Even more tax deductions for writers

September 26th, 2011 → 2:22 pm @ // One Comment

IRS 1040 Tax Form Being Filled Out
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The list of tax deductions for writers grows longer…

  • Taxes and licenses including sales tax paid to your state from book sales and business or vendor’s licenses.
  • Travel, meals and entertainment for business including writer’s workshops and conferences. Deduct the mileage or car rental, lodging and one-half of the meals spent while on a business trip. If you take your spouse or family, only the portion for you, the business owner, is deductible.
  • Utilities such as telephone, cell phone and internet service charges. The first phone line into a home is considered a personal expense and not deductible as a business expense. Separate personal and business use of telephones and the internet. Only the business portion is a tax deduction.

Carol Topp, CPA


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