Bookkeeping and Accounting for Ghostwriters

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How Bench works with ghostwriters

Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing done by experts—letting you focus on spinning enchanting tales. Bench works seamlessly with ghostwriters.

We get you set up

Our team diligently commits to thoroughly grasp the nature of your ghostwriting operations, respond to your inquiries, assist in the linkage of your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench can seamlessly integrate with your workflow.

We do your bookkeeping

Each month, your bookkeeper compiles your ghostwriting business transactions and readies financial reports. If they require any additional information from you, they’ll promptly reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed in the financial intricacies specific to the ghostwriting industry and will tailor their approach to your venture's distinct requirements.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll proactively touch base with regular bookkeeping updates for your ghostwriting business. Have urgent queries that need immediate attention? We promise to respond to your concerns in one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

With our platform, ghostwriters can efficiently automate data inputs from major providers, minimizing common errors. We have established partnerships with big-name collaborators such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—an assurance that your finances will always remain precise.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say farewell to heaps of invoices and the hassle of lengthy manual tracking—we automate inputs directly from your linked accounts. Offering crucial insights from one unified platform, Bench Accounting makes it effortless for ghostwriters to gauge the state of their business and execute 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 ghostwriters

Bench Accounting provides a tailor-made service for ghostwriters seeking to stay on top of their finances without any hassles. As a ghostwriter, you may face unique tax implications and financial intricacies due to fluctuating income, assorted project expenses, copyright considerations, and deductions exclusive to your industry. Our professional team at Bench is well-versed with all these industry-specific issues and regulations and is equipped to manage your books in full compliance.

In addition to routine bookkeeping, our team at Bench ensures your taxes are correctly and timely filed. We understand that the complexities of self-employment, royalty incomes, and freelance tax codes are common issues ghostwriters encounter. Our intuitive software combined with our expert bookkeepers diligently monitor your financial data, ease the tax filing process, and ensure timely submission. From handling business write-offs unique to your profession such as writing software, gadget purchases, office space, or traveling costs, our team ensures your bookkeeping is hassle-free and tax advantageous. Bench Accounting offers a completely new way to take care of the bookkeeping and tax needs, specifically zuited for the unique needs of ghostwriters.

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 ghostwriter, how can I keep track of my income from different clients for tax purposes?

As a ghostwriter, managing your income from different clients can be a bit tricky, especially due to the nature of the job. Here's how you can simplify your income tracking:

  • Set up separate accounts: Having separate accounts for business transactions and personal finances helps to keep track of your income and expenses better.
  • Use financial software: Software such as QuickBooks or FreshBooks can help you manage your finances, track bills and expenses, and even generate invoices for your clients.
  • Collaborate with a bookkeeper: A dedicated bookkeeper can monitor your financial transactions, file your taxes, negotiate with vendors, and help you make informed decisions based on your financial situation.
  • Regularly update your income: Regardless of the method you use to track your finances, it's essential to update your records regularly. By doing this, you'll be able to keep track of where your money is coming from, and stay aware of how much you are making.

Here at Bench Accounting, we provide expert bookkeeping services tailored to meet the needs of individual professionals, such as ghostwriters. You'll get a dedicated bookkeeper who understands your business and can provide you with real-time updates on your financial situation. Whether you're looking to track your income, manage your expenses, or prepare for tax time, we're here to help.

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Can expenses related to my ghostwriting business, like research materials or home office costs, be written off?

Yes, expenses related to your ghostwriting business, such as research materials or home office costs, can potentially be written off. For independent contractors or sole proprietors, business-related expenses are often tax-deductible. These may include not only direct costs like paper or ink, but also a portion of your living expenses like rent or utilities if you use part of your home as your office. As rules can vary, it's recommended to consult with a professional to ensure you're meeting all requirements and maximizing your deductions.

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How can bookkeeping services help ensure I accurately receive and report royalty payments?

Bookkeeping services play a crucial role in managing royalty payments. Firstly, a bookkeeper helps you track incoming royalty payments to ensure they are received in a timely manner and match the agreed-upon amounts. By consistently monitoring these transactions, any discrepancy can be detected and addressed quickly. Secondly, bookkeepers also record these payments accurately to maintain an organized financial record, which significantly aids in reporting. They help you comply with financial reporting standards and tax laws, ensuring accurate reports are made and avoiding penalties or issues with the tax authorities. Thus, bookkeeping services are a vital tool to manage, control, and report on royalty payments efficiently and accurately.

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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 Ghostwriters

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