As a Wonoloer, you might be able to save money on taxes by claiming tax write-offs on lots of work-related expenses! Our partners at Keeper Tax have put together a list of 19 common write-offs not to miss!
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🚌 Public transport
Public transportation expenses to / from gig or freelancing events are tax deductible. If you paid for a monthly pass, you can write off a portion of the fee.
📶 Phone service bil
Your monthly phone bills are expensive! Since you needed phone service for your freelancing work, a part of the cost is tax deductible.
Taking an Uber or Lyft is convenient, but expensive! Any rides you took to gig or freelancing events are a tax write-off.
🎓 Education Expenses
Online courses, summits, membership site subscriptions, and workshops, are tax deductible if they help you stay informed and competitive in your freelancing work.
📱Phone & Accessories
If you bought a new phone last year and used it for your freelance work, then it’s partially deductible. Same things goes for accessories like charging cords, and other electronics like laptops and monitors.
🍔 Meals while discussing work
If you paid for a meal while discussing your freelancing work in depth with a coworker, client, or even a friend, it’s a write-off.
Whether it’s a new harness for dog walking, a delivery hotbag, or just some extra stationary for your freelance design work, any supplies used for your 1099 work are tax deductible.
If you drove for work …
If you drive a car for work (even something as simple as going to the post office) — a portion of all car expenses will be deductible! Note: you can also claim the standard mileage deduction, but KeeperTax has found that taking actual expenses saves you more. It’s also possible to claim a tax deduction on the miles you drive for work instead of actual car expenses, but this requires tracking your miles and may net you less in tax savings. Learn more
⛽ Gas Fill-up
Gas is expensive! If you drove for a freelancing gig, a portion of your gas fill ups are tax deductible.
🔧 Car Maintenance
A portion of all oil changes, repairs, and regular checkups are all tax deductible if you drove for freelancing work.
🧾 Insurance & registration
Part of your car insurance, roadside assistance, and registration costs for a vehicle you drove for freelancing are tax deductible.
Parking for a meeting downtown or another freelance trip is a tax write-off!
A toll while driving to or from a freelance work destination is tax deductible! If you pay for a monthly pass of some kind, you can deduct a portion of that cost.
🚗 Vehicle depreciation
If you drive your own vehicle, you can write off the annual depreciation of its value!
If you worked from home …
If you do at least some of your work from home from a dedicated workstation, you get to claim home office tax deductions. Note: 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 might all be tax write-offs.
🏠 Part of your Rent
Whether you pay rent or own your home and pay a mortgage, a portion of those expenses might be tax deductible.
🌐 Wifi Bill
Part of your internet bill might be a tax write off if you need the internet to do your freelancing work from home!
🌪️ Property Insurance
Whether you have rental or homeowner insurance, you might be able to write off a portion of it as part of your home office.
🔌 Power Bill
Gotta keep the lights on in your home office! A portion of your electricity bill could be a tax write-off.
🚰 Water Bill
It’d be hard to work in an office without running water, huh? Your water bill could be partially tax deductible if you worked from home.
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