Writing, Coffee and Taxes

Query of the day: Can writers list coffee and tea as business expenses on their tax returns?

Okay, that’s not a completely serious question.

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But can they? There’s this great bookstore/coffee shop near me, and I’m dying for a latte šŸ™‚


5 thoughts on “Writing, Coffee and Taxes

  1. IF you are legit making money as a writer, and you are conducting business over your coffee/tea, then you may be able to – within reason. I know that I could report my expenses for meetings over lunch or drinks for some of my work. However, the amounts never quite came to enough to make it worth doing so — standard deduction was always more.
    How about a serious answer to a not-so-serious question?

      • I’ve been doing my own taxes for a while… and even when I had someone else do them I double-checked what they’d done…. so I’ve had to learn some of the ins-and-outs of things (like, having to file in two different states, with some school, grants, and multiple jobs…) And like to make things easy to understand (part of why I’m an educator!) šŸ™‚

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