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TAX TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

TAX TIPS FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

The most dreaded time of the year is fast approaching - tax season. Photographers pay taxes like anybody else, but because of the nature of the job they may have questions that a typical employee doesn’t. What happens if I photographed events in ten different states this year - do I have to pay income tax in all of them? What if I hire a different photographer to cover my event when I’m sick - do I have to withhold taxes for her? Do I have to pay attention to sales tax? And what if my year was terrible and I made almost no money - do I still have to pay taxes at all?  Here are a few tips and tricks to help you survive taxation as a freelance photographer.