Tax Deductible Expenses for Artists

Artists: Use this list to help organize your art tax preparation.

This is a basic list of typical expenses incurred by artists. You may have others. 

  • Art supplies
  • Books, magazines, reference material
  • Business gifts
  • Business insurance
  • Business meals and entertainment
  • Cabs, subways, buses
  • Copying, printing
  • Cultural events/ museum entrance fees
  • Entry fees
  • Equipment and software
  • Film & processing
  • Framing
  • Gallery fees
  • Gas and electric
  • Internet
  • Legal fees
  • Memberships (museums, professional organizations)
  • Messengers, private mail carriers, postage
  • Office supplies
  • Promotion
  • Studio or home office rent
  • Tax preparation,
  • Telephone
  • Travel