Bookkeeping and Accounting for Fashion Stylists

Need a bookkeeper and accountant for your fashion styling business? We'll take care of your finances, giving you more time to focus on the latest trends and client needs. Try us for free.

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How Bench works with fashion stylists

Stay in style, and on top of your books with Bench. Our expert team handles your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing—backed by our powerful platform. Bench easily integrates with fashion stylists.

We get you set up

Our crew dedicates considerable effort to truly grasp your fashion styling operation, address your inquiries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench operates in sync with your business.

We do your bookkeeping

Each month, your dedicated bookkeeper sorts out your fashion styling business transactions and compiles detailed financial reports. Should they require anything further from you, they'll reach out promptly.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed with tax regulations related to fashion styling and will tailor their approach to the distinct needs of your venture.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We're committed to frequently providing you with bookkeeping updates tailored for your fashion styling business. Got urgent inquiries that simply can't wait? Rest assured, we'll respond to you within one business day or even less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform empowers you to automate data inputs from leading providers to eliminate typical errors. We collaborate with popular vendors like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square— ensuring your financial records are always precise. Tailored to cater for fashion stylists like you, Bench Accounting makes running and managing your business finances effortless.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Bid farewell to the stacks of receipts and tedious manual expense tracking—we handle automation directly from your linked accounts. View insights from one central dashboard to effortlessly understand the financial state of your styling venture and make powerful 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 fashion stylists

Efficient bookkeeping and understanding of industry-specific tax regulations are central to every successful fashion stylist business. At Bench, we know that dealing with tax and bookkeeping complexities like inventory valuation—cost or lower market, FIFO or LIFO—can be overwhelming and stressful. There are also nuances to styling sector taxes such as the understanding of the deduction on clothing, tools of the trade, and IRS's tangible property regulations. To help you avoid these intricacies, we merge seamless software with a team of real, human bookkeepers who are experts in the unique laws and taxes facing your industry.

We offer tailored solutions for fashion stylists with our online bookkeeping services. We'll help you track expenses related to sourcing clothes for clients, traveling for fashion shows and shoots, and any other day-to-day business costs. This effortless tracking, along with timely reporting, ensures crucial financial data is always at your fingertips—assisting in prudent decision making. Our real, human bookkeepers specialize in retail accounting and keep up-to-date with the specific laws, regulations, and write-offs relating to your industry, allowing you to focus entirely on bringing your creative visions to life.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

Get bookkeeping, tax prep, advisory, and filing with Bench's powerful, easy-to-use platform.

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 fashion stylist, what kind of expenses can I deduct from my income for tax purposes?

As a fashion stylist, there are numerous relevant expenses that you can deduct from your income for tax purposes. Here are some examples:

  • Supplies: Any materials you use directly in your styling work, such as clothing, accessories, or props for photo shoots.
  • Travel: If you travel for work, you can often deduct your transportation, meals, and accommodation costs.
  • Home Office: If you use a part of your home exclusively for your work, you may be able to deduct a portion of your housing costs.
  • Continuing Education: If you take courses or attend seminars to improve your professional skills, these costs can often be deducted.
  • Marketing and Advertising: You can typically deduct the costs of promoting your services, such as website maintenance or advertising.

Please make sure to consult with a professional tax advisor or bookkeeper to ensure that you are deducting expenses correctly and optimizing your tax savings.

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How can I manage bookkeeping for my multiple income streams such as freelance work, brand partnerships, and hosting workshops?

Managing bookkeeping for multiple income streams can feel overwhelming, but with the right approach and tools, it's entirely manageable. Here are a few steps to help you navigate it:

  1. Track Your Income: Use a robust accounting software to track each income stream separately. This makes it easier to identify what's working and what's not in your business.
  2. Segment Your Earnings: Assign categories to different income streams to gain clarity on where exactly your income is coming from. It also simplifies tax preparations.
  3. Hire a Professional: It can be advantageous to enlist the help of a professional bookkeeper or accountant. They can handle these tasks efficiently and free you to focus on your business’s core activities.

At Bench Accounting, we offer comprehensive bookkeeping services that can help you juggle multiple income streams with ease. We provide you with a team of bookkeepers paired with software to monitor your financials in real-time.

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What specific accounting needs should I be aware of when dealing with international clients and purchases?

International accounting can be more complex due to factors such as dealing with multiple currencies and different tax laws. Here are important accounting needs to consider:

  • Multi-Currency Transactions: Depending on the number of currencies you're dealing with, tracking and converting each transaction can be quite complex. It is crucial to use tools that can accurately manage this process.
  • International Tax Laws: Each country has different tax codes and compliance requirements. It's crucial to understand these laws to avoid any legal complications.
  • Payment Terms: International transactions may have longer payment terms. It's important to adequately track and account for these differences in your financial planning.
  • Exchange Rate Fluctuations: Changes in exchange rates can significantly impact the value of your transactions, affecting your profit margins. Businesses need to monitor and manage this risk effectively.

Working with international clients and purchases can be challenging, but proactive planning and the right bookkeeping service can make things a lot simpler.

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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 Fashion stylists

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