If I Instagram My Latte, Can I Write It Off? Tax Issues for Culinary Professionals

Take the confusion and stress out of taxes, and pay less in April, with our special webinar on taxes for food professionals.

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Did you miss this essential tax session at IACP conference? Join us for another helpful and funny (yes, really) session about taxes and working in the food world.

Tax preparer Stephen Hoffman will help answer questions like: Is my kitchen a home office? Can I write off my groceries? Are knives and pans deductible? Will the IRS subsidize my wine habit? If you’re a food writer or culinary professional, particularly a freelancer, your work and your life are intertwined. So, how do you decide what’s a business deduction and what’s just a family meal? Let a 17-year tax professional and fellow food writer take the confusion and stress out of taxes, and help you pay less in April.

Disclaimer: This is intended as general and necessarily simplified information based on Steve Hoffman’s experience as a tax preparer. The tax code is very complex and everyone’s situation is different. None of what he says should be taken as specific tax advice for a particular individual, but rather general guidelines to be discussed with an advisor familiar with your unique circumstances.

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Steve Hoffman

Tax preparer, food writer

Steve Hoffman is a weirdly passionate tax preparer, and an award-winning food writer, with work anthologized in the last four editions of Best American Food Writing. When not impersonating a French villager in the Languedoc, he shares one acre on Turtle Lake, in Shoreview, Minnesota with his family, a neurotic puggle, and roughly 80,000 honeybees.


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