As an independent actor, you can deduct everything needed for a show or film, and promoting yourself as well as some research costs. It's basically getting money back at the end of the year, so have a look. Need help tracking all of them? That's where we come in, we will track all your deductible expenses for you!
Audition tapes, portfolios, business cards. Write off anything used to promote yourself.
Seeing a show or performance counts as research, study up and write it off.
That's right, Netflix is also a write-off! Films are considered research for your job.
As long as it is not considered suitable for "streetwear" it can be written off!
Write off beauty supplies or treatments if they were related to a performance.
If an agent is helping you find gigs, deduct their fees from your next taxes.
Your regular dues to participate in a union in your field can be written off.
Write off any books that help you manage your business or that are relevant to your field!
Videocameras, mics, tripods, lenses, anything used to create content, you can write off.
Cameras, video camera, lenses, lighting, tripods, used for work are all tax deductible!
Conferences and classes that help you keep up with the industry are tax deductible.
If you use your phone for work (who doesn't?) then it's partially deductible.
A new computer, cell phone, keyboard, printer, monitor, mouse, it all counts!
Office-related purchases like stationery, photocopies, and monitors are tax deductible.
Every dollar you spend on Facebook Ads, Google Adwords, etc. is a tax deductible expense!
Your monthly phone bills are expensive! Good thing the cost is partially deductible.
The Keeper Tax app automatically finds tax deductions among your purchases. On average, people we find write-offs worth $1,249 in the first 90 seconds.
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.