The following list of items should be of help to prepare for a good income tax result for Photography, Graphic Design and many other Freelance businesses.
Your mileage on all work related travel for purchases, deliveries, photo shoots, if you purchased items to re-touch a person (such as make up, hair dressing etc) items are deductible.
Advertising, promotional gifts,
Did you hire help? ..the most you can deduct without issuing a 1099 is $600.00 (on an assistant, help , etc)
Camera, lenses, and accessories, back drop, lights, cables bulbs, stands,.
Working out of home?...get sq footage of your home.
Have you obtained a loan for your business in which you pay interest?
Legal and professional services, such as notarized business documents, filing of permits, obtaining an entity “name” ( fictitious name filing in news paper)
Office expenses, such as: pens, paper, printing, computer supplies, repairs, staples, rubber bands, paper clips...etc
Repairs and maintenance of your equipment.
Rental of equipment.
Supplies taxes and licenses
Travel, meals, lodging and entertainment….networking expenses.
Utilities if renting office or using home.
Cell/ phones, internet. parking.
Educational, seminars, workshops, research.