Artist, photographer, independent film maker… There are plenty of opportunities as a creative to create your own work and run your own business. You’ve done all the hard work and now there is only one more nightmare to navigate… Tax and accounting, and accountants for creative businesses can be a great benefit!
As a creative, you’re working all hours of the day; one of the last things you want to think about is how you’re going to file your tax return and whether you’ve filled it in right.
How does an Online Accountant benefit me as a creative?
Whether you’re a brand new startup business (congratulations!) or you’re looking for someone to help you with the tedious busywork that is accountancy, an accountant is an ideal solution to help you with bookkeeping, tax returns, and growing your business. Here are just a few reasons why:
Online Accountants provide EXACTLY what the creative needs
Your business has unique needs; what might be a necessity to other businesses may not apply to you. Accountants will tailor their services to YOUR needs, and you will be provided with all the services you require without any extra baggage. Get a quote for an accountant online and you won’t get pinned down with the extras that you don’t need.
They help to grow creative business
As a creative, you want to spend as much time on your art (whatever that may be) as you can. An accountant doesn’t just help with tax returns, but will also provide sound financial advice to help you save money and grow your business further. It doesn’t matter if you’re the owner of a Limited company, a sole-trader, or a freelancer in your spare-time; savings are savings. The more you can save, the larger your business will grow!
Claiming On Expenses
As a creative, you’re going to build up a lot of expenses… expenses that can be claimed back! You will be provided with plenty of basic information to let you know what you can claim back from expenses and what will save you money for your business.
Easy and Mobile Invoices
Creating and keeping track of invoices can be a long and tedious task, especially if you’re away from your computer throughout most of the day. What if you were provided with mobile software that allows you to create invoices and check your records while on the move through cloud accounting? Finished your work with a client and looking to send off the bill? Or perhaps you simply want to see how much money you’ve made this month, or how many clients you’ve worked for? Using mobile accountancy software allows you to take control of all the incomes, outcomes and reports you will ever need to see!
The Dreaded Tax Returns
No matter how large or small your business may be, you will still have to submit a tax return. If you’re extremely organised you might be able to keep track of all your receipts, expenses, income and tax-deductible items. Or your online accountant can do it for you, leaving you with more time to continue your creative work. Remember that bookkeeping is a year-round job, and tax-returns can be requested at any time.
By now, you’re probably wondering ‘Who would be best to help with my accounts?’ As a creative you will want a structured plan with an online account, who can provide you with key services (such as bookkeeping) as well as any extra services which will benefit you (like VAT registration). You will be surprised at how little online business accounting will cost, and the benefits they provide are simply priceless!
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