Bloggers, like authors and other writers, can take advantage of several tax deductible expenses
Author and speaker Susan Gunelius compiled a fantastic list of tax deductions for bloggers at. She writes “Most bloggers invest something into design, advertising or promotion each year. Remember to deduct applicable expenses such as:
Susan Gunelius goes on to explain, “If you attend blogging conferences or meetings, you can most likely deduct those expenses:
Many bloggers belong to professional associations related to the topic of their blog or to blogging itself. These professional dues are deductible. Attendance at blogging conferences is tax deductible. Additionally, periodicals and books that you purchase to help you learn and grow are deductible.
As a blogger, you can deduct your hosting fees, domain name registration fees, image and music downloads and internet access fees.
You can deduct your computer, router, monitor, software, etc. Office equipment such as a desk, chair, or file cabinets are deductible. Also deduct cameras used in your blogging business.
A second phone line for your business or fax machine is a business deduction. Divide your personal and business use of your cell phone and deduct only the business portion.
Business cards, paper, office supplies, folders, stamps, post office box, safe deposit box (if you use one solely for your blogging business), etc.
If you work from your home and have space devoted to your business, you can deduct a portion of your home expenses including utilities and mortgage interest as a business of the home expense. This deduction has its own , rather complex form, Form 8829, Fortunately, the IRS introduced a new simple calculation of $5/sq foot (up to a maximum of 300 sq ft) for 2013.
Fees for a lawyer or accountant are tax deductible business expenses.
I hope you take every tax deduction you are legally entitled!