Bookkeeping and Accounting for Graphic Designers

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How Bench works with graphic designers

Effortlessly manage your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing with the support of our experienced team—powered by our robust platform. Bench is here to simplify financial management for graphic designers.

We get you set up

Our team invests time to thoroughly comprehend your graphic design business, answer all your queries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and guide you through the workings of Bench.

We do your bookkeeping

Each month, our bookkeepers manage your graphic design business transactions and compose your financial statements. Should they require any additional information from you, they won't hesitate to reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed with tax regulations for freelance and agency-based graphic designers. We tailor our approach based on your business’ unique requirements.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

Rest easy as we consistently provide you with bookkeeping updates tailored for graphic designers. If you have urgent concerns that require immediate attention, we assure you we'll respond within one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform enables you to automate data inputs from most major providers to help prevent errors often experienced by graphic designers. We collaborate with industry leaders like Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, ensuring your finances as a graphic designer are always precise and up-to-date.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say goodbye to cluttered desks and overwhelming manual billing—we automate your financial records directly from your linked accounts. With Bench Accounting, graphic designers can gain insights from one comprehensive dashboard. This allows you to easily understand your financial standing and make strategic decisions for your business growth.

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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 graphic designers

Handling the intricate financial details of a graphic design business can be a hefty task. From managing project-related expenses and invoicing clients to adhering to the complex industry-specific tax laws, it's crucial for graphic designers to have accurate and timely bookkeeping. At Bench Accounting, we understand this need and offer innovative and comprehensive bookkeeping services uniquely designed for the graphic design industry. We not only take care of your everyday bookkeeping tasks but also provide expert guidance on deductions related to design software purchases, home office expenses, and other industry-specific costs, ensuring you save as much as possible during the tax season.

Our out-of-the-box approach pairs intuitive software with a team of in-house bookkeepers humanely intentional about the graphic design industry's unique needs. This blend of technology and expertise allows us to deliver precise, real-time financial insight, enabling you to make informed decisions that drive your business growth. With Bench on your side, tax season becomes less of a dread as we meticulously prepare your tax filings, ensuring full compliance with tax laws and regulations specific to your profession. We guide you through your income and sales taxes, ensuring you're not overpaying or underpaying. With Bench taking care of your bookkeeping and tax, you get to focus on creating iconic designs and transforming ideas into visual reality.

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 graphic designer, how can I effectively keep track of my expenses for tax deductions?

As a freelance graphic designer, keeping track of your expenses for tax deductions effectively involves maintaining a detailed and chronological record of your financial transactions. Here are few tips:

<ul><li>Use a Business Credit Card or Bank Account: Keep your personal and business expenses separate by using a dedicated credit card or bank account for business-related transactions. This can simplify the process of categorizing your expenses.</li><li>Save Receipts: Even in the digital age, having a physical copy of your receipts is beneficial. You can use a file system or scan them into a digital format.</li><li>Invest in Accounting Software: Accounting software for freelancers can automate expense tracking, ensuring all transactions are recorded accurately and reducing the risk of errors.</li><li>Hire a Bookkeeper: If keeping track of all your financial transactions seems overwhelming, consider hiring a bookkeeper or accountant. They can keep your records current and accurate, and ensure you're taking advantage of all potential tax benefits.</li></ul>

As a freelance graphic designer, expense tracking can be time-consuming, but it's a crucial part of managing your finances and ensuring you’re prepared for tax season. With diligent habits and perhaps some professional help, you can maintain accurate and up-to-date accounting records.

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What specific tax considerations should I be aware of as a professional graphic designer?

As a professional graphic designer, there are several tax considerations to be aware of. The most common ones include:

  • Self-employment Taxes: Most graphic designers work as freelance or contract employees, meaning they're responsible for their own taxes. You'll need to keep track of income and expenses to pay self-employment taxes.
  • Home Office Deductions: If you use a portion of your home exclusively for your graphic design work, you may be able to deduct part of your housing expenses..
  • Equipment Deductions: You can deduct expenses for equipment, like computers or software, that you use for your graphic design business.
  • Education Expenses: If you take classes or attend workshops to improve your graphic design skills, you might be able to deduct these costs as well.

This is a generalized list, however, and may not cover every tax consideration for graphic designers. It is always best to consult with a professional bookkeeper or accountant to ensure all financial obligations are being met.

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How can Bench Accounting help streamline my invoicing process and manage my financial transactions?

Bench Accounting provides comprehensive bookkeeping services designed to streamline your invoicing process and manage all your financial transactions. With our innovative technology and team of experienced bookkeepers, we organize your financials effectively and accurately.

We can handle all your invoicing processes, right from designing professional invoices, sending them to your clients, to tracking payments. This means you can spend less time worrying about your finances and more time focusing on growing your business. Additionally, we ensure that all your transactions are recorded and categorized correctly for tax purposes, giving you a clear view of your business' financial health.

Bench Accounting is here to turn your complex financial data into understandable insights, enabling you to make informed business decisions based on accurate and up-to-date information.

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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 Graphic designers

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