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business expense question?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by signpost-boston, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. signpost-boston

    signpost-boston Making America great, one sign at a time.

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    What kind of camera is allowed as a business expense? i mean a professional one. Not some dinky iphone camera. a real Dslr type?
     
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  2. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    I would think any camera that you use to promote your business would be legit.
     
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  3. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    Sure...as good as you want to buy. A good camera is definitely a legit tool in a sign shop.
     
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  4. Johnny Best

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    I wrote off a Nikon D500 with a 18-300mm lens about 4 years ago. Last year wrote off a 200-500mm lens and a 35mm lens to add to my equipment. Canons also are great to use.
     
  5. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Stuff you buy for your business use is an expense that goes against any profit you have. Doesn't matter if it a camera, computer, cell phone, sign equipment, hammer .. just whatever. Heck, I consider my "uniforms" (my clothes that have my company logos printed on them) as an expense.
     
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  6. equippaint

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    Can you write off happy endings?
     
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  7. TimToad

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    Only if you gave a client one. Expense that under "special services"
     
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  8. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    And, change your name to Hanes and write off your underwear.
     
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  9. Terry01

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    A decent camera and a tripod will cost you money, but it is also an asset and can save you time and money
    when editing decent images and used in conjunction with your printer.
     
  10. equippaint

    equippaint Very Active Member

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    It may not fly, the entertainment expense deduction is gone for 2018
     
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  11. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    I write my company name on it in permanent marker, then I can write it off.
     
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  12. AF

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    Yes, you expense that under “Meals and Entertainment”.
     
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  13. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    That's Gino's number one expense.
     
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  14. Gino

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    Figures.......another one trying to get me in trouble.

    What a putz..........​
     
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  15. ChicagoGraphics

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    Sure why not, but they are so cheap in China its not worth the write off....lol
     
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  16. Sidney

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    Use any camera... Anything that is purchase for business is a business expence/ write off.
     
  17. decalman

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    It's not the quality, of the item in question.
    That's irrelevant.
     
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