Top Tax Write-Offs Hairstylists Miss

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The deadline to submit your federal tax return as an individual is May 17, 2021. This means there is not much more time to prepare your taxes, so our friends at Behind The Chair shared a few helpful tips to make sure hairstylists and barbers take advantage of as many write-offs as possible!

Disclaimer: We are sharing this info to be helpful, but we are not certified CPAs or tax attorneys. Use this info to discuss and analyze your own tax situation with a professional tax preparer. 

Want all 103 write-offs for stylists, PLUS Behind the Chair’s entire guide to taxes for hairdressers and salon owners? Click here to download the 19-page PDF for FREE!

1. Business mileage Top Tax Write Offs Hairstylists Miss - Business Mileage

Using your vehicle to run work-related errands, like buying supplies or driving to classes? You can deduct the mileage at a rate of 56 centers per mile. This also goes for travel to and from clients on location. This deduction applies to small business owners and the self-employed. But remember—you can’t count the miles you drive to and from your salon or suite in mileage. That’s just a regular commute and won’t be a valid deduction.

2. Haircolor

You can deduct the cost of supplies you use in your daily business, as long as you would use those supplies within one year of purchase. So make sure you are keeping careful track of how much color you buy so you can deduct it!

3. Damaged apronsTop Tax Write Offs Hairstylists Miss - Damaged Aprons

Did you know that every time you replace your apron, the cost is a write-off? Yes, you can deduct work clothes, but ONLY if you wouldn’t wear those clothes off the job. That means when the apron you keep hanging at your station is dunzo, you can write off the cost of replacing it.
Get the rest of the write-offs and even MORE tax info:
Download the FREE BTC Guide to Taxes: 19 Pages Of Tax Info For Salon Owners And Stylists: https://behindthechair.com/taxes/

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