17 tax write offs for wedding planners 💒

So you have followed your dream of being a wedding planner, helping everyone design their perfect big day, what could be better?! Not losing a third of your hard-earned earnings on taxes, that's what! Here's a list of expenses that you can claim as tax write offs on your taxes.

Phone & accessories

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

Event Costs

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

Business cards

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

Website expenses

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

Online Advertising

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

Labor costs

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


Deduct any subscriptions to magazines or news materials relevant to your business!

Conferences & classes

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

Relevant Books

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

Meals for work

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


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

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If you drive for work ...
Whether you're driving to meet with client, or are simply picking up supplies at the nearby outlet, a portion of your car expenses are deductible.

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


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 wedding planning work from a dedicated workstation in your home, you're eligible to write off home office expenses!

🤓 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 ...
Anytime you need to travel more than 100 miles (about 2 hours by car) for a client meeting or conference, that counts are business travel.

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.

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.