It's not easy making a living as an artist. Finding clients takes hustle, and keeping them takes grit. So don't give away your hard-earned money to the IRS. Here's a list of every purchase you should be claiming as a write off on taxes.
Cameras, video camera, lenses, lighting, tripods, used for work are all tax deductible!
Write off any software you use for video and photo editing or content creation.
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.
A new computer, cell phone, keyboard, printer, monitor, mouse, it all counts!
If you don't work from home, write off related studio expenses such as rent and bills.
If you need to hire an editor, designer, or set assistance to help you, write it off!
Business cards & brochures are a marketing costs that can fully written off on taxes.
Conferences and classes that help you keep up with the industry are tax deductible.
Storage to handle heavy digital files (business related) such as Dropbox or a hard drive.
If you use your phone for work (who doesn't?) then it's partially 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!