Tax Deductible Expenses for Writers

Writers: Use this list to help organize your writer tax preparation.

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

  • Office supplies
  • Telephone/internet
  • Cabs, subways, buses
  • Book, magazines, reference material
  • Agents commissions (if included in income)
  • Film and processing
  • Copying
  • Editorial fees
  • Promotion
  • Office rent
  • Gas and electric
  • Memberships (professional organizations)
  • Messengers, private mail carriers, postage
  • Business insurance
  • Tax preparation
  • Travel
  • Business meals and entertainment
  • Equipment
  • Software
  • Legal and professional fees
  • Cultural events