Ask An Accountant-Can I Deduct My Cell Phone Bill?


Although tax season is over, tax questions arise year round.  My husband is an experienced accountant and will be answering questions sent to me at with the subject line “Ask an Accountant”.  See previous questions and answers HERE.

I have just started selling Thirty One purses and I am curious to know if
I can deduct any of my spending on my taxes. I make commission on sales and
I do not anticipate making more than $3k this year, but next year I hope to
make more since I will have a full year under my belt. Can I deduct my
mileage to client homes, business supply expenses, and maybe even my phone as
it is used for my business now?

Yes, all of these things are deductible.  The entire phone bill can not be deducted but the business percentage can be.

*Please keep in mind this post is for informational purposes only and answers given are very general.  Many things depend on individual circumstances.  Please contact your personal accountant or financial advisor for your particular situation.

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