Bookkeeping and Accounting for Voice-Over Artists

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How Bench works with voice-over artists

Get your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing harmonized with your business—just like a perfect voice-over. Backed by one powerful platform, Bench works in sync with voice-over artists.

We get you set up

Our team takes the time to fully comprehend your voice-over artist activities, address your queries, assist you in the process to connect your accounts, and explain how Bench seamlessly collaborates with your profession.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, our professional bookkeepers manage your voice-over work transactions and compile detailed financial reports. Should they require any further information from you, they'll promptly reach out.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts is well-versed with the specific tax rules pertaining to voice-over artists and will tailor their approach to suit your business’ individual requirements.

Here’s why voice-over artists like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

At Bench Accounting, we're committed to staying in constant touch with regular updates on your voice-over business' bookkeeping. Have urgent questions that can't be pushed aside? Rest assured, we'll respond to you within one business day, if not sooner.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform enables you to automate financial data from most major providers, minimizing errors commonly associated with manual entry. We cooperate with top industry players such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square, ensuring your financials as a voice-over artist are consistently precise.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say goodbye to disorganized records and time-consuming manual expense tracking—we automate inputs directly from your linked accounts. As voice-over artists, get insights from one unified dashboard to easily understand the financial state of your bookings and make informed career 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 voice-over artists

At Bench, we understand the financial challenges and specific requirements that voice-over artists face. This industry often involves complex project-based payments, multiple income streams, and unique tax deductions that may be overlooked by traditional bookkeeping services. Our specialized team is well-acquainted with these unique circumstances and is adept at managing the singular nature of the profession's finances. From tracking royalties and residuals, handling expense categorization for studio equipment, to carrying out invoicing for various projects, we ensure that all financial aspects of your business are accurately recorded and ready for tax season.

Furthermore, we are abreast with tax laws and potential deductions specific to this industry that a traditional bookkeeper might miss, such as home studio costs and disbursements associated with continual education and training. Our intuitive software paired with our expert human bookkeepers works in synergy to offer an exceptional service that goes beyond traditional boundaries. Here at Bench, we aim to minimize taxation and ensure that your financial data is accurate, caught up, and tax compliant. Our bookkeepers are always ready to assist and answer any queries related to your industry-specific taxes, leaving you more time to focus on bringing scripts to life with your voice.

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 voice-over artist, what specific expenses can I claim as tax deductions?

As a voice-over artist, there are several industry-specific expenses that can be claimed as tax deductions. These include:

  • Professional Fees: This could include fees paid to managers, agents, etc.
  • Promotional Costs: Expenses incurred on promotional activities, like your website, business cards, demos, etc. could be deductible.
  • Training and Education: Fees paid for voice lessons, acting classes, and coaching can be claimed as deductions.
  • Equipment: Costs of purchase, repair and maintenance of equipment like microphones, headphones, mixers, soundproofing, software, etc. can be deducted.
  • Home Office: If you maintain a home office specifically for your voice-over work, you might be eligible for home office deductions.
  • Travel Expenses: If your work requires you to travel, then costs associated with traveling, accommodation, meals, etc. may be claimed.

Remember, to claim these deductions, you need to maintain accurate and detailed records of all your expenses.

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How should I manage my incomes from multiple sources and different clients for accounting purposes?

Managing income from multiple sources and different clients can initially appear complex, but with proper organization it can be handled with ease. Here are some tips:

<ul><li>Maintain separate records for each income source. This simplifies your financial tracking and can provide insights into the profitability of each income source.</li><li>Always issue invoices for all business transactions, to maintain accurate financial statements and for tax purposes.</li><li>Utilize online accounting software. It greatly simplifies the process of managing multiple income sources, automating many tasks, monitoring invoices and payments, and preparing financial statements.</li><li>Consult with a bookkeeper or accountant regularly. Their expert advice can ensure that you're managing your multiple incomes in the most effective way.</li></ul>

At Bench Accounting, our team of professional bookkeepers can help you manage your incomes from different sources and clients. Our expertise ensures that your financial records are accurate, up-to-date, and prepared for tax time.

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What particular financial regulations do I need to be aware of as a self-employed voice-over artist?

As a self-employed voice-over artist, you're considered a small business entity. This means that there are various financial regulations you need to be aware of. For instance, you need to understand tax obligations including income tax, estimated taxes, self-employment tax, and possibly sales tax, depending on the nature of your clients and contracts. Record-keeping and deductions related to your business expenses are other critical areas. Laws may vary based on your location, so it can be beneficial to hire a bookkeeper familiar with regulations pertinent to your specific industry and region. Remember to follow copyright and royalty laws when replicating different voices in your work. Additionally, you may need to familiarize yourself with any rules relating to the union for voice-over artists, if you are a member.

Any changes in financial regulations should be communicated to you by the financial authority in your country, but ultimately it's your responsibility to make sure you stay compliant. It can help to work with a professional bookkeeper who stays up-to-date with financial regulations and can make sure your financial standing remains in good shape.

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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 Voice-over artists

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