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26 Tax Deductions for Independent Tattoo Artists | Beem



NAICS code:ย 812990

While you decided to freelance as an independent tattoo artist, you still have to pay taxes, right?! Here’s a good news for you, as a freelancer or business owner, you can write off certain business expenses needed for your profession. From tattoo supplies to magazine subscriptions for inspiration, there are several things that you can write off while filing your tax return.

To add another hectic task such as tax filing means adding more than they can handle to their workload. Thatโ€™s why we are here to provide you with all the tax write-offs you can prepare beforehand and use to save money on your tax returns. This will ease the burden a little and you will be able to manage your stress while lowering your tax payment.

We have put together a list of the most common write-offs for independent tattoo artists that you can use to deduct your expenses.

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  • ๐Ÿ’ธ Agency commissions

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 10

    Commission fees you pay for agency representation are fully deductible.

  • ๐Ÿ’ต Union dues

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 27a

    If you belong to a union, go ahead and write off your dues.

  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Advertising

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 8

    Print and online advertising costs for your business are considered write-offs.

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  • ๐ŸŒ Website & hosting fees

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 8

    Squarespace, Wix, GoDaddy, and other website service fees are fully tax-deductible.

  • ๐Ÿ“ฑPhone, laptop, accessories

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 27a

    If buy a phone or laptop and use it for work, it’s partially deductible.

  • ๐Ÿ“š Educational books

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 27a

    Educational books to increase your knowledge and skills are tax write-offs.

  • ๐Ÿ“ Office supplies

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 18

    Deduct anything you buy for your office, like pens, binders, folders, printer ink, or a whiteboard.

  • ๐Ÿ˜Ž Self-promotional materials

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 8

    Audition tapes, portfolios, business cards: write off anything you use to promote yourself.

  • ๐Ÿ“ฑ Social media tools

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 18

    Write off the tools you use to create assets, schedule posts, or pull analytics.



If you drive for work ...


You might spend a lot of your time zipping around town to meet clients, finish assignments and do your research among other tasks. Luckily, you can write off car-related expenses like maintenance and gas. Keep these tax write-offs in mind as a growing .ย 

  • ๐Ÿ…ฟ๏ธ Parking

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 27a

    Parking for a meeting downtown, or any other work trip, is tax-deductible!

  • ๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ Tolls

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 27a

    A toll while driving to or from a work destination is tax-deductible!

  • ๐Ÿš˜ Car purchase & depreciation

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 13

    If you buy a new car, you can write off part of the cost every year for five years.

  • ๐Ÿงฐ Vehicle tool kit

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 22

    Flashlights, tire iron, duct tape, and other tools you may need in your vehicle are deductible.

  • โ˜‚๏ธ Car insurance & registration

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 15

    Car insurance monthly fees, registration, even roadside assistance are partially deductible.

  • ๐Ÿ”ง Car maintenance

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 9

    Oil changes, repairs, and regular checkups are all tax-deductible if you drive for work.


If you discuss work at a restaurant ...

Networking is a core practice of a successful ย  and it can also be added to your tax write-offs. You likely often meet clients or people in your field at restaurants to chat about work, discuss projects and sign deals. When you do, remember to write off your business meal expenses.ย 

  • ๐Ÿ” Business meals

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 24b

    If you discuss work with a coworker, mentor, client, or prospective client, it’s a write-off!

If you leave town for work ...

Meeting an out-of-town client, attending a conference or networking is all part of the job. There are many reasons for you to travel for work as a busy and they can all be added as tax write-offs. They also count as business trips, so you can write off your travel costs.

  • ๐Ÿ›ซ Transportation

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 24a

    Planes, trains, and car rentals are all work-related travel costs that can be written off.

  • ๐Ÿจ Travel lodging

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 24a

    When you travel for work, lodging expenses such as hotel rooms or Airbnb are write offs.

  • ๐Ÿฅก Meals while traveling

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 24a

    When you’re traveling for work, all meals are tax-deductible. Even takeout!

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If you work from home ...



When you’re not busy working outside, you might spend your time working from your home as a successful and many activities count as tax write-offs. These include business plans, promotional work and coming up with new strategies. In this case, don’t forget to write off your home office expenses!

  • ๐Ÿ›‹๏ธ Home office furniture

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 18

    A desk, chairs, lamps, and other home office necessities are all tax write-offs.

  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Property repairs

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 21

    You can write off up to $2,500 for individual repairs to your property.

  • ๐Ÿ”Œ Power bill

    Write it off using: Form 8829

    Gotta keep the lights on in your home office! A portion of your electricity bill counts.

  • ๐ŸŒช๏ธ Property insurance

    Write it off using: Form 8829

    Whether it’s rental or homeowners insurance, you can write off a portion through your home office deduction.

  • ๐Ÿšฐ Water bill

    Write it off using: Form 8829

    It’d be hard to work in an office without running water, huh? You water bill counts.

  • ๐ŸŒ Wi-Fi bill

    Write it off using: Schedule C, Box 25

    Your Comcast bill is a tax write-off. You need internet to do your job!

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