Bookkeeping and Accounting for Stand-Up Comedians

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How Bench works with stand-up comedians

Keep your focus on the punchlines, while we handle the numbers. Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing done by experts—backed by one powerful platform. Bench works with stand-up comedians.

We get you set up

Our team devotes the necessary time to fully comprehend the ins-and-outs of your stand-up comedy career, answer your queries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench can streamline your bookkeeping efforts.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your personal bookkeeper categorizes your gig-related transactions and prepares comprehensive financial reports for your stand-up comedy career. If they require any additional information from you, they'll promptly reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our squad of experts understands the nuances of taxes for stand-up comedians and will tailor their strategy to accommodate your profession's distinctive requirements.

Here’s why stand-up comedians like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll stay in regular touch with bookkeeping updates specifically tailored for stand-up comedians. Have urgent inquiries that can't hold for the punchline? Rest assured, we'll revert within one business day or less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform lets you seamlessly automate data from most major platforms, helping to prevent common errors. We collaborate with key players such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square—ensuring your financial accounts as a stand-up comedian are always spot-on.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Forget the hassle of sifting through stacks of gig invoices and tedious manual income tracking—Bench Accounting automates the process straight from your linked accounts. Access all your financial insights from one central dashboard, making it effortless to comprehend your financial standing. Just focus on your punchlines, let us handle the number crunching to help you make strategic decisions. Say hello to the new punchline in comedy success.

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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 stand-up comedians

Bench Accounting comprehends the unique financial challenges stand-up comedians often contend with, particularly in navigating the complex world of industry-specific taxes and laws. As an artist, the primary focus should be on refining your craft and delivering performances, not struggling with tedious tax prep and bookkeeping. Our team of experts is well-versed in the intricacies of write-offs specific to the entertainment industry such as travel, lodging, meals, promotion, and more. We fully understand that tax deductions can be a significant support to comedians, helping them free up funds for their future endeavors.

Bench is revolutionizing bookkeeping for stand-up comedians by blending human insights with intuitive software. We provide you with real, human bookkeepers to take care of your bookkeeping needs, and free you from dealing with endless spreadsheets and financial statements. Moreover, our team stays abreast of any changes, ensuring that all your books reflect current laws and regulations, making tax season less stressful. With Bench, stand-up comedians get more than just a bookkeeper. You get a whole team supporting your financial progress allowing you to invest more time and energy into delivering your best performances.

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 stand-up comedian who often travels for gigs, how can Bench Accounting help me track and manage my travel expenses?

As a stand-up comedian frequently on the move, Bench Accounting can provide substantial assistance in managing and keeping track of your travel expenses. From receipts for flights, accommodation and meals to costs for promotional materials, you can quickly upload them to your account using our mobile app.

Our team of professional bookkeepers will categorize and reconcile these expenses for you to ensure accurate financial reporting. You can easily review these categorized expenses through your digital financial reports on our platform at any time and from anywhere. Our real-time financial visibility ensures you stay aware of your spending, helping to manage your finances more effectively.

In addition, at the end of the financial year, your Bench bookkeeper prepares financial packages that make tax filing stress-free and straightforward, eliminating the potential headaches associated with sifting through piles of receipts and documents.

Bench Accounting provides a stress-free, organized method of keeping up with your travel expenses, ensuring you can focus on your performance instead of your paper trail.

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How does Bench Accounting assist with financial planning and management for my irregular income as a stand-up comedian?

Bench Accounting provides comprehensive bookkeeping services tailored to your unique financial situation as a stand-up comedian. We offer services such as expense tracking, income categorization, and financial statement preparation to help you understand your income patterns better.

Our team of skilled bookkeepers is proficient at handling irregular income flows. They will assist in creating a budget that accounts for periods of high and low income. We also offer tax season support to ensure you capitalize on tax deductions associated with your profession.

With Bench Accounting, you not only gain more control over your financial future, but you also get more time to focus on what you love: making people laugh!

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Can Bench Accounting provide assistance with preparing and filing tax returns for independent contractor-like professions like stand-up comedy?

Yes, Bench Accounting offers a special tax package service for independent contractor-like professions like stand-up comedy. We can assist in the preparation and filing of your tax returns, ensuring you comply with all relevant laws and regulations. Our team of tax experts will work with you to optimize your tax situation and help you understand your financials better. Please reach out to our team for more details about this service.

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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 Stand-up comedians

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