Even more tax deductions for writers and bloggers

February 19th, 2018 → 1:42 pm @

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

  • Taxes and licenses including sales tax paid to your state from book sales and a business or vendor’s license.
  • Travel and meals when you are away from your tax home overnight for business purposes such as attending a conference.  Deduct the mileage or car rental costs, 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.In 2018 entertainment expenses are no longer tax 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 your personal and business use of your cell phone and the internet. Only the business portion is a tax deduction.

Business Tips and Taxes for Writers Update 2018
Other helpful business tips can be found in my book, Business Tips and Taxes for Writers

It’s been updated to include the new changes to the tax laws!


Carol Topp, CPA

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