Accounting and Bookkeeping Services for Artists & Creatives

Why Are Accounting and Bookkeeping Services Important for Artists and Creatives?

Freelancers, artists, and creatives often reach a point where their side-hustle becomes their main-hustle. When that happens, bookkeeping and tax planning are more important than ever. As your income increases, so do your tax obligations. To mitigate your tax obligations, it is crucial to determine which expenses are deductible and how to track them. There are also some other considerations specific to the artist and freelance industry:

  • Business formation: Considering an LLC or S-corporation for your freelance business and understanding the tax implications of both.
  • Invoicing and income collection: Finding solutions for invoicing your customers, receiving payments through sources such as Venmo and Zelle, and making sure all of your income is reported accurately.
  • Home office deductions: Understanding what home office expenses are deductible and how to take the deductions on your tax return.
  • Expense tracking: Finding the most effective way to track your deductible expenses and making sure you are operating in the most tax efficient way possible.
Accounting for freelancers

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Margaret BurkeMargaret Burke
01:20 07 Sep 22
I used to do my taxes myself using a software. In the last couple of years, however, my taxes became more complex due to a health crisis. Casey was recommended as a tax accountant that could help, and he did...a lot. He has handled my taxes and helped me with recommendations to avoid and/or prepare for negative financial consequences. He is efficient and thorough and his customer service skills are great. Hoping that my taxes become more simple, however, I will continue to utilize his services as it makes that time of the year much easier to take. Thanks for all of the help Casey!
00:38 17 Aug 22
We have been using Casey for our business accounting and taxes, as well as our personal taxes, for over two years. He is one of those rare tax accountants who has all the knowledge but can still speak to his clients in layman's terms. We find Casey to be collaborative, proactive, trustworthy, and easy to work with. Highly recommend! Did I mention reasonably priced?
Dilek McCombsDilek McCombs
18:25 11 Aug 22
I highly recommend Casey for personal / business tax and accounting services. He is a skilled professional who goes above and beyond to provide excellent customer service and timely feedback as well. I appreciate his thorough and efficient work that is customized for specific client needs.
Dana WoodDana Wood
19:16 09 Aug 22
Casey is an extremely competent accountant. Efficient, affordable and thorough. He is a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend his services.
Matthew SlavikMatthew Slavik
18:18 09 Aug 22
I have been using Casey as my accountant for my painting business for the last year and I can’t tell you how great he is with his services. Always quick to respond if I have any questions and gives me my monthly financial statements so I can see where my business is heading. Definitely deserves the 5 stars. Highly recommend.
James SakoJames Sako
18:06 09 Aug 22
You can tell Casey cares about his clients, you are not just another number in his book of business. The quality/service provided makes the price he charges a no-brainer. Not to mention the cooler in his office is always stocked. I hope Casey does this for a long time because I don't plan on ever finding a new CPA/Tax Expert.
Jennifer SlownJennifer Slown
17:43 09 Aug 22
We selected Casey to be our tax expert and manage our bookkeeping this past year and couldn't be more thrilled with his services. He always makes time for our questions and give us peace of mind with his expert tax knowledge. Highly recommend him for all your business and personal tax needs!
Astraea CleaningAstraea Cleaning
17:50 05 Aug 22
I found Casey Moss doing a google search. I was late filing taxes past the deadline without an extension because my previous accountant dropped the ball on me and didn’t take care of my business taxes. Anxious that I needed to take care of my taxes because have never been late, luckily Casey was there to handle my situation and put me at ease. He was professional, responsive, attentive to details and quick on processing my taxes. Casey is very knowledgeable and gave me great advice about my taxes and what is the best way to file taxes for my business. An experience that was informing, educating and professional all the way. Casey is reliable and you can trust him to take care of your individual or business taxes without missing a beat. Based on that I will be filing taxes with Casey Moss moving forward. I referred my parents to him and would refer anyone else to him. Thank you Casey!
Casey is the best accountant I've worked with to date. He's responsive, patient, and efficient. He does my bookkeeping and has saved me more time (and taken away a lot of stress). He is worth every penny. I find myself trying to "do better" so that I can stay in line with his standards of excellence. THANK YOU, CASEY!
Jordyn BeckJordyn Beck
04:51 01 Mar 22
Casey was incredibly professional and knowledgeable when doing my personal tax return. Got my return in about 10 days and it couldn't have been an easier process. Very reasonable pricing for what is offered and I would recommend his services to anyone needing help with their taxes!

Freelance Artist Tax Planning & Preparation Services

Keeping accurate books and records allows freelancers and artists to be prepared for tax time. Luckily, Casey Moss Tax can be your one-stop-shop for bookkeeping and tax preparation. Let us guide you through today’s complex tax laws and ensure you are paying the least amount of tax possible. 


tax planning for freelancers

 Many freelancers and artists have income from other sources outside of their freelance activity. This creates complex planning issues that can be difficult to manage. Casey Moss Tax can prepare tax projections throughout the year to make sure you are never surprised come tax time. We can also guide you through strategies to reduce your tax liability before it’s too late to take action.

Business tax return preparation

For freelancers that have made the leap into LLCs or S-corporations, Casey Moss Tax has you covered. Industry-specific issues for freelancers can include things like the qualified business income (QBI) deduction for specified service businesses, accountable plans for expense reimbursements, and reasonable salary calculations for S-corporation owners. Let us utilize our wealth of knowledge and experience in this industry to take business tax preparation off your plate.

Sole proprietorship tax preparation

Since many artists and creatives operate as sole proprietors for tax purposes, self-employment taxes are a huge consideration. Understanding how your taxes are calculated, the importance of making estimated tax payments, and how to reduce your tax and penalty obligations is critical for sole proprietors. Casey Moss Tax can calculate and even schedule your estimated payments for you to make sure you stay on track all year long.

Get Back to What Matters Most with Casey Moss Tax and Accounting!

We understand the bookkeeping and tax complexities involved with operating as a freelancer or creative. We also understand that the more time you spend on your books and taxes, the less time you have to create your best work!  Do what you do best, and we’ll do what we do best:


  • Technology utilization and accounting process innovation
  • Clear, regular communication and availability to answer your questions
  • Strategic tax planning and consulting BEFORE the end of the year
  • Experience with a wide variety of freelancers, creatives, and artists
  • Communication of tax law changes that directly impact your business

Are You A Freelancer In Naperville, Illinois?

If you are a creative or freelancer in the Naperville area, you can schedule your in-person meeting today to discuss bookkeeping and tax-savings strategies. Not in Naperville or just prefer a virtual call? Not a problem! Book a virtual consultation today to get started with Casey Moss Tax!.