If you’re filing taxes as a writer, or even if you’re just a budget-conscious person, you should be tracking all of your writing expenses and incomes. Saving receipts is great, but sorting through them at the end of the year is a hassle – not to mention wondering if you remembered everything.
Make your life easier with my Writing Expense and Income Tracking Spreadsheet!
With categories chosen and organized to be compatible with TurboTax, this record-keeping Excel document will make end-of year reviewing and filing taxes a breeze. You can add as many rows as you’d like under each category to fully itemize every expense and source of income you have throughout the year. It even comes populated with example entries common to writers to help you make sure you’re claiming every last cent in each category. For best results, keep this file handy on your desktop and make a habit of inputting each new item as it comes up.
This chart will do all the math and totaling for you, leaving you with a clean, easy-to-read summary as the year goes on – not to mention the at-a-glance view of where your big spending, earnings, and underutilized fields are.
You’re welcome to adjust it to your needs and to use it as many times as you’d like, but please don’t share it with anyone else. (Doing so is a violation of copyright.) My hope is that you’ll get many easy, organized years of use from my Writing Expense and Income Tracking Spreadsheet.
To use this document, you must have a program compatible with a .xlsx file, such as Microsoft Excel version 2007 or newer, Kingsoft Spreadsheets, OpenOffice Calc, Google Sheets, Zoho Docs, or the Chrome web browser extension for editing Office sheets. (Many of these options are free.) A basic knowledge of Excel is certainly helpful, but its functionality is fairly intuitive, and there are countless guides and tutorials online if you want specific help.
Once you pay, which you can do with your secure PayPal account or any major credit card, you’ll receive an email with your password and download link. Thanks so much, and happy tracking. Purchase below!
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Disclaimer: I’m a writer, not a lawyer or accountant, and although I’ve worked hard to make this resource efficient and business-friendly, I cannot guarantee its accuracy nor cater to individual instruction, and this chart does not constitute legal or financial advice. If you have any questions or concerns about how to manage your finances or file taxes, please consult with a professional.Share this: