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Self-Employed Expense
Estimator 2021

See how much you can increase your tax savings by applying your estimated self-employed business expenses. Use our self-employed expense calculator to find deductions in your industry.

Estimate your potential
tax savings based on your
business-related expenses

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Deductions for Self-Employed Businesses, Contractors and Freelancers

One of the benefits of being self-employed are the many deductions you can qualify for depending on your line of work. Learn more about which expenses you can deduct with our Self-Employed Expense Estimator above or browse the articles below for more details on how to get a tax break.


Top Tax Write-offs for the Self-Employed

Whether you have a side gig, contract, or own a small business, you are entitled to certain tax write-offs
which can benefit you during tax time.
Learn more about what you can deduct or use our
expense estimator

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Top Tax Deductions for Photographers

From weddings to family photoshoots for the holidays
to graduation portraits, the travel, training, and equipment
you invest in as a photographer can be deductible
business expenses.

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Working at Home

Save your receipts as your business expenses can get you tax deductions.
You may also deduct the costs associated
with your home office and that can be a
big tax break.

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tax calculators