22 Tax Write-Offs for Adult Entertainers

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Adult entertainers know the value of a good fantasy. But you know what’s not a fantasy? Saving money on your taxes.

It’s true: from lube to camera equipment to costumes, any ordinary purchase you make for your career as an independent adult entertainer can be included as a write-off on your tax return.

That's why we’ve gathered all your best write-offs together in one place. Whether you're a dancer or a domme, an adult film actor or an OnlyFans creator, we want to empower you to save. Because not all accountants need to hire an accountant.

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Costumes & accessories
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 27a

Costumes for photoshoots, dance performances, or acting gigs are write-offs.

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Camera & accessories
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 22

Write off your camera, tripod, ringlight, and any other equipment you use to create content.

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Stage makeup
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 27a

Makeup you use while performing (plus makeup remover!) counts as a write-off.

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Online advertising
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 8

Ad campaigns on Facebook, Google, Instagram, and more are all deductible on your taxes.

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Website & hosting fees
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 8

Squarespace, Wix, GoDaddy, and other website service fees are fully tax-deductible.

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Agent fees
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 10

If you have an agent represent you, write off their fees or commissions.

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Props
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 22

Any props you may use while performing, shooting, or acting can be written off.

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If you drive for work ...

picking up costumes or makeup, meeting with a client, driving to a club or shooting location

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Parking
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 27a

Parking for a meeting downtown, or any other work trip, is tax-deductible!

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Tolls
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 27a

A toll while driving to or from a work destination is tax-deductible!

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Car purchase & depreciation
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 13

If you buy a new car, you can write off part of the cost every year for five years.

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Vehicle tool kit
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 22

Flashlights, tire iron, duct tape, and other tools you may need in your vehicle are deductible.

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Car insurance & registration
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 15

Car insurance monthly fees, registration, even roadside assistance are partially deductible.

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Car maintenance
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 9

Oil changes, repairs, and regular checkups are all tax-deductible if you drive for work.

If you discuss work at a restaurant ...

Networking is likely a big part of your job as an adult entertainer. But remember, business meals count as write-offs!The food or drinks you grabbed with fellow entertainers, agents, venue owners, photographers, lawyers, or producers can be deducted from your taxes.

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Business meals
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 24b

If you discuss work with a coworker, mentor, client, or prospective client, it's a write-off!

If you leave town for work ...

If you take the train to another town to meet with a client, or fly to an out-of-state industry conference, or head to an on-location shoot, remember to write off your travel-related expenses.

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Transportation
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 24a

Planes, trains, and car rentals are all work-related travel costs that can be written off.

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Travel lodging
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 24a

When you travel for work, lodging expenses such as hotel rooms or Airbnb are write offs.

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Meals while traveling
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 24a

When you're traveling for work, all meals are tax-deductible. Even takeout!

If you work from home ...

Is your dedicated workspace in your home? You can write off home office expenses, including supplies or software you buy to manage orders, produce content, or advertise and market your business.

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Home office furniture
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 18

A desk, chairs, lamps, and other home office necessities are all tax write-offs.

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Property repairs
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 21

You can write off up to $2,500 for individual repairs to your property.

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Power bill
Write it off using:

Form 8829

Gotta keep the lights on in your home office! A portion of your electricity bill counts.

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Property insurance
Write it off using:

Form 8829

Whether it's rental or homeowners insurance, you can write off a portion through your home office deduction.

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Water bill
Write it off using:

Form 8829

It'd be hard to work in an office without running water, huh? You water bill counts.

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Wi-Fi bill
Write it off using:

Schedule C, Box 25

Your Comcast bill is a tax write-off. You need internet to do your job!