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.

  • Studio rent
  • Art supplies
  • Telephone/internet
  • Cabs, subways, buses
  • Book, magazines, reference material
  • Copying, printing
  • Office supplies
  • Promotion
  • Film & processing
  • Gas and electric
  • Memberships (museums, professional organizations)
  • Messengers, private mail carriers, postage
  • Hanging fees, entry fees, framing
  • Business insurance
  • Tax preparation, legal fees
  • Travel
  • Business meals and entertainment
  • Business gifts
  • Equipment and software
  • Cultural events/ museum entrance fees