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!   This post contains affiliate links, see my disclosure here. 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   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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