Common Tax Deductions for Small Creative Businesses – BeautifulMesh

Common Tax Deductions for Small Creative Businesses

  • Supplies used in your final product (ribbon, work forms, signs, etc)

  • Supplies used to help you make your final product (scissors, mat, glue, shelving, office supplies, tape, boxes etc)

  • Coaching groups or shop review services

  • Camera equipment used solely for business purposes (tripod, Mevo, etc)

  • Advertising on social media or elsewhere (Facebook Ads, Etsy promoted ads, etc)

  • Promotional materials (business cards, signs, etc)

  • Shipping costs

  • Software programs used (ManyChat, Tailwind, Zoom, etc)

  • Virtual Assistant fees

  • Tutorials

  • Sam’s Club, BJ’s, or Costco membership fees

  • Etsy and/or website fees (hosting, domain name, transaction fees, credit card fees, etc)

  • Business license annual fee

  • Tax preparation or bookkeeping fees

  • Simple home office deduction ($5 per sq foot of your home office, up to 300 sq feet) or the original home office deduction (% of your home expenses)

    **This list is meant to be suggestions of possible deductions for your Etsy shop, however you should consult your CPA or tax preparer for information related to your tax account.

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