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Discussion in 'Florida Lawn Care Forum' started by Landscape Poet, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Darryl G

    Darryl G Inactive
    Messages: 9,500

    I haven't had the greatest luck with e-mailing my invoices. It seems that people go through their e-mail and open it but don't always print it out, since they might open it at work or something. Then it gets forgotten. And then they don't have the payment envelope I would include with a hard copy either. I do e-mail a few, but the bulk of my invoices are sent via snail mail.
  2. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    Mine is used for strictly business use too... :rolleyes: although there might be a trip to and from the grocery store or something on occasion.....nothing that I think anyone would get too upset about.

    I believe if you take the mileage deduction you have to do it the first year the vehicle is in service....and you can switch there after if you want...but not the other way around. I am however not positive about that.

    I have over $1600 in Repairs this year when you include the towing as the CPU on it went out so it is looking more and more like the actual cost is going to be the higher of the two.
  3. Landscape Poet

    Landscape Poet LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,638

    I got several that hand me the check too - and to be honest I would much rather just have it sent to me. I am always worried it is going to get lost in the truck. They generally have it in a envelope and a couple of them on a days route stack up and become akward having around with me all day. I would say that roughly 70% of people have their payment through either auto pay or by having a check cut through online banking but they still get sent a hard copy too. Saving the postage would be nice though but I guess I am stuck in my ways.

    My current program does email - but I need to make the switch to Quickbooks to help keep everything neatly laid out. Currently I have to make my own catagories for expenses etc etc. Another reason for the want to move to Quickbooks is my banks online program allows you to label each transaction and note if it is able to be deducted and put it in a category and then it is suppose to export a file upon you downloading directly to quickbooks. Not sure how that will work but it sounds a heck of a lot more simple.

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