02,April
2014

Tax Expenses for Screenwriters

As the new tax year looms, here’s a handy list of tax expenses for screenwriters:

Expenses for Screenwriters:
Consumables/materials
Rechargeable expenses
Agent’s commission
Sub-contracts/assistants
Secretarial
Office/studio overheads (even rehearsal room hire)
Repairs/renewals of equipment
Computer costs
Scripts/books/trade journals (incl subscriptions)
Telephone (75%)
Mobile phone
Internet services
Printing/postage/stationery
Insurance
Motor expenses (75%)
Hire purchase interest on car (75%)
Travelling/accommodation
Advertising/photographs
Accountancy
Bad debts (*cough* is there a “good debt?”)
Bank interest/charges
CDs/DVDs/tapes (50% or more)
Theatre/film/exhibition tickets
Television licence/rental (50%)
VCR rental
Coaching/courses
Gratuities

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