Tax Deductible Expenses for Designers

Designers: Use this list to help organize your design tax preparation.

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

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