Bookkeeping and Accounting for Twitch Streamers

Looking for a bookkeeper and accountant for your Twitch streaming career? We handle your finances, so you get more time to focus on creating engaging content for your followers. Try us for free.

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How Bench works with Twitch streamers

Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing done by experts—backed by one powerful platform. Bench works with Twitch Streamers, ensuring you have more time to focus on your stream.

We get you set up

Our team invests the effort to thoroughly comprehend your Twitch streaming, respond to your inquiries, assist you in linking your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench functions with your unique needs.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your bookkeeper systematically arranges your streaming financial transactions and compiles fiscal reports. If they require anything additional from you, they'll promptly communicate.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of professionals is well-versed in tax regulations that pertain to Twitch Streamers and will tailor their strategies to suit the specific needs of your business.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll connect with you frequently for bookkeeping updates. Have urgent questions about your Twitch streaming revenue that can't wait? We'll respond to you in less than one business day.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform enables you to automate data inputs from major providers to mitigate common errors. We work in partnership with brands like Twitch, Stripe, and Shopify—ensuring your financial records are always precise and up-to-date.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say goodbye to the hassle of managing numerous subscriptions and tracking individual donations—we automate inputs directly from your linked accounts. Gain insights from one centralized dashboard so you can easily understand the financial standing of your Twitch streaming career and craft strategic decisions.

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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 Twitch streamers

For Twitch Streamers, revenue streams are complex; you may have income from Bits, subs, ads, and sponsorships, gift-in-kind bedroom agreements, and more. Managing all these sources, and keeping track of expenses related to game purchases, hardware upgrades, or your home office can be a daunting task. Taxes too, grow increasingly complicated with the diversity of income sources and varying laws surrounding them. Luckily, Bench has a dedicated team of bookkeepers well-supportive in navigating financial complexities unique to your profession, ensuring compliance with the specific laws, regulations, and relevant taxes pertaining to Twitch streaming.

At Bench, our innovative blend of intuitive software and a real, human bookkeeping team sets the gold standard for financial support for Twitch Streamers. Our expert team takes on the responsibility of all your bookkeeping concerns, streamlining financial management, and paving the way for accurate and simplified tax filing. And in case you're worried about foreign income and expenses, we've got you covered. Whether it’s Twitch donations from Germany, sponsorship revenue from South Korea, or the purchase of a new console from Japan, our proficient team will help you navigate global income and expense tracking, transforming complex bookkeeping issues into smooth, manageable processes.

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 Twitch Streamer, what type of expenses can I consider as business deductions for my taxes?

As a Twitch Streamer, you may be able to deduct a range of expenses relevant to your streaming activities. These could include but not necessarily limited to:

  • Equipment: Costs associated with your streaming setup like computers, monitors, webcams, microphones, consoles, games, and software could potentially be written off.
  • Subscriptions and memberships: Subscription costs for certain games, software or services essential for your streaming business could also be deductible.
  • Home office: If you have a dedicated space in your home used strictly for streaming, you may be able to deduct a portion of your housing expenses.
  • Internet and phone bills: A percentage of these associated costs may be written off, commensurate with how much is used for your streaming activities.
  • Travel and meals: If you go to gaming conventions or other business-related events, the costs incurred may be deductible.
  • Advertising and Promotion: Any money spent on advertising, promotions, or marketing your streaming could be written off.

Please note that tax laws vary by country and even by the state in some cases. Therefore, always consult with a professional tax advisor or accountant to understand what you can and cannot deduct based on your specific situation.

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How do I keep track of different income streams such as donations, subscriptions, and sponsorships for tax purposes?

Keeping track of multiple income streams like donations, subscriptions, and sponsorships for tax purposes is essential for accurate financial reporting. To do this, consider the following steps:

  • Documentation: Keep accurate records of all your income sources. Receipts, invoices, bank statements, and other official documents can serve as proof of income.
  • Separation: It's helpful to separate your income streams. One way is to use separate bank accounts or accounting categories for each income type.
  • Bookkeeping Software: Use a bookkeeping software that allows you to categorize and track different kinds of income effectively.
  • Professional Help: Working with a professional bookkeeper or accountant can simplify this process. They can help ensure you're correctly tracking your income and complying with tax laws.

At Bench Accounting, we help professionals like you track and categorize multiple income streams. We make bookkeeping simple, stress-free, and suitable for your specific needs.

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"What specific bookkeeping challenges might I face due to the unique nature of the Twitch Streaming industry and how can Bench Accounting help?’

The Twitch Streaming industry comes with its unique set of bookkeeping challenges. Some of these include tracking and categorizing numerous small revenue streams (subscriptions, donations, ad revenue, sponsorships, etc.), determining tax liabilities for these streams, and managing expenses related to your streaming activities (hardware, software, subscriptions).

Bench Accounting is equipped to help tackle these unique challenges. Our team of expert bookkeepers will take the time to understand your particular financial situation and provide tailored services to address these challenges. We'll handle the complex task of categorizing and tracking revenue and expenses, and keep your books tax-ready year-round. We can also provide financial reporting to offer you insight into how your streaming activities are affecting your bottom line.

In addition, we offer expert advice on tax liabilities to ensure you're not paying too much or too little at tax time. Our BenchTax service connects you with a professional tax expert who knows the ins and outs of the Twitch Streaming industry, saving you money and anxiety.

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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 Twitch Streamers

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