101 Tax Deductions for Etsy Sellers 

 January 26, 2019

There are at least 101 tax deductions for Etsy sellers! Don't miss out on a single tax deduction for your Etsy shop business. Whether you sell handmade products, craft supplies, or vintage lovelies, we have got you covered! 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 Etsy Sellers!

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 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 conference or craft show 14. Ticket to business-related conference 15. Hotel at a conference 16. 50% of the cost of meals at a 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 (good product photographs are so important!) 21. Online accounting program monthly fee (my recommendation- QuickBooks) 22. Course to teach you how to do your own Etsy shop 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. Raw materials for your handmade items 29. Price paid for vintage items at garage and estate sales (keep a log!) 30. Cost of wholesale supplies purchased in bulk for resale 31. Picmonkey to design your own pins and printables 32. Purchase of a custom font (ex. Creative Market) 33. Etsy shop logo design and branding 34. Shipping supplies & materials 35. Postal scale to weigh your packages prior to shipment 36. SEO consultant for Etsy keywords 37. Pinterest advertising 38. Video conferencing monthly fee (ex. Zoom or Appear.in) 39. Book to help you understand how to file your Etsy business taxes 40. Blank note cards to include a handwritten thank you note in each package 41. File storage and sharing tool (ex. Dropbox) 42. Password management tool (ex. LastPass) 43. Ideas saving tool (ex. Evernote) 44. Half sticker sheets for printing postage labels 45. Google apps subscription to get a custom email 46. Etsy fees (ex. transaction, listing, etc.) 47. Giveaway aid product (ex. King Sumo) 48. Payment processing fees 49. Appointment and client meetings scheduling tool (ex. YouCanBook.me) 50. Ingredients for food for a specialty food Esty shop 51. Materials for new product experimentation 52. Online conference fee 53. Photo editing software for Etsy images 54. Monthly fee to have your own online shop (ex. Shopify) 55. Business planner 56. Booth or table fee at a craft show 57. Home office tax deduction (where you make your products or store your inventory) 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. Ink for printing postage labels 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. Payments made to drop shipper 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 making items to sell 92. Business registration or permit fees 93. Payroll processing if you are an S Corp. 94. The monthly fee for Etsy Plus or Etsy Premium 95. Start-up expenses 96. Google advertising 97. Payments to affiliates of your products 98. Fees and expenses to register your trademark 99. Heavy duty tape and dispenser for packaging boxes 100. Shipstation 101. Business cards or mailers Whew! What a list! Hopefully, you have a better idea of what tax deductions you can take as an Etsy seller! The IRS says you can take a tax deduction for expenses that are reasonable and necessary. Good luck with your shop!

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