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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