101 Tax Deductions for Bloggers 

 August 21, 2018

Don’t miss out on a single tax deduction for your blog business. There are many tax deductions for bloggers that you can take. Here are 101 tax deductions to get you started!


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This post is meant for general informational purposes only, and should not be taken as legal, tax, or accounting advice.

101 Tax Deductions for Bloggers!

1. Facebook advertising

2. Email service provider subscription fee (ex. Convertkit)

3. Stock photography purchases (ex. Creative Market)

4. Hosting provider monthly fee (ex. BlueHost)

5. Adobe creative cloud for tools such as Photoshop or Audition

6. Pinterest scheduling tool (ex. Tailwind)

7. Virtual assistant for general help (my VA is great!)

8. Graphic designer

9. Printer paper and ink (use Quill for good prices and coupons!)

10. Online courses to help you grow your business

11. Books to help you grow your business

12. Coaching fees to help you grow your business

13. Travel costs to a blogging conference

14. Ticket to a blogging conference

15. Hotel at a blogging conference

16. 50% of the cost of meals at a blogging conference

17. The portion of cell phone expense related to your business

18. The portion of internet expense related to your business

19. The portion of computer purchase expense related to your business

20. The portion of camera purchase related to your business

21. Online accounting program monthly fee (my recommendation- QuickBooks)

22. Course to teach you how to do your own blog bookkeeping

23. Cost of hiring a bookkeeper

24. Cost of hiring a tax professional

25. Online program for filing your taxes at year-end

26. Cost of your course hosting site (ex. Thinkific)

27. The yearly cost of domain name purchase and registration (ex. NameCheap)

28. Cost of blog theme (ex. Creative Market)

29. IT help to customize blog appearance

30. Fiverr gig for a blog project

31.Picmonkey to design your own pins and printables

32. Purchase of a custom font (ex. Creative Market)

33. Blog logo design and branding

34. Purchase of a graphic for a printable you plan to sell or give away (ex. The Hungry JPeg)

35. Keyword research tool

36. SEO consultant

37. Pinterest advertising

38. Video conferencing monthly fee (ex. Zoom or Appear.in)

39. Book to help you understand how to file your blog business taxes

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40. Dictation software for dictating blog posts (ex. Dragon)

41. File storage and sharing tool (ex. Dropbox)

42. Password management tool (ex. LastPass)

43. Article and ideas saving tool (ex. Evernote)

44. Screen recording software (ex. Camtasia or LiteCam)

45. Google apps subscription to get a custom email

46. Landing page product (ex. Thrive Architect)

47. Giveaway product (ex. King Sumo)

48. Payment processing fees

49. Appointment and client meetings scheduling tool (ex. YouCanBook.me)

50. Ingredients for food on a cooking or baking blog

51. Materials for a project on a DIY blog

52. Online conference fee

53. Photo editing software for blog post images (ex. PhotoShop)

54. Monthly fee to have your own online shop (ex. Shopify)

55. Business planner

56. Business payments processor (ex. Stripe)

57. Home office tax deduction

58. Banking fees

59. Miles, you drove in your personal car that was for a business purpose

60. Donations to charity (deducted on your personal taxes, but money can come from business accounts)

61. Ticket to tradeshow

62. Educational expenses

63. Business insurance premiums

64. Fee for filing a patent

65. Interest on a business credit card or business loan

66. Office supplies

67. Bad debts

68. Business Association membership dues

69. Business-related membership site dues

70. Microphone for business projects (this is the one I use, good but cheap)

71. Video camera for business projects (ex. courses, YouTube, email video series)

72. Credit card convenience fees

73. Education or training for virtual assistants

74. Postage or shipping

75. Cost of giveaway items

76. Parking and tolls for business travel

77. Post office box

78. Website design services

79. Client management program (ex. Dubsado)

80. Team management program (ex. Asana or Trello)

81. Social Media manager virtual assistant

82. Twitter scheduling tool (ex. Edgar)

83. A portion of FICA tax paid

84. Tweet scheduler for authors (ex. Author sidekick service)

85. Home office supplies

86. Rent on a business facility

87. Shared workspace monthly fee

88. Sales tax filing help (ex. TaxJar) extremely helpful with all the sales tax changes

89. Business gifts under $25

90. Equipment rental

91. Cricut for blog projects

92. Business registration or permit fees

93. Payroll processing if you are an S Corp.

94. Cost of materials for products you then sell (this is called cost of goods sold or COGS)

95. Start-up expenses

96. Google advertising

97. Payments to affiliates of your products

98. Fees and expenses to register your trademark

99. Plug-ins

100. Website security programs

101. Business cards or mailers

Whew! What a list! Hopefully, you have a better idea of what tax deductions you can take as a blogger! The IRS says you can take a tax deduction for expenses that are reasonable and necessary. Good luck with your blog!


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