Accounting For Dog Groomers

Nurture dog grooming business with tailored financial expertise from The Pet Accountant. We specialise in accounting for dog groomers.

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What can dog groomers claim as expenses?


  • Goods Bought For Resale: Purchases bought for resale such as treats, shampoo and nose balms. These are items which relate to items you sell in your business. 

Office & Administration

  • Mobile Phone: A percentage of your phone bill, based on its use for your dog grooming business.
  • Professional Subscriptions: Fees for subscriptions to relevant grooming magazines and books.
  • Use Of Home: Claim for some of the bills you pay for if you use your home for some business purpose, whether that be a grooming room or a home office. Check out our use of home calculator to work out how much to claim!
  • Printing Postage & Stationery: Cost of printing contracts, postage and other office supplies.
  • Bank Charges: Monthly fees for bank accounts and business credit card interest.
  • Card Machine Charges: Fees associated with card payment processing. 
  • Accountancy Fees: That’s right, our services are an allowable expense.

Grooming Clothing And Protection

  • Uniform: Branded clothing with your logo on. 
  • Protective Clothing: Waterproof clothing and other protective items needed for grooming dogs and cats. 

Training And Development

  • Training Courses: Expenses for refresher training courses also known as CPD. (Courses to learn a new skill are not generally allowable)
  • Publications: Costs for professional journals, books or magazines relevant to dog grooming.

Marketing And Advertising

  • Advertising Costs: Costs such as Facebook ads, google Adwords, leaflet printing & distribution as well as website hosting and design costs.
  • Branding & Uniform: Expenses for branded clothing and brand design costs.

Travel And Transportation

  • Motor Expenses: Actual petrol costs or flat rate mileage claim.
  • Travel & Subsidence: Hotel, travel and meals for business-related travel. 

Workspace And Equipment

  • Rent And Rates: Costs associated with commercial premises for your dog grooming business.
  • Equipment: Purchases of grooming baths, grooming tables, blasters, scissors and other equipment needed in your grooming business. 
  • Consumables: Shampoos, bows, gloves, poo bags and other items purchased and used to groom a dog. 
  • Blade Sharpening: Repairs and replacement of blades. 

Insurance And Legal Fees

  • Insurance: Expenses for professional indemnity, employers and public liability insurance. Income Protection insurance is not typically an allowable expense. 
  • Legal And Professional Fees: Costs for legal advice as well as professional consultations such as HR advice. 

Accountancy Services

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Training Courses

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Utilities Calculator

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