Tax Deductions for Journalists
Some deductions that may be available to journalists include:
Travel to interviewees or story locations;
Memberships to unions and professional associations;
Writing materials, stationery and word-processing software;
Computers and laptops to the extent they are used for work;
Costs of leads and providers of information;
Research costs including magazines, journals and periodicals;
Access to internet and Pay TV to the extent it is used for researching a story.
Journalists may also be entitled to general tax deductions that are not work specific, such as investment deductions or deductions for car expenses.
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