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Hello tax experts I work as a professional model in ...

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Hello tax experts I work as a professional model in nyc high fashion market what writes offs are applicable to my business?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Ed Johnson replied 8 years ago.

Dear XXXXXttain,

You can take off all the regular deductions that anyother person would, that includes in general:

  1. employee business expenses which can include a wide range of items such as:
  • education and training
  • tools of the trade
  • non-commuting busines miles
  • union dues
  • uniform expenses
  • home office expenses
  • apportioned phone call expenses

What changes is just what things do you use and do at your trade that fits these categories.

To help you out, I would like to refer you to this work sheet designed by a reputable CPA in the NY for entertainers, models, etc.

The check list requires you to enter 100% of the costs of meals; but can only take 50% of a business meal for a deduction.