18 tax write offs for event planners 🎟️

Event planning is rewarding and exciting and requires lots organization and effort to pull together the perfect occasion! But tracking expenses for taxes is probably not your favorite part. Here's a list of expenses that you can claim as tax write offs.

Event Costs

If you pay directly for any event related costs, go ahead and claim the deduction!

Online Advertising

Every dollar you spend on Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, etc. is a tax deductible expense!

Website expenses

Website hosting fees, plugins, stock photos, and themes are tax deductible!

Relevant Books

Write off any books that help you manage your business or that are relevant to your field!

Business cards

Business cards & brochures are a marketing costs that can fully written off on taxes.

Phone & accessories

If you use your phone for work (who doesn't?) then it's partially deductible.

Electronics

A new computer, cell phone, keyboard, printer, monitor, mouse, it all counts!

Meals for work

If you discuss work with a coworker, client, or even a friend, it's a write off!

Self Promotion Material

Audition tapes, portfolios, business cards. Write off anything used to promote yourself.

Labor costs

If you employ people that help your business, that's tax deductible!

Conferences & classes

Conferences and classes that help you keep up with the industry are tax deductible.

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If you drive for work ...
Go ahead and write off some of those car-related expenses if you needed to drive to meet a client, visit a conference or event, or other related business errands.

🤓 Pro Tip:It's also possible to report the miles you drive for work instead of actual car expenses, but unless you drive a lot for work, you'll save more time & money with tracking car expenses. Learn more

Gas

Gas is expensive! A portion of your gas station fill ups are tax deductible.

Car maintenance

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

Insurance & registration

Car insurance, roadside assistance, registration costs, etc. are all tax deductible.

Parking

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

Tolls

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

Vehicle depreciation

If you drive you own vehicle, you can write off the annual depreciation of it's value!

If you work from home ...
If you do at least some of your design work from a dedicated home workstation, don't forget to claim home office write offs!

🤓 Pro Tip: You don't need to work from a separate room to claim these write offs. A dedicated desk is sufficient. Learn more

Home office furniture

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

Wifi bill

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

Property insurance

Whether rental or homeowner insurance, you can write off a portion as part of home office.

Power bill

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

Water bill

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

Part of your rent

Whether you pay rent or own your home, a portion of those expenses are tax deductible.

If you leave town for work ...
If you need to travel for a business-related reason, such as a conference or meeting a client, write them off!
Transportation

Planes, trains and automobiles are all work travel costs that can be written off.

Lodging

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

Meals while traveling

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

Note: at Keeper, we care about saving you money on taxes. That leads us to generalize tax advice that isn't always so simple. Everyone's situation is different. Please drop a note below or reach out via email if you have questions.