Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Peasley Moving & Storage has been categorized as an essential industry business within the current mandate established by Idaho State Governor Brad Little.

As an essential industry business, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Peasley Moving & Storage

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps Peasley Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff members that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process as circumstances require.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  The team at Peasley Moving & Storage is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century.

~ Peasley Moving & Storage

How can you deduct shipping expenses

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Being a business owner is a complicated matter on its own. If you are not into accounting and finances, keeping track of all the expenses throughout the year could be a very tedious task for you. But why is it important to track shipping costs? Because come April, you might be able to deduct shipping expenses and save yourself some money. In order to do that, you need to know what does count as a write-off and what doesn’t. As a company that has experience in sending a shipping container overseas (and we do it on a regular basis), we have all the necessary knowledge on the subject. So sit back and enjoy while our professionals give you a brief lesson on shipping and expense deduction.

Shipping 101

If you are a business owner, chances are that there are many different shipping expenses you will have to deal with. And all these different types of shipping costs might confuse you. But that’s what we are here for – to give you a clear overview of which expenses you can expect to stumble upon.

  • For starters, there are shipping expenses that you will have to pay on supplies for your business.
  • Secondly, and most commonly, we have shipping expenses that you pay when shipping your finished goods to customers.
  • Thirdly, there are the shipping expenses that a customer will pay to you when purchasing your goods.
Dollar bills you can get after you deduct shipping expenses.
No one can tell you that shipping is cheap – it usually isn’t.

What do you need to know about tax deductions?

For starters, many people believe in the myth that you get the whole cost back when you lodge your tax return. The truth is that these deductions can reduce your ‘taxable income,’ which means that you get part of the cost back. You need to claim these expenses and deductions at tax time. After that, the deductions will be subtracted from your taxable income which will reduce the amount of tax you need to pay. It’s important to mention that these deductions don’t just work for business owners. You can also get a deduction after your local movers in Boise relocate you to your rental property. More specifically, you can get deductions on rental property expenses.

What’s also important to mention is that it’s easy to claim and deduct shipping expenses once you are ready. If you have done your research and you know what you are eligible for, you shouldn’t have any problems with the process. That being said, we have decided to take it upon ourselves to show you which expenses can be deducted. As a business that makes its living shipping goods to customers worldwide, we expect this will be particularly beneficial for you.

Deduct shipping expenses when shipping your goods to customers

Do you run an e-commerce business? Does your entire business rely on the goods you sell and that you send all over the world? Then it’s especially important for you to learn which expenses you can actually deduct at the end of the business year. Naturally, you want your merchandise to be ordered, as that means more profit. Luckily, this is considered as a shipping expense for your business, meaning it is tax-deductible.

A girl doing online shopping.
You must admit that online shopping has taken over the world.

When keeping track of these expenses, you will want to assign it to its own category. You have two choices: one, you can deduct it under the ‘office expense’ or, two, you can deduct it under the ‘other expense’ line on your Schedule C. Deducting shipping expenses is really something you will want to keep your focus on. For starters, you need to know exactly what falls under the term ‘shipping expense.’ Will you be able to deduct the amount you spend on temperature controlled storage Boise? Not likely! But are there other expenses you can deduct? Most certainly!

Which expenses can be deducted?

Let’s start with mail. Snail mail provides more benefits than just looking cool – it’s also tax-deductible. We here at Peasley Moving & Storage can tell you that it doesn’t matter much what you are sending – as long as it is business-related. If you are sending it for business purposes, you will be able to deduct the cost of postage, envelopes, delivery services like FedEx, and P.O Box rental fees. Plus, you will be surprised to know that the IRS will even allow you to deduct the cost of a messenger service – of course, if such a service is vital and necessary for your business.

And now for the big expense that people often forget to deduct – shipping fees. In case you have a business that relies on sending goods and, therefore, you experience a lot of shipping fees, you should know that those fees are tax-deductible. When you think about it, this is an excellent tactic to motivate and encourage new businesses. After all, we don’t know who wouldn’t be encouraged by free shipping.

Calculating taxes.
Who likes to do taxes? You really should if you are hoping for a deduction.

What’s to be concluded?

Taxes can be a vexing and complicated thing. But if you are an owner of some big or small business, you really need to make the effort when it comes to learning everything there’s to know about it. If for nothing else then so that you can know in which instances you can deduct shipping expenses. Bear in mind that there’s a certain timeframe when you are eligible for the deduction. So do your work throughout the year, write down every expense in your books, and you will be able to get a deduction. After all, when you couple the cost of shipping with the cost of stamps and delivery services, rest assured that you will be able to get a considerable sum back.

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