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I'm a freelance writer and editor. The majority of my work is for websites. Can I write off an iPad as a business expense as well as the monthly data plan associated with it if I use it primarily for work-related activities? (I don't have my own business set up at this time.)
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hi

Jacy :

Yes, you can take a depreciation deduction or elect to write off the entire cost in the year of purchase under Section 179. However, if the iPad is not 100% business use, please reasonably estimate the business use percentage and only write off that portion.

JACUSTOMER-cko0ulgn- :

Great, thanks so much. Could the monthly data plan be included in this as well?

Jacy :

The monthly plan should be pro-rated by that same business use percentage. All costs associated with your writing should be deducted from your writing income to lower you self-employment tax.

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This has been very helpful. Thank you.


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