So. Tax time. Fan? Yes? No?
Depends on the refund? Yeah, me too.
But when it comes to living as a creative, people I have known tend to completely miscategorize their expenses. I get it. You want to get as much as you can back from the government. Fair point.
I feel the same way, and recently I have added the many varied expenses of 3d printing to my tax deduction list. Its not a lot of money, but it has added up over time.
Between simple materials, filaments, tools and other consumables I spend a few hundred dollars every year on things related to 3d printing.
Since I can write off a small portion of my power bill, the increase in electrical usage over time has been noticeable. During the late summer months, when I am prepping for Long Beach Comic Con, I have always tried to have a new figure or project done. The power bill during this time will increase at least 10 to 15 percent if both printers are running.
Again, its small, but I have plans to increase output in the future – both in capacity and quality. So tracking some of these numbers even a little bit is going to be more important financially.
Anyway, onward and upward.