Being your own boss certainly has its perks. But if you're like a lot of freelancers, you probably don't love doing your taxes.

We get it. That's why we're making it easy for self-employed taxpayers to get the deductions they deserve with the Deduction Maximizer.

Lower your tax bill by taking advantage of the right deductions

As of 2018, independent contractors make up more than a third of our country's workforce. If you're one of the millions of Americans who earns some or all of your income as a freelancer, you may be missing out on money-saving deductions every time you file a return.

With TaxAct's Deduction Maximizer, you'll be guided step by step through the process of completing your return in the most tax-advantageous way possible. And remember, each deduction you claim can reduce the amount of tax you owe, resulting in a lower IRS bill overall.

TaxAct's Deduction Maximizer helps taxpayers like you uncover common deductions specific to their field of work, including:

Writers and Bloggers

  • Business use of your home
  • Writing supplies and expenses to research a topic for a book or article
  • Business related travel and costs to attend conferences or seminars
  • Plus more…

Sales Representatives

  • Supplies such as samples, door prizes and hostess gifts
  • Business related travel and meals
  • Fees paid to process credit card orders
  • Plus more…

Marketing and Business Consultants

  • Business related travel and meals
  • Certification costs and professional membership dues
  • Computer, equipment and software licenses
  • Plus more…

Graphic Designers and Web/Software Developers

  • Business use of your home
  • Computer, equipment and software licenses
  • Website hosting and advertising expenses
  • Plus more…

Photographers

  • Business use of your home
  • Photography equipment, including cameras, lighting, and props
  • Website hosting and advertising expenses
  • Plus more…

Musicians

  • Rental costs for studio or rehearsal space
  • Instruments and equipment, including regular maintenance and repairs
  • Agent and management fees
  • Plus more…

Actors

  • Professional membership dues
  • Agent and management fees
  • Costs incurred to research for a role
  • Plus more…

Tutors and Teachers

  • Supplies, including pens, paper, folders, calculators, etc.
  • Computer, equipment and software licenses
  • Licensing fees and cost of continuing education
  • Plus more…

Handymen

  • Permit costs, licensing fees, union dues and liability insurance premiums
  • Supplies, tools and equipment rental
  • Business related vehicle expenses or mileage
  • Plus more…

Don't miss out on valuable deductions. Trust TaxAct's Deduction Maximizer to help you find and claim every deduction you deserve, and get more from your taxes.