Bookkeeping and Accounting for Copywriters

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How Bench works with copywriters

Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing done by experts—backed by one powerful platform. Bench provides the peace of mind copywriters need, so they can focus on crafting impactful words.

We get you set up

Our dedicated specialists take the time to thoroughly comprehend your copywriting business, answer any queries you have, assist you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench can streamline your financial processes.

We do your bookkeeping

Each month, your dedicated Bench bookkeeper organizes your copywriting transactions and prepares comprehensive financial reports. If they need additional information or clarifications from you, they won't hesitate to reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of professionals is well-versed with the distinct tax requirements for copywriters and will tailor their method to meet your specific business needs.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

With Bench Accounting, you'll receive regular bookkeeping updates tailored for your copywriting business. If you have urgent questions or concerns, you can rest assured knowing that we'll respond to you in one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

At Bench Accounting, we provide copywriters like you with a reliable platform to automate data inputs from prevalent providers to eliminate common errors. We're partnered with key players such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring your finances are always on point.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Bid farewell to heaps of writing drafts and hours spent on tedious manual billings—we automate inputs directly from your linked accounts. Acquire in-depth insights from one centralized dashboard so you can conveniently comprehend the financial state of your copywriting pursuits and make informed strategies.

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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 copywriters

At Bench, we understand the challenges that often come nature of taxes, laws, and common bookkeeping nuances related to the writing and publishing industry. Being a copywriter entails more than just creating compelling advertisements or marketing copies—it's also about managing miscellaneous expenses, tracking royalties, and navigating the complexity of self-employment taxes. With a deep knowledge of the intricacies of the writing industry, Bench provides seamless bookkeeping services, thereby enabling copywriters to focus solely on their craft.

With Bench, you're not just getting a bookkeeping service; you're getting a financial partner that blends the benefits of intuitive software with the personalized touch of human bookkeepers. Our team of experts is well versed in the specific tax laws and financial regulations applicable to the copywriting profession. Whether it's handling write-offs for home offices, deductions for writing resources, or tracking your income across multiple project engagements, Bench takes care of it all. Our goal is to simplify the financial side of your business so you can put your creative energy where it belongs—on your craft. We are committed to assuring small business owners like you have a confident understanding of your financial situation while eliminating the strains of bookkeeping. With Bench, rest assured your bookkeeping needs are not only met, but exceeded.

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 freelance copywriter, what kind of expenses can I deduct for tax purposes?

As a freelance copywriter, there are several expenses you can deduct for tax purposes, including:

  • Home Office Expenses: If a part of your home is exclusively and regularly used for your business, you can claim a portion of your housing expenses such as rent or mortgage interest, property taxes, and utilities.
  • Supplies and Equipment: Any supplies or equipment you purchase for your business, like computers, office supplies, or software, can be deducted.
  • Professional Development: Costs associated with learning new skills, improving existing ones, or maintaining a professional certification fall under deductible expenses. This includes books, courses, seminars, webinars, and training materials.
  • Travel Expenses: If you need to travel for work, you can deduct the cost of transportation, lodging, meals, and other incidental expenses.
  • Advertising and Marketing: Fees paid for advertising your services, business cards, website expenses, and other promotional costs are deductible.
  • Professional Fees: Fees paid to lawyers, accountants, bookkeepers, or other professionals associated with your business are deductible.

Note that tax regulations can vary from place to place and year to year. Always consult with a tax professional or the IRS's guidelines for the most accurate information.

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How does income tax work for copywriters with multiple revenue streams?

As a copywriter with multiple revenue streams, your income tax is calculated on the total income earned from all sources in a year. This may include earnings from freelance services, self-publishing royalties, advertising revenue, or any other sources you may have. All revenue must be reported on your tax return.

Deductions can be made on your taxes for any business expenses incurred in the process of earning this revenue. These can include a home office, computer equipment, software subscriptions, research materials, travel expenses for work, and many others.

It's highly recommended to keep a meticulous record of all your income and expenses for accurate and hassle-free tax filing. You might also benefit from consulting with an accounting professional who can help you plan and manage your tax liabilities efficiently.

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What kind of bookkeeping needs might a full-time copywriter have compared to other professions?

As a full-time copywriter, your bookkeeping needs can be quite specific and varied compared to other professions. You may need bookkeeping services to manage invoices for client work, track business-related expenses such as advertisement costs, software subscriptions, or professional development courses. Additionally, you might require assistance with tax deductions related to home office expenses, as many copywriters work remotely. Depending on your setup, you may also need to manage payroll and benefits if you have hired an assistant or other support staff.

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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 Copywriters

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