Musicians Tax Advice & Accounting Services

The best tax help for Musicians, Singers, & Orchestral members

Performance Accountancy is here to offer tax and accounting advice for Musicians, Singers,  Orchestral & Band Members.

We can assist you with self assessment returns, bookkeeping, accountancy administration and generally keeping your accounting in great order.

If you are a musician, orchestra member, or singer please contact us to see how we can help with your tax and accounting affairs.

The Musicians taxation and accountancy advice provided by Performance Accountancy comes from business founder Louise Herrington. Louise is a chartered Accountant with 20 years accountancy expertise and a trained opera singer and music lover. Louise’s great passion is providing help with fellow performers.

As a performer Louise knows first hand that the business side of being a musician is often time consuming and often prohibits musicians from making music, attending concerts, or planning your next musical performance. Musicians tax is an area of specialism that sets us apart from other accountants.

With a passion for numbers, music and performing, Louise become inspired to work with musicians, singers, orchestra members to ensure you spend less time managing your tax and and financial affairs, and spend more time being creative.

Who would find this service beneficial?

  • If you are a musician, singer, orchestra member that is based in the UK, we can help you.
  • If you need to know what income tax deductions apply to musicians, singers, orchestra members we can help you.
  • If you are a musician that requires help completing your tax return, we can help you.
  • If you require help with keeping your bookkeeping in order, we can help you.
  • If you are a singer, musician or orchestra member that has an accounting related question or query, we can help you.


Musicians expenses, what can I claim?

This is a common question from the musicians clients that Louise has spent many years giving tax advice to, and is often an area of confusion for other musicians & performers.

Top 10 allowable expenses for singers & musicians:

  1. Agent & booking fees
  2. Travelling costs to Acting of performing assignments.
  3. Clothing & footwear – certain conditions apply
  4. Actors props
  5. Play text, sheet music, recordings
  6. Headshots & show reels
  7. Print, postage & stationery
  8. Mileage
  9. Use of home for business
  10. Employee costs (but not the nanny or child sitter!)

Performance Accountancy has prepared a FREE Tax Planning Guide for Musicians.

The guide will be helpful in helping  you understand the tax allowances for musicians, orchestra members and singers.

The guide is also useful to actors and other performing artists.

Please complete the boxes below and we’ll email a link to our guide Expenses for Performers.


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The expenses you can put against your self assessment tax return as actors, musicians or performer varies between professions, so you may need further tax or accounting advice, which we can provide you with.

If you have a specific accounting, bookkeeping or self assessment question, we would be happy to contact you, please just tell us a little bit more about you and your current situation.

For a  no-obligation 30 minute chat to discuss tax or accounting concerns then please contact us.  If you prefer to phone, then call us on 01344 669084*


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