Expense Category
Professional Services

What expense category do cleaners come under?

The answer to this question depends on the type of business you own and the structure of your expenses. For example, if you own a retail store, the cost of hiring a cleaning company to clean your store every week would likely fall under the "operating expenses" category in your budget. On the other hand, if you own a office building, the cost of hiring a cleaning company to clean your building every night might fall under the "maintenance and repairs" category in your budget. In short, there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question - it depends on your specific business and expenses.

That said, there are some general guidelines you can follow when categorizing the cost of hiring a cleaning company.

First, ask yourself whether the cleaning is necessary for the operation of your business. If the answer is yes, then the cost of hiring a cleaning company is likely an operating expense. If the answer is no, then the cost of hiring a cleaning company is likely a non-operating expense.

Second, ask yourself whether the cleaning is part of the regular maintenance and upkeep of your property. If the answer is yes, then the cost of hiring a cleaning company is likely a maintenance and repairs expense. If the answer is no, then the cost of hiring a cleaning company is likely a non-maintenance expense.

In summary, the expense category that cleaners come under depends on the type of business you own and the structure of your expenses. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, so you'll need to use your best judgement to determine which category is most appropriate for your business.

The information provided in this article does not constitute legal or financial advice and is for general informational purposes only. Please check with an attorney or financial advisor to obtain advice with respect to the content of this article.
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