Tax Deductions For MLM’ers
If you are currently someone’s employee and don’t own a home that you can use for tax deductions, and you are not already in a Network Marketing business of your own…
… make it your business to find a home based business to get into.
When I say home business… I mean direct sales/ network marketing, btw.
I’m sure you guessed that though… =)
Running a home business is the best way to get some of those needed tax advantages that you would get as a home owner and then some. Whether it’s the latest yummy shakes, juicy juice, or anti-aging youth serum, get involved in a home business of your own that you resonate with. On average it can save you $500-$2,000 or more with the new tax changes on the horizon.
Once you’ve decide that creating a business is for you, there are many things that are involved that must be taken seriously. There are a myriad of expenses associated with running a home business, but the good news is, many of them can be used as tax deductions for your household.
I’m going to highlight just a few of the things that you will be able to write off when April 15th rolls around.
Here we go…
Tax Deductions for Office/Business Supplies
First off let me just reiterate, if you have a home based business, you must designate a separate area used solely for business purposes. If ever you get audited by the IRS, you’ll need to prove that you have this space laid out for your business affairs.
That being said, when you have to purchase office supplies for your new biz, you will be qualified to write the majority of these items off. It may not be sensible to write off every single marker, pen or paper clip, but items like fax machines, copiers, computers, or any business software needed to build your business should definitely be included.
If you have monthly auto drafts for particular services you use to promote your business, it can add up to quite a bit of money at the end of the year…
Write it off!!
The key is to only write off things that are used solely for business purposes.
Tax Deductions for Trade Magazines
My particular MLM business has a trade magazine that we can use to promote the opportunity, but even if your company doesn’t offer one, there are magazines out there created for the sole purpose of educating you about your trade. In order to succeed in your business, you may need to read a few if you want to keep up with what’s going on in your industry.
While the Internet has a lot of information, it would not hurt you to subscribe to a few of these trade magazines. If the magazines you purchased satisfy a genuine need for you to run your business effectively, then guess what? These subscriptions can be written off as well.
Tax Deductions for Your Phone Bill
If you are in any type of business you are well aware of how important your phone is. Whether you’re calling or texting, without it, your business will never get off the ground. Although you cannot write off your entire bill from your taxes, you can write off your service if it isa dedicated business line. If you have added a second phone line to your account to be used for business only, which is highly recommended, that is deductible.
Tax Deductions for The Internet
Can you ever imagine a time where people actually performed business affairs without the world wide web? Thank goodness for technology! The Internet is another expense that can be written off if you use it for business alone. Now, if you spend countless hours shopping online and only one hour doing business related work on it, then please don’t attempt to deduct that.
If on the other hand, you have a laptop that you use for business purposes (including Social Media Marketing), and not for any personal reasons, it’s perfectly ok to add your online usage as a business expense.
Tax Deductions for Shipping Charges
Have a tangible product that you sell as part of your business?
Then you are allowed to deduct any money that you use in order to ship your products to people. However, if you only use shipping services every once in a while, it will not make much of a difference on your tax deductions, but if you use it quite often, the ability to write it off can save you a ton of money. Keep all of the receipts you give from making shipments and any other related cost you may incur in the process.
Tax Deductions for Gas Mileage/ Business Meetings
Many people make the mistake of forgetting to deduct mileage when they file their tax returns. If you use your car for anything that relates to your business, for example, dinner meetings, product deliveries, and even some recreational events as long as your business is somewhere in the topic of your conversation, you can deduct it!
How awesome is that?!
The most important thing to remember is to always document everything that you do that is related to your company. You must keep accurate records in case there are any questions later on.
Many people do not realize that being in a Direct Sales company is considered a valid, tax deductible business operation, so take advantage of the opportunity.
Also, when people you approach about your business complain about the cost of operation, let them know of the tax benefits.
If they still complain…
Kick’em to the curb!…
These kinds of people are only looking to win the lottery NOT being an actual business owner.
Again, these are just some of the things you can deduct at the end of the year. I am not a tax adviser so I suggest you consult with your local tax person for more information on the possible tax deductions you can write off in your business.
‘Till Next Time!
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