Being a contractor is not easy work. Even worse is giving away your hard-earned money to the IRS. Use this guide to make sure you're claiming all the tax write offs you're entitled to.
Deduct any gear you and your team need for safety on the work place like boots and helmets
Your education is important for your job! Write off any tuition fees you had to pay.
Hammer, ruler, pencils; Anything you need to get the job done, write it off!
For larger tools, such as ladders,and heavy machinery, you can deduct the depreciation.
Every dollar you spend on Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, etc. is a tax deductible expense!
Write-off any expenses for promoting your business with print advertising.
Your regular dues to participate in a union in your field can be written off.
If you've had to set up an LLC or have other legal fees for work, that's tax deductible.
Conferences and classes that help you keep up with the industry are tax deductible.
A new computer, cell phone, keyboard, printer, monitor, mouse, it all counts!
If you employ people that help your business, that's tax deductible!
Your monthly phone bills are expensive! Good thing the cost is partially deductible.
Deduct any subscriptions to magazines or news materials relevant to your business!
If you use your phone for work (who doesn't?) then it's partially deductible.
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Gas is expensive! A portion of your gas station fill ups are tax deductible.
Oil changes, repairs, and regular checkups are all tax deductible if you drive for work.
Car insurance, roadside assistance, registration costs, etc. are all tax deductible.
Parking for a meeting downtown or other work trip is tax deductible!
A toll while driving to or from a work destination is tax deductible!
If you drive you own vehicle, you can write off the annual depreciation of it's value!
A desk, chairs, lamps, and other home office necessities are all tax write offs.
Your comcast bill is a tax write off. You need internet to do your job!
Whether rental or homeowner insurance, you can write off a portion as part of home office.
Gotta keep the lights on in your home office! A portion of your electricity bill counts.
It'd be hard to work in an office without running water, huh? You water bill counts.
Whether you pay rent or own your home, a portion of those expenses are tax deductible.
If you discuss work with a coworker, client, or even a friend, it's a write off!
Planes, trains and automobiles are all work travel costs that can be written off.
When you travel for work, lodging expenses such as hotel rooms or Airbnb are write offs.
When you're traveling for work, all meals are tax deductible. Even takeout.