Whether you walk dogs for Wag, Rover or independently, you're paid as a contractor. While that's great because you get to define your own schedule, it means that taxes are a bit more complicated. To make the most of your Wag income, be sure to keep track of the following tax write offs you're eligible for!
Poop bags, as well as the little dispensers, are tax deductible work expenses!
If you buy extra treats for the dogs you walk, you can write that off on your taxes!
Tennis balls, and other toys you buy for the dogs you walk are tax deductible!
If you've had to buy extra leashes or harnesses, those purchases are tax deductible!
If you bike to get to and from your dog walking clients, it and repairs are deductible.
Your monthly phone bills are expensive! Good thing the cost is partially deductible.
If you use your phone for work (who doesn't?) then it's partially deductible.
Dogs need to be walked rain or shine! Rain gear bought for the job is deductible.
Public transportation expenses to / from your dog walking clients are deductible!
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 your own vehicle, you can write off the annual depreciation of its value!
A desk, chairs, lamps, and other home office necessities are all tax write offs.
Your Wi-Fi 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 car rentals are all work-related travel costs that can be written off.
When you travel for work, lodging expenses like hotel rooms and Airbnbs are write-offs.
When you're traveling for work, all meals are tax-deductible. Even takeout!