Bookkeeping and Accounting for YouTubers

Looking for a bookkeeper and accountant for your YouTube channel? We handle your books, so you can spend more time creating and entertaining. Try us for free.

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How Bench works with YouTubers

Manage your bookkeeping, income tax prep, and filing effortlessly with assistance from our experts—all supplied by one robust platform. Bench works specifically with YouTubers.

We get you set up

Our team invests the effort to thoroughly comprehend your YouTube channel, resolve your queries, assist you in connecting your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench works in your unique landscape.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your dedicated bookkeeper systematically organizes your YouTube-related transactions and prepares your financial reports. If any additional information from you is required, they’ll promptly get in touch.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our squad of experts understands the taxation intricacies associated with YouTube earnings, and they'll tailor their process to fit your channel's distinctive requirements.

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

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll consistently provide you with updates on your bookkeeping status. Do you have urgent queries related to your YouTube revenue and expenses? Don't fret, we'll respond within one business day, if not less.

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Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

Our platform lets you streamline data inputs from popular platforms to prevent frequent errors. We collaborate with preferred partners such as YouTube Partner Program, Patreon, Shopify, and AdSense—ensuring your financials are always precise.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Say hello to seamless financial organization and goodbye to tedious manual tracking—we automate inputs directly from connected accounts for YouTubers. View comprehensive insights from one central dashboard to grasp your channel's financial well-being and make informed 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 YouTubers

As a YouTuber, you have enough on your plate managing content creation, video editing and managing engagement with your audience. The last thing you need is the added stress and complexity of managing your finances too. That's where Bench comes into play. Our dedicated team of bookkeepers and software do the heavy lifting so you don't have to. We understand that YouTubers can have diverse sources of income, like advertising revenue, sponsorships, merchandise sales, and Patreon contributions. We handle these various streams efficiently, ensuring that all income is accurately tracked and tax implications meticulously handled.

Notably, our speciality spreads beyond mere number toggling. At Bench, we understand the industry-specific regulations, tax laws, and common bookkeeping challenges YouTubers face. For instance, the tax implications due to varying income sources, international revenue issues, or even understanding how deductions can apply based on production costs are all factors our team is adept at handling. We streamline your bookkeeping process, help manage sales tax, and even help with your tax filings, ensuring adherence to legal stipulations applicable to the YouTuber profession. You do what you do best - create amazing content, and we do what we're best at - ensuring your finances stay as organized and efficient as possible.

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 YouTuber, what kind of expenses can I claim for tax deductions?

If you're a YouTuber, there are quite a few potential expenses that you can claim as tax deductions. These include:

  • Production expenses: This can include video equipment, editing software, props, wardrobe, and any other costs that you incur in the production of your videos.
  • Office expenses: If you work from home, you may be able to deduct a portion of your rent or mortgage, along with utilities and any home office equipment.
  • Travel expenses: If you travel for your YouTube channel (for vlogs, collaborations, or conferences), you can potentially deduct these costs.
  • Marketing expenses: Any money spent on advertising, including Google AdWords, social media promotions, and other forms of advertisement can be claimed.
  • Professional services: The costs of hiring lawyers, accountants, or other professionals can also be claimed.

Please be sure to consult with a tax professional to ensure you are accurately capturing and claiming your business expenses.

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How does monetization of my YouTube channel affect my taxable income?

Monetization of your YouTube channel primarily impacts your taxable income by adding a new income stream. Everything you earn from YouTube, be it through ad revenue, Super Chat features, channel memberships, YouTube premium revenue, sponsored videos or merchandise shelf - they all count as taxable income. This means you need to declare this income reporting time and pay the corresponding taxes based on where you live and your personal financial circumstances. It's critical to keep detailed records of all income and corresponding business-related expenses, as these will impact your total taxable income. If you're unsure about managing these financial aspects, consider seeking professional help with bookkeeping or accounting.

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What kind of financial records should I be keeping for my YouTube business?

As a YouTuber, you should keep detailed financial records to manage your income and expenses effectively. Here are some key records to consider:

  • Income from YouTube ads, sponsorships, partnerships, and product sales.
  • Expenses related to video production, such as equipment, software, and production staff costs.
  • Marketing and promotional expenses, including any costs related to social media ads, blog promotions, or collaborations with other creators.
  • Operational expenses including internet, office space (if applicable), or any subscriptions needed for your business.
  • Receipts for anything you purchase that directly impacts your YouTube business.

At Bench, we have experienced bookkeepers who specialize in Youtube businesses and can help you stay organized and up-to-date on your financial records. Remember, keeping a clear and accurate record of your financial activity is vital for your long-term success and can make things easier during the tax season.

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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 YouTubers

Discover how we can help you have better finances with a personalized demo from a Bench expert, ready to answer all your questions. Sign up as a customer today and get a free month of bookkeeping, valued at $299.

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