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dmilo123
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I’m a teacher as my main income but I started painting (artist) again I have had several shows with no sales but want to deduct my supplies which turbo tax to buy

 
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AlanT
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I’m a teacher as my main income but I started painting (artist) again I have had several shows with no sales but want to deduct my supplies which turbo tax to buy

If you are going to use the TurboTax online product, you would need to buy TurboTax Self-Employed.

If you are going to use the TurboTax desktop product, you would need to buy Turbo Tax Home and Business.  

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macuser_22
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I’m a teacher as my main income but I started painting (artist) again I have had several shows with no sales but want to deduct my supplies which turbo tax to buy

Is this a business or a hobby?   If a business, and there is no income, then if the IRS questions the expenses, it might be difficult to prove to them that is an actual business.
**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**
AlanT
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I’m a teacher as my main income but I started painting (artist) again I have had several shows with no sales but want to deduct my supplies which turbo tax to buy

If you are going to use the TurboTax online product, you would need to buy TurboTax Self-Employed.

If you are going to use the TurboTax desktop product, you would need to buy Turbo Tax Home and Business.  

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**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
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