Tax Deductible Expenses for Film/Video/Animation Creators

Josh Nowack

February 19, 2015


Flimmakers, Video Makers and Animators: Use this list to help organize your film tax, video tax, and animation tax preparation.

This is a basic list of typical expenses incurred by film and video makers and animators. You may have others.

  • Book, magazines, reference material
  • Business gifts
  • Business insurance
  • Business meals and entertainment
  • Cabs, subways, buses
  • Cultural events
  • Distribution costs
  • Editing costs
  • Equipment
  • Film and processing
  • Film supplies
  • Gas and electric
  • Internet/web site
  • Legal and professional fees
  • Location costs
  • Memberships (professional organizations)
  • Messengers, private mail carriers, postage
  • Mortgage interest/taxes
  • Office supplies
  • Production costs
  • Promotion
  • Staff wages
  • Studio rent
  • Studio supplies
  • Tax preparation
  • Telephone
  • Travel


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