What is environmentally friendly bookkeeping?
The term “going green” has been bandied out quite a lot the last number of years, but you may be asking yourself, what does this have to do with our business, and more particularly, with our bookkeeping needs?
Is there even a thing as green bookkeeping, and if so, how does it work and can it impact on your business?
Businesses today are working hard to “reduce the carbon footprint” that they leave behind. The goal is to reduce the negative impact on the environment, and part of this is introducing the paperless office. This is where “green bookkeeping” comes in.
Gone are the days when you need to keep boxes and boxes of paper records, “just in case” you need them. When you provide us with your paper documents, we have the equipment and software needed to store them into a single file, hard disk AND make a back-up in the cloud for safe-keeping.
All paper documents can be scanned and kept on your computer system, and most of your bookkeeping itself is done using computer programs and are thus paperless.
Green bookkeeping provides safety and security too!
What if something happens to the computer? Well, all documents get backed up in the virtual world out there, or on disks and memory sticks. It is that simple. Little computer chips and virtual warehouses such as “cloud” enable us to keep a ton of information safe, but at the same time stored away from your premises. This saves space, saves paper, and means that you have a smaller impact on the environment.
The struggle for greening and an eco-friendly society can only succeed if all the stakeholders are involved, i.e. you as the business, and us your bookkeeping business partner. In conjunction, we can ensure a more environmentally friendly business experience.
Tax benefits for green bookkeeping?
Depending upon your situation, you might even be eligible for the tax credit that a business gets when engaging in green activity. The government supports business that takes the eco-friendly approach seriously. To learn more about the tax breaks that you can get from “going green”, contact us, and we will fill you in on the details and explain how we can help you achieve this status.
We at Professional Bookkeepers in pride ourselves on our efforts to implement environmentally friendly bookkeeping. Give us a call so we can help you take the step too!
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