Authors/Writers bchellingworth August 22, 2023
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Whether you submit occasional articles or you’re a full-time author, we can help you optimise your tax and understand your accounts – even if you choose to work abroad. Our tax accountants will ensure you only pay what’s due and are fully compliant with the law, so you can make the most of your money and continue doing what you love.

I owe a debt of gratitude to Keith for his exceptional financial stewardship. Amidst the day to day of writing and everything that surrounds it, his handling of my earnings, contracts, and taxes is just an incredibly helpful service. Give him and the team a call - you won’t regret it.
Stephen Butchard Screen Writer

What can authors/writers claim for?

Expenses are defined as being necessary for the operation of your business. Here are some examples of typical tax deductions available for writers and authors:

  • Marketing costs – business cards, reprints of your work
  • Website costs – hosting and maintaining a website to promote your work
  • Travel expenses – train tickets, petrol costs
  • Accommodation – hotels during overnight stays for business
  • Computing equipment – laptops, printers and editing software
  • Insurance for your computing equipment – protect your livelihood
  • Commissions – fees paid to literary agents

If you are self-employed and work from home then we can advise you on household costs which can be offset including heating, using a room as an office and phone services.

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