 is from commercial accounts that they have told me upfront that they report their lawn maintenance as a bus expence on the taxes, I would like to get a good idea of what I should acually report on my year end taxes, I know I need to show the commercial accounts but do I need to show all the cash payments? also equipment cost and expenses, can I write off any of this? I have a friend that operates a excavating bus and he said that he would not even consider reporting the cash jobs ? I would like to keep my partime bus small and uncomplicated but I also don't want be audited. I currently keep track of all my customers on a Excel work sheet. I just need some good advice. Thank You in advance!