Models can be considered both as runway or in person modeling, as well as brand-promotion models at trades fairs, and individuals being featured in photo shoots or short films. At first glance your modeling career may seem to be all expenses when tax season comes around, but here are some tax write-offs you may not have thought off. Start keeping track of these items and you'll see that money come right back into your pocket!
If you need to hire an editor, designer, or set assistance to help you, write it off!
Audition tapes, portfolios, business cards. Write off anything used to promote yourself.
Deduct any commision that the agency hiring you takes from every shoot or show.
Make up, hair treatments, or beauty supplies used for work are partially deductible!
Any expense from a modeling coach or other relevant training can be written off.
Your regular dues to participate in a union in your field can be written off.
If you use your phone for work (who doesn't?) then it's partially deductible.
Your monthly phone bills are expensive! Good thing the cost is partially deductible.
Conferences and classes that help you keep up with the industry are tax deductible.
Cameras, video camera, lenses, lighting, tripods, used for work are all tax deductible!
Videocameras, mics, tripods, lenses, anything used to create content, you can write off.
Write off any software you use for video and photo editing or content creation.
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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.