What Is A Tax Write Off And How Does It Work?

A tax write-off

A tax write-off lowers your annual tax bill by deducting allowable expenses from your taxable income, benefiting businesses during tax preparation.


Tax write-offs differ from deductions; they directly reduce taxable income, helping businesses save money on taxes.

Deductible expenses

Properly tracking deductible expenses and using tax applications can ensure you don't miss vital business deductions or available tax credits.


Eligible tax write-offs for businesses include expenses like business insurance, advertising, legal fees, health insurance, and travel costs.

Personal Expenses

Certain costs like personal expenses, fines, penalties, and contributions to political candidates are not eligible for tax write-offs.