Bookkeeping and Accounting for Choreographers

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How Bench works with choreographers

Elevate your focus from financial logistics to your true passion, choreography. Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing handled by Bench—backed by one powerful platform. Bench seamlessly aligns with choreographers, so you can spend more time creating.

We get you set up

Our specialist team takes the time to thoroughly understand your choreography business, provide answers to your queries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench can work seamlessly with your operations.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, our team will carefully navigate your choreography business transactions and generate financial statements. If they require any additional information from you, they will promptly reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed in the specific tax rules for choreographers and can tailor their approach to meet the distinctive needs of your creative business.

Here’s why choreographers like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll frequently provide you with bookkeeping updates tailored to the needs of choreographers. Do you have immediate questions that demand quick responses? You can rely on us to get back to you in one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform provides choreographers with the tools to streamline their financial data from top providers, helping to prevent common errors. By partnering with well-known merchants such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, we ensure your financial records are always precise and up-to-date.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Wave farewell to mounds of hard-to-manage scripts and hours of manual logistics tracking—we automate inputs directly from linked accounts. Gain insights from one central dashboard to easily comprehend the health of your choreography business and make strategic decisions.

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Bench integrates with your favorite small business tools

We sync seamlessly with your financial accounts and tools to keep your books up-to-date and save you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.

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We know bookkeeping for choreographers

At Bench, we understand the unique financial intricacies that come alongside the creative pursuit of choreography. Seasonal revenue fluctuations, varying employment statuses of involved artistes, and expenses related to rehearsal spaces, costumes, travel and performance royalties can make bookkeeping daunting for choreographers. Navigating through industry-specific taxes and compliance laws is another challenge. The Bench solution is designed to address these hurdles with a combination of innovative software and experienced human bookkeepers.

Our expert team is well-versed with the nuances of freelancer tax, royalty deductions, and the implications of the business expense tax credits which are common in the choreography industry. We ensure your bookkeeping aligns with the law, saving you from potential legal pitfalls while maximizing tax deductions. Our intuitive software will facilitate comprehensive financial records, expense tracking and revenue reporting, letting you stay in control of your finances. With Bench, you get personalized, industry-focused bookkeeping and tax services, leaving you more time to focus on your creative work.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

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Choose Plan

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$249/mo

billed annually

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$399/mo

billed annually

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$299/mo

billed monthly

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$499/mo

billed monthly

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Frequently Asked Questions

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As a choreographer, what kind of expenses can I deduct in my tax return?

As a choreographer, there are several expenses you can deduct on your tax return. These include:

  • Home office expenses, if you use a part of your house exclusively for your choreography business.
  • Travel expenses for auditions, rehearsals or performances.
  • The cost of dancewear, costumes, props, and makeup used for your job.
  • Fees for professional memberships, such as to a dancers' guild or an entertainment union.
  • Cost of continuing education or training related to your profession.
  • Cost of marketing materials like business cards or a professional website.
  • Legal and professional fees, including bookkeeping and accounting expenses.

Remember, deductions must be directly related to your choreography business and you must have proper documentation for each expense should the IRS request it. It's always a good idea to consult with a tax professional to ensure you're maximizing your deductions while staying within the law.

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How should I handle bookkeeping for the payments I receive for my choreography sessions?

A wise way to handle bookkeeping for payments received from choreography sessions is to account each payment as revenue within your financial accounting system. You can use accounting software to track all these transactions. Timing can vary based on each transaction. Income should be recorded when the choreography job is finished, or according to the terms of your agreement with your clients. In addition to tracking revenue, it's also crucial to manage your expenses related to your choreography sessions, like renting a dance studio, advertisement costs, and any props or costumes required. It's advisable to use a separate bank account for your choreography business to keep personal and business transactions separate. A certified bookkeeper can assist in managing these financial records effectively.

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Is there specific bookkeeping advice for choreographers, in terms of managing income from various dance projects?

Yes, there are specific bookkeeping advice for choreographers, especially when it comes to managing income from various dance projects. The fluctuating income, unique tax deductions, and varying rates for different projects can make financial management quite complex for choreographers.

One of the most crucial pieces of advice is to track all income diligently. Ensure all income from various dance projects is accounted for accurately in your books. This includes not only payments for choreography work but also residual income from past projects.

A reliable bookkeeping service also helps you identify unique deductions you may qualify for, such as costume expenses or travel costs to and from rehearsal spaces. Such deductions can significantly reduce your tax liability.

Pricing your choreography services accurately is also vital. Understanding your market value and reflecting that in your rates ensures the financial sustainability of your choreography career.

However, as each case is different, you should always seek the advice of a professional bookkeeper or accountant who understands the unique challenges of managing finances in the arts, including choreography.

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Does Bench outsource bookkeeping?

Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.

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Will I have one point of contact?

Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.

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How much time each month will I have to spend managing my Bench account?

We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.

Bookkeeping Services for Choreographers

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