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Can I deduct leads from my taxes?

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Can I deduct thumbtack leads from my taxes? I am a self-employed music teacher. Thanks!

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Yes, it makes sense to me to deduct expenses from Thumbtack as advertising expenses.

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Great question @loraleew, hopefully some other pros can jump in to help you to answer this. I wonder if @MASCPA might have any wisdom to share?

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@HiromisCPA Might know, as well. I know that when I was a business owner, I was able to deduct my spend on Thumbtack, but it's been a few years... Also, kudos to you for thinking ahead --- I would have been the one asking this question at 11:00pm on April 14th! 😉  

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Thank you for your tag!  🙂  Yes, I'd deduct Thumbtack expenses as advertising.

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Yes, it makes sense to me to deduct expenses from Thumbtack as advertising expenses.

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I believe yes! But check with your accountant. Marketing expense on schedule C
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Thanks for the helpful response @jnovember

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