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Since this is a multi-prong question, let’s begin by addressing the hobby tax question. The answer to whether or not you can deduct your expenses incurred from making the crafts is…maybe. To clarify, the answer will depend on how you’re engaged in this activity. You will need to define this activity as one of the following:
The IRS usually considers you in an activity for profit if you’ve made a profit for three of the past five years. Otherwise, you have 35 ways To be a freelance artist establish a profit motive. You will determine your profit motive based on factors like:
If the activity is a hobby, you will report the income on Schedule 1, line 8 of Form 1040. The income won’t be subject to  self-employment tax .
Because of a change made as part of tax reform , you won’t be able to deduct expenses associated with your hobby.
You won’t be able to claim the  home office deduction . You can only claim that deduction if you have business income.
If you engage in the activity for profit, you will need to report your income and expenses on Schedule C. You’ll pay self-employment tax on your earnings. However, your expenses won’t be limited. You might also qualify to deduct your home office expenses.
To claim home office expenses, you must use the space regularly and exclusively for your business. Also, the office must be one of these:
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